Tracking Generative AI: How Evolving AI Models Are Impacting Legal

In late 2022, commercially available generative artificial intelligence tools saw an exponential increase in sophistication and ability, taking the legal world by storm. As the underlying models continue to involve and improve, these tools will become more powerful—increasing both their applicability to legal work and their implications for existing law in the process.

Below is a digest of coverage of generative AI from Legaltech News and across ALM.

Big Law Is Leaning Into AI for Bias-Free Hiring and Retention

By Jessie Yount

Firms that started experimenting with AI-powered assessment platforms as early as 2019 are leaning more heavily on the technology or looking to use it to solve more nuanced challenges, such as the type of advancement opportunities that young lawyers receive.

ASU Law School Welcomes Use of AI Tools on Admission Applications

By Christin Charnosky

“Our law school is driven by an innovative mindset,” Stacy Leeds, the Willard H. Pedrick Dean and Regents Professor of Law, said in a statement. “By embracing emerging technologies, and teaching students the ethical responsibilities associated with technology, we will enhance legal education and break down barriers that may exist for prospective studednts.”

Andrew Droke Talks Baker Donelson’s New AI Task Force, Key Client Concerns and AI Governance

By Isha Marathe

Andrew Droke spoke to Legaltech News about how Baker Donelson’s new AI task force is set to tackle emerging regulations around AI, and the growing pains all legal professionals will face when it comes to AI.

gavel legalJudicial Crackdown: ‘This is Why I Have a Standing Order on the Use of AI’

By Cedra Mayfield

“Always check your cites,” tweeted Judge Roy B. Ferguson of the 394th Judicial District Court of Texas. “This is why I have a standing order on the use of A.I..”

AI Ethics and Law Policy RegulationUsing AI in your Practice? Hold Yourself Accountable to the Rules of Professional Conduct

By Joshua Lenon, Clio

As the legal profession navigates how the outputs from generative AI can be incorporated into filings, briefs, documentation and other parts of the legal process, it becomes essential to examine the implications through the lens of The Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

Michael Best Creates AI-Focused C-Suite Role

By Brenda Sapino Jeffrys

Among the first law firms to adopt an AI-focused C-suite role, Michael Best & Friedrich has named Sarah Alt as the firm’s first chief process and AI officer, as artificial intelligence grows as a focus for firms and clients.

ChatGPTAre Legal Research Costs Tempting Lawyers to Turn to ChatGPT?

By Isha Marathe

Those who practice in non-research heavy areas could be drawn to more low-cost, but ultimately unreliable legal research alternatives such as ChatGPT.

Businessman sanctionedChatGPT On Trial: The Slap Heard Around the Legal World

By Seth Price, Price Benowitz

Sanctions highlight need for law firms to set guidelines in order to safely harness the power of generative AI. The trial of ChatGPT has just begun—and not just in the legal sense.

UnitedLex Launches New Innovation Lab, With $10M in Support

By Rhys Dipshan

UnitedLex announced the launch of an innovation program, backed by a $10 million internal investment, that will act as a legal technology testing ground, incubator and development space.

A Welcome Boon or a Dreaded Replacement? Paralegals Split on Generative AI

By Cassandre Coyer

While some paralegals are excited about low-level tasks being taken over by generative AI, others are worried about the impact on their billable hours—or the stability of their roles within law firms.

Littler Hires EEOC Chief Counsel With Deep AI Expertise

By Hugo Guzman

Bradford Kelley will help advocate for employer interests before policymakers while also advising clients, many of whom are adopting AI to make their HR departments more efficient but still have unease about the potential for bias and discrimination.

Digital lockFour Key Privacy Risks to Consider Before Using Open Generative AI Systems

By Jessica Lipson, Morrison Cohen

Most modern privacy laws implement the well-known privacy principles of transparency, purpose limitation, access, and security, among others. Here we analyze some of these principles and their application in the use of open generative AI systems.

Everlaw LogoEverlaw Brings Generative AI to Its Storybuilder, Document Review Offerings

By Cassandre Coyer

Everlaw’s new AI Assistant, which uses OpenAI’s API, leveraging the GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 models, is for now only available to a select number of customers in beta, with plans to release to the broader market in upcoming months.

