The Bar Standards Board of England and Wales discusses the use of ChatGPT in court

The Bar Standards Board of England and Wales has discussed the use of ChatGPT in court in a new blog. AI and advanced digital technologies are changing legal practice, with firms implementing digital transformation opportunities and barristers engaging in virtual consultations and hearings. The Legal Services Board, the oversight regulator, promotes technology and innovation to…

Can AI be harnessed to aid lawyer development?

Mentoring relationships are important for the professional development of lawyers, but they are often not prioritized in today’s fast-paced legal profession. Generative artificial intelligence can transform mentoring relationships for lawyers and professionals across various industries. Generative AI can provide personalized learning experiences tailored to the needs of each mentee, based on their background, skills, and…

Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee of Victoria, Australia, publishes guide for lawyers using AI in legal practice

The Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee, an independent statutory authority providing professional indemnity insurance to Victorian barristers and solicitors as well as many of Australia’s national law firms, has published a guide on the limitations and risks for lawyers using generative AI in their practices. The popularity of generative AI platforms has increased among lawyers, offering…

The Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner provides initial comments on generative AI platforms

The Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner has provided initial comments on ChatGPT and other generative AI platforms. The comments outline what ChatGPT is and the potential benefits and risks of using a generative AI platform for lawyers in their work. ChatGPT is a large language model (LLM) that generates human-like text on various topics…

2Civillity in Illinois, USA, provides a ‘how to’ guide for using AI as a lawyer

2Civility has published a how to guide for lawyers interested in getting started using generative AI such as ChatGPT. This guide includes a step by step guide on how to access ChatGPT on both desktop and mobile devices. The guide then explores effective ChatGPT prompts for summarising content, drafting litigation and drafting marketing content. The…

AI is increasingly important in law firms, but does it have a place in law schools?

In the legal profession, the impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT remains uncertain. Law schools and faculty members are currently grappling with the decision of whether to allow students to use these AI applications in their coursework. While AI is already deeply integrated into legal practice, generative AI goes beyond traditional tools…

Rise of the Robot Lawyers?

Markovic, M (2019). Rise of the Robot Lawyers?, 61 Ariz. L. Rev The advent of artificial intelligence has provoked considerable speculation about the future of the American workforce, including highly educated professionals such as lawyers and doctors. Although most commentators are alarmed by the prospect of intelligent machines displacing millions of workers, this is not…

Markovic, M (2019). Rise of the Robot Lawyers?, 61 Ariz. L. Rev The advent of artificial intelligence has provoked considerable speculation about the future of the American workforce, including highly educated professionals such as lawyers and doctors. Although most commentators are alarmed by the prospect of intelligent machines displacing millions of workers, this is not…

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