The MIT Computational Law Report has convened a task force to develop principles and guidelines for applying due diligence and legal assurance to Generative AI for law and legal processes. The purpose of this task force is to ensure factual accuracy, accurate sources, valid legal reasoning, alignment with professional ethics, due diligence, and responsible use of Generative AI for law and legal processes. The task force believes that this technology provides powerfully useful capabilities for law and law practice, but also requires informed caution for its use in practice.
The task force has released an initial public draft version of the principles with some scenarios showing consistent and inconsistent examples in the context of law practice. The need for responsible use guidelines has arisen more pointedly than before in light of the Mata vs. Avianca Airlines., Inc case, where an attorney filed citations and cases fabricated by ChatGPT to a court.