NetDocuments Launches ndMAX Generative AI Suite With First Tool, PatternBuilder MAX

By Rhys Dipshan

The new ndMAX suite, which will comprise a rollout of new products, looks to add new generative AI capabilities across the entire NetDocuments platform.

Baker Donelson’s AI Group Focuses on ‘Questions Coming to Our Clients’

By Thomas Spigolon

“As more clients begin to ask questions in the face of [awareness of AI], it made more sense for us to have a full team able to serve our clients on these issues,” the Baker Donelson team leader said.

UpLevel Ops logoUpLevel Ops Launches Generative AI Management Services for Legal Departments

By Rhys Dipshan

Generative Artificial Intelligence Management Services includes multiple offerings, from education and training to road mapping, with the aim of helping in-house teams plan and account for generative AI in their tech stacks.

AALL 2023 Take-aways: KM Is Alive and Well in the Age of Generative AI

By Stephanie Wilkins

Much like every transformative technology before it, generative AI has been predicted to be the end of knowledge management as we know it. But the law librarians feel fine.

Security and Overreliance: Attorney Addresses Generative AI Concerns for Legal Industry

By Alaina Lancaster, Zack Needles

“Be forward-leaning, but be smart,” said Danielle Benecke, the founder and global head of Baker McKenzie’s machine learning practice, on adopting generative AI technology.

In OpenAI Copyright Lawsuits, Discovery Complications Likely to Take Center Stage

By Isha Marathe

A recent class-action lawsuit might compel OpenAI to reveal its highly secret corpus of datasets its large language models are trained on. But the process of getting there isn’t going to be easy.

Generative AI and Contracts: Words Are Hard; Numbers Can Help

By Lawrence Hsieh

As a lawyer in legal tech who thinks about contracts for a living, and as one who has made his fair share of drafting mistakes, I’ve watched in awe as the legal industry moves ahead with plans to use generative AI such as ChatGPT to improve the contract drafting process. I’m also a bit skeptical.

document management system, complianceAvoiding Another SVB: Lowering Regulatory Risk With eDiscovery Solutions (and AI-Assisted Tools)

By Amit Dungarani, Casepoint

Although no organization can completely avoid human error, using the right technologies to spot potential risk and support robust mitigation measures can help avert a similar situation in the future.

AI ‘Scraping’ Lawsuits Will Help Shape Largely Uncharted Legal Terrain

By Hugo Guzman

“AI makers that aren’t paying rapt attention to the legal dimension or opt to shrug it off will readily find themselves in hot water and facing a bona fide material risk to their business,” AI expert Lance Eliot said.

nysba-logoNYSBA Launches Task Force To Examine AI’s Potential For Good and Misuse, Recommend Regulations

By Jason Grant

Vivian Wesson, executive vice president and general counsel at The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church, will chair the task force.

OpenAI’s Lawyer-Hiring Spree Drawing From Tech Elite

By Maria Dinzeo

“I think many people would rather work on a new problem than a settled problem. Here, there is a lot more opportunity to work on unsettled legal and policy questions,” said Adam Kovacevich, CEO of Chamber of Progress.

Generative AI Is a Top Priority at Canadian Law Firms

By Gail J. Cohen

“We don’t think AI is going to replace lawyers anytime. But we do think that lawyers that make use of AI could possibly replace lawyers that don’t,” said Osler Hoskin & Harcourt partner Sam Ip.

Harvard Launches New Initiative to Better Understand—and Shape—the Future of AI

By Cassandre Coyer

Harvard Law School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society become the latest players in the legal industry to dedicate resources to further legal professionals’ understanding of artificial intelligence.

Legal Marketers and Business Developers Are Bullish on AI, Despite Some Firms Pushing Back

By Max Mitchell

Wayne Pollock, who founded the legal marketing firm Law Firm Editorial Service, characterized generative AI platforms, such as ChatGPT, as “the smartest, most motivated intern you’ll ever have.” And like an intern, he said, their work always needs to be double-checked.

Regulatory Intelligence Platform Regology Introduces Free Gen AI-Powered Solution

By Isha Marathe

RegIntel is a generative AI-powered solution meant to help attorneys, law firms, law librarians and in-house professionals research laws and regulations that span the U.S. and global markets, and then connect them intuitively to consequences of these statutes.

Kira Sues Former VP, Now at AI Startup DeepJudge, Alleging Breach of Contract

By Rhys Dipshan

Kira alleges that its former Vice President of Global Product Kennan Samman broke noncompete, nondisclosure and IP agreements by working at DeepJudge, a startup whose capabilities “mirror the abilities of Kira’s GenAI Projects.” Samman and startup DeepJudge, however, argue that the startup’s product is “fundamentally different” than Kira’s.

OpenAI Probe Sends Powerful Reminder to AI Players That Regulatory Land Mines Are Everywhere

By Maria Dinzeo

“Don’t exaggerate what your AI can do. And what the FTC means by this is that your performance claims have to have scientific support behind them,” artificial intelligence expert Cara Hughes said at a webinar Thursday on the regulatory risks around AI.

Artificial IntelligenceStability AI Co-Founder Alleges He Was Cheated Out of Ownership for $100

By Colleen Murphy

A lawsuit filed Thursday by Stability AI co-founder Cyrus Hodes alleged that the company and its CEO, Mohammad Emad Mostaque, fraudulently purchased his 1 million shares of company stock for $100.

Assembly Software Brings Generative AI to Its Case Management Platform With NeosAI

By Cassandre Coyer

NeosAI, currently in beta, aims to bring new capabilities to Assembly Software’s case management platform Neos such as automatic document generation and audio and video transcription.

Many UK Legal Professionals Expect Generative AI to Change Nature of Client Relationships

By Rhys Dipshan

The “Generative AI and the future of the legal profession” survey from LexisNexis found that in-house teams and large law firms in the U.K. are among the early adopters of generative AI tools.

Amid Wave of AI-Related Risks, Will Insurance Be Enough to Protect Companies?

By Cassandre Coyer

While evolving AI models are likely to bring their own set of changes to the insurance industry, such as the creation of new, AI-bespoke policies, until then, companies will have to rely on a portfolio of insurance products for coverage.

Bulb like brain with detailed circuits illustration. Ai generative.Unlocking Success in AI Supervision: Cultivating Mindsets and Skills for Lawyers and Measuring Impact

By Olga V. Mack

Embracing AI in legal practice requires a comprehensive approach encompassing cultivating the right mindset, acquiring essential skills, and measuring impact.

Robot OfficeMastering AI Supervision: A Teachable Skill for Modern Lawyers

By Olga V. Mack

Whether you are a seasoned lawyer or a recent law graduate, this guide will arm you with the knowledge and practical strategies you need to adapt to the rapidly evolving AI landscape and champion responsible AI implementation.

Business people silhouettes in different office situations, vector illustration in paper art modern craft style. Business concept for poster, banner, website page etc.From Mentorship to Multidisciplinary Collaboration: The Evolution of the Duty to Supervise

By Olga V. Mack

The duty to supervise in law has evolved from traditional mentorship and professional competence, reflecting the changing landscape of legal practice and the broader societal expectations placed on legal professionals.

Judges’ Generative AI Orders Aren’t Prompting Firms to Look Inward—Yet

By Cassandre Coyer

While court orders requiring attorneys to disclose their use of generative AI for legal work aren’t prompting many firms to reevaluate their technology products, that could change if such orders start to become more widespread.

OpenAI GPT-4OpenAI, Meta Hit With Copyright Infringement Suit by Authors Over Alleged Training on Their Copyrighted Materials

By Riley Brennan

Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, novelist Richard Kadrey, and horror writer Christopher Golden filed the class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against OpenAI and Meta Platforms for direct copyright infringement, vicarious copyright infringement, violations of 17 U.S.C. Section 1202(b) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, unjust enrichment, violations of the California and common law unfair competition laws, and negligence.

Generative AI Slated to Shake Up Competition in Big, Midsize Law Market

By Amanda O’Brien

Dilworth Paxson chair Lawrence McMichael speculated the technology would level the playing field between midsize and large firms. “Ultimately, you’re reducing the number of people that are involved in making the product,” he says.

Labor,Law,,Lawyer,,Attorney,At,Law,,Legal,Advice,Concept,OnFive Reasons Why You Should be Monitoring These Four Artificial Intelligence Cases

By John Gary Maynard, III

The first wave of litigation involving generative AI and/or machine learning is well under way. There are (at least) five reasons why you should be monitoring four significant ongoing cases that involve artificial intelligence-related platforms and issues.

Generative AI Is Bringing Waves of Funding to Legal Tech. Can It Last?

By Cassandre Coyer

While legal technology investments have slowed in recent months, generative AI advancements have caught the attention of investors who may have once overlooked the legal tech market.

Competitive Necessity, Job Disrupter: Legal Professionals Predict Major Generative AI Impact

By Rhys Dipshan

A new survey from Wolters Kluwer and Above the Law found that legal professionals across the industry see generative AI as both essential and, for many, unwelcome.

Artificial IntelligenceMaking Room for Generative AI in Legal Workflows

By Jan Van Hoecke, iManage

Is there room for generative AI in legal workflows? The answer is “yes,” but finding the right way to apply this technology requires a thoughtful approach based on an understanding of both its strengths as well as its limitations.

DISCO LogoDISCO’s AI-Powered E-Discovery Chatbot Cecilia Launches in Private Access for Select Customers

By Stephanie Wilkins

The Cecilia chatbot works by allowing users to ask questions in natural language and immediately receive answers in the form of a narrative, accompanied by citations linking to documents in the user’s private e-discovery database.

Plaintiffs Firms Can’t Ignore Efficiency Prospects of Generative AI

By Christine Schiffner

Plaintiffs firms around the country are starting to explore ways to use evolving AI to speed up case assessment, data analytics and even some legal writing. But they have their concerns about the new tech, too.

Alma Asay, Promoted to Crowell & Moring First CIVO, Talks Gen AI, Impactful Innovation

By Cassandre Coyer

Alma Asay, Crowell & Moring’s first chief innovation and value officer, shared her own thoughts on generative AI: “I’m not as scared as some people are that suddenly our jobs are all going to be gone.”

Generative AI: The Rising Tension Between Impressing Clients and Risk Exposure

By Jack Womack

With client pressure only expected to grow, there is an urgency around developing new AI platforms for internal and external use. But experts are urging caution in the rush to innovate faster than the competition.

OpenAI GPT-4Authors File Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against OpenAI, Claiming Books Used as Training Material for ChatGPT

By Allison Dunn

The writers behind books like “The Cabin at the End of the World” and “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl” have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against OpenAI, claiming software engineers copied massive amounts of text from the novels as training material for ChatGPT.

Legal Reacts to Thomson Reuters’ Casetext Acquisition: ‘The Winners Are Yet to Be Determined’

By Isha Marathe

Days after Thomson Reuters announced its $650 million acquisition of legal research company Casetext, known for its AI legal assistant CoCounsel, the legal industry had questions about what the purchase means, and doesn’t.

All AI Isn’t Generative AI: Lawyers See Court AI Disclosure Rules as Too Broad

By Cassandre Coyer

An order from a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania requiring the disclosure of any use of AI is raising questions in the legal industry as to how realistic, and helpful, such expectations are.

Big data flow technologLexisNexis and Thomson Reuters Weigh In on the Future of AI in Legal Research

By Stephanie Wilkins

The recent acquisition of Casetext by Thomson Reuters has raised many questions about the future of generative AI in legal research. Here, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters weigh in on issues including build vs. buy, which LLMs to use, securing AI talent and more.

Artificial Intelligence4 Ways Generative AI Will Affect Legal Tech Markets

By Isha Marathe

Generative artificial intelligence is likely to have growing influence on how the legal technology markets expand and operate.

Chatbot Chat with AI, Artificial Intelligence. man using technology smart robot AI, artificial intelligence by enter command prompt for generates something, Futuristic technology transformation.AI Will Threaten Law Firm Jobs, But Innovators Will Thrive

By Amanda O’Brien

“If this technology is going to work the way that we think it will, positions will be eliminated,” said Linda Novosel, chief innovation and value officer at Blank Rome.

ChatGPT‘AI Arms Race’: Privacy Class Action Claims ChatGPT Is ‘Catastrophic Risk to Humanity’

By Alaina Lancaster

The lawsuit likens Open AI’s alleged privacy violations to complaints against Clearview AI for scraping photos off the internet for commercial gain.

AI Startup DraftWise Raises $5M, With Help From Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

By Rhys Dipshan

DraftWise is the third legal tech startup that leverages generative AI to secure investment just over the past four weeks.

defamationTurbocharged by Election Season, Deepfakes May Soon Face Legal Reckonings

By Isha Marathe

Deepfakes are likely to become more widespread as the 2024 election nears, creating confusing and more frequent defamation claims, and potentially more regulations.

Generative AI Painting of half woman half cyborgTrust But Verify: Legal Lessons From ChatGPT’s First Sanctions

By Cat Casey, Reveal-Brainspace

AI is powerful, but not an easy button you can set and forget. As humans with legal skills, we have an obligation to trust the technology, but verify the output.

LLM Shield Launches Free Personal Access to LLM Shield Amid $4M in Pre-Seed Funding From Cooley LLP, Others

By Stephanie Wilkins

The large pre-seed funding round for the tool that blocks ChatGPT from accessing sensitive legal information was led by Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, and counts law firm Cooley LLP among its investors.

Generative AI Contract Platform Spellbook Launches Free AI Access Program for Law Schools

By Cassandre Coyer

A handful of law schools across the world have already begun using Spellbook’s platform as part of its AI Access Program.

Lexis+ Rolls Out ‘Agreement Analysis’ to Speed Up M&A Negotiations

By Isha Marathe

The new Lexis+ solution seeks to go beyond simple searches for alternate clauses in merger and acquisition contracts.

Thomson Reuters to Acquire Casetext for $650 Million Cash

By Stephanie Wilkins

“The acquisition of Casetext is another step in our ‘build, partner and buy’ strategy to bring generative AI solutions to our customers,” said Steve Hasker, president and CEO of Thomson Reuters, in the press release.

Relativity logo. Courtesy photoRelativity Piloting GPT-4, Aiming to Rise Above ‘All the Noise’ Surrounding Generative AI

By Stephanie Wilkins

“We all want to get [generative AI] out fast, because you feel like if you don’t, you have a bit of FOMO, right? But [we said], let’s not overtly take the bait. Let’s breathe through this and make sure that when we do deliver something, it’s of significant value that our customers can use and grow,” Phil Saunders, CEO of Relativity, told Legaltech News.

Judge Imposes $5K Fine on Lawyers Who Submitted ChatGPT-Generated Fake Case Citations

By Jane Wester

U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel did not order Steven Schwartz of Levidow, Levidow & Oberman and his associate Peter LoDuca to apologize, noting that “a compelled apology is not a sincere apology.”

Despite Federal Regulations, States Likely to Tread Their Own AI Regulatory Path

By Cassandre Coyer

While federal agencies have been quite vocal about the fact that AI is already regulated in the U.S., states are seeing openings to address the technology’s risks for themselves.

Breaking Boundaries in Legal Tech: The Game-Changing Potential of Generative AI

By Brandi Pack and Sumi Trombley

Despite an outpouring of media coverage for generative artificial intelligence (AI), some may still wonder whether reality will actually measure up to all the hype. Sure, this is a clear technological advancement, but haven’t we been here before?

Henchman LogoHenchman Launches Gen AI-Powered Contract Review and Negotiation Features, Expanding Beyond Drafting

By Stephanie Wilkins

“Henchman was always focused on the complex contract drafting end of the spectrum, [but] with the rise of all the generative AI, … there are huge opportunities to create great value, especially within the review process,” Henchman co-CEO and founder Jorn Vanysacke told Legaltech News.

Deposition startup Parrot.AI-Powered Deposition Startup Parrot Raises $11 Million

By Rhys Dipshan

Parrot, a startup that leverages AI to help attorneys transcribe and manage depositions, announced Tuesday it has raised $11 million in a series A funding round led by Amplify Partners and XYZ Venture Capital.

Business BridgeHow Vendors and Clients Can Bridge the Divide Over How AI Applies to CLM

By Jim O’Hare, LegalEase Solutions LLC

Training AI is an aspect of implementation that vendors need to discuss more with their prospects during sales calls—and one that prospects must educate themselves better on to make more informed CLM purchase decisions.

AI is Saving Up to 50% of Lawyers’ Time, Say Heavyweight African Firms

By Jennigay Coetzer

Bowmans, Webber Wentzel and Cliff Dekker Hofmeyr all say their use of AI and machine learning is helping them save up to 50% of their lawyers’ time by embedding the tech in their processes.

Laura Safdie, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Casetext. Courtesy photo.Casetext Co-Founder Laura Safdie on an Innovative GC’s Role: ‘I See the Forest, But I Don’t Lose Sight of the Trees’

By Stephanie Wilkins

As Casetext turns 10 years old, generative AI is causing “the nature of what it means to practice law, the kind of work that we as lawyers are doing on a day-to-day basis, to shift in ways that I think are wonderful,” said COO, GC and co-founder Laura Safdie.

robot presidential candidate gives interviewCatch Deepfakes If You Can: Can E-Discovery Tools Keep Up With Gen AI?

By Cassandre Coyer

While there may not be “silver bullet” e-discovery solutions on the market to identify generative AI-powered deepfakes yet, it doesn’t mean that professionals will be left completely defenseless.

FINTEC dollarGen AI Could Disrupt Legal Tech Procurement Cycles—and Squeeze the Market

By Cassandre Coyer

Legal technology vendors operating outside of the generative AI bubble could find themselves having a harder time breaking through firms’ lengthy procurement processes—especially as many firms are laser focusing on the new technology.

Electronic DiscoveryThe Next Iteration of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) as a Reincarnation of Human Review

By Igor Labutov, Bishan Yang and Stephen Dooley

Understanding the capabilities and limitations of new AI tools will be helpful for lawyers and legal professionals looking to improve efficiency in advising and supporting their clients, as AI has the potential to learn how we communicate and become a virtual assistant in the practice of law.

Team work or collaboration or partnership concept illustration with the hands are put together parts of abstract round shape. Credit: paul_craft/Adobe StockGenerative AI and ALSPs: ‘Opportunity for Growth’ or Services ‘Under Threat’?

By Cassandre Coyer

Generative AI will ultimately impact each alternative legal service provider differently depending on its size, scale and areas of expertise. While some service areas are clear matches for the technology, others could be under threat.

IdeainventionNew AI Tool Could Aid In Unlocking The Mysteries Of AI-Based Legal Reasoning

By Dr. Lance Eliot

OpenAI has released a new AI tool intended to aid researchers in exploring and ascertaining how generative AI such as the widely popular GPT apps can deeply analyze text and fluently interact in a human-like manner. This tool is a handy means to also examine how generative AI can undertake legal tasks and seemingly perform AI-based legal reasoning.

data flows, data, technologyGenerative AI Is Likely to Change the CLM Market

By Isha Marathe

Generative AI tools’ coding capabilities may lead to further proliferation of CLM startups. But some argue that, with a dearth of funding, many could become fodder for a significant consolidation wave in the market.

Dan Sinclair, head of the MDR Lab at Mishcon de Reya. Courtesy photoHead of Mishcon de Reya’s Incubator Discusses Product ‘Defensibility’ in Age of Gen AI

By Cassandre Coyer

Legaltech News caught up with Dan Sinclair, head of the MDR Lab, U.K. firm Mishcon de Reya’s legal technology incubator, to discuss what the firm looks for in early-stage companies—and how that has shifted since its 2017 launch.

CybersecurityRisks That Generative AI Poses to Trade Secret Protections

By Joshua Weigensberg and Kate Garber, Pryor Cashman

Concerns over possible AI-related data leaks raise the spectre of damaging public disclosure of valuable business secrets, while the mere disclosure of a business secret to a generative AI program may, absent proper protections, undermine or even cancel out efforts to safeguard that information legally as a trade secret.

Business IntelligenceVendors Market Gen AI Models as Safe or Privacy-Compliant. How Does Legal Check?

By Cassandre Coyer

As a response to the legal industry’s worries about generative AI, vendors have emphasized the safety and security of their products. But some say vendors can fall short of meeting their security requirements, while others have made misleading announcements.

Artificial IntelligenceA Legal and Regulatory Reckoning for Generative AI

By Rhys Dipshan

The extent to which generative AI will impact the legal market and broader economy will come down to not only what it is capable of, but also how and whether it can operate within the legal and regulatory frameworks of the day.

ChatGPTLawyer Who Submitted ChatGPT-Generated Phony Case Captions Apologizes to US Judge

By Emily Saul

Judge Kevin Castel called the hearing for the parties to show cause as to why he should not issue sanctions. He deferred decision, saying he would issue a written ruling at a later time.

EvenUp, a legal tech provider for personal injury firms. Courtesy of EvenUpPersonal Injury Startup EvenUp Announces $50.5 Million Investment, Launches Gen AI Assistant ‘Litty’

By Rhys Dipshan

Alongside its funding round and a “self-service” generative AI tool that automates drafting demand packages and summarizing medical records, EvenUp also announced an integration with practice management provider Litify.

Judge Scott U. Schlegel of the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, Division D, State of Louisiana. Courtesy photoGen AI to Educate Court Parties? This Judge Is Already Paving the Way

By Cassandre Coyer

Stuck between his excitement and worries about generative AI’s impact on the justice system, Judge Scott U. Schlegel caught up with Legaltech News to discuss what recent technological advancements mean for lawyers, judges and the courts.

ChatGPT‘No Bad Faith’: Fake Captions Generated Through ChatGPT Don’t Warrant Sanctions, Attorneys Argue

By Emily Saul

Attorney Steven Schwartz and his firm “have already become the poster children for the perils of dabbling with new technology; their lesson has been learned,” his lawyers told the judge.

Credit: remake/Adobe StockLaw Firm Data Scientists Are Letting Loose

By Rhys Dipshan

By allowing their data scientists to be scientists, law firms are spurring real innovation, and making the legal market a more attractive, and fruitful, career path for these experts.

Michelangelo David4 Ways Generative AI-Produced Deepfakes Are Impacting the Legal Industry

By Cassandre Coyer

Advancements in generative AI have made deepfakes much more advanced, and harder to detect. And many in the legal industry may not be ready for the repercussions.

Bionic robot arm and the human arm are knocking fists, a greeting sign on a bright yellow background, interaction and rapprochement of a person with new modern technologies.A&O on Harvey and AI: ‘The Lawyers Would Like it to Stick Around for a While’

By Stephanie Wilkins

Since introducing Harvey’s AI to the firm in February, it’s now being tested for use cases like drafting, research, document review and more, though the firm stresses that this is not a replacement for lawyers.

Lawyers’ Trust in Generative AI May Be Overstated

By Isha Marathe

Attorneys are embracing generative AI faster than they have other tech innovations. However, for some, a perception of the technology being reliable doesn’t necessarily translate into “trust.”

Businessman with facepalm gesture pop art style vector illustration. Human illustration. Comic book style imitation. Vintage retro style.The Problem With the ‘Bogus’ ChatGPT Legal Brief? It’s Not the Tech

By Stephanie Wilkins

A New York lawyer faces sanctions after submitting a ChatGPT-written brief with fake case citations to the court. “None of this has to do with the technology itself. It has to do with a lawyer who didn’t live up to their obligations as a litigator,” said Laura Safdie, COO and general counsel of Casetext.

Chatbot Chat with AI, Artificial Intelligence. man using technology smart robot AI, artificial intelligence by enter command prompt for generates something, Futuristic technology transformation.Chatbots in the Workplace: Usage Policies and Practical Considerations

By Jesse Dill, Ogletree Deakins

The increasing prevalence of artificial intelligence tools and, in particular, generative artificial intelligence is creating more reason for employers to adopt a workplace policy that communicates to employees whether the use of these applications is appropriate and any commensurate limitations.

Judges, Attorneys React to Federal Court Generative AI Order: Too Hot, Too Cold, or Just Right?

By Isha Marathe

Two judges have now issued new requirements for attorneys using generative artificial intelligence in legal work. The legal industry finds itself split when it comes to the necessity of these mandates.

Generative AI Makes Early Patent Protection More Important

By Matthew H. Grady

As anyone who follows technology is aware, ChatGPT has made one of the biggest splashes in the innovation pool in recent memory. It has already had a profound effect on the software space as the ripples continue, and will be felt for some time.

Network forming AI human face. Technology and robotics concept. Anonymous social masking. Cyber crime and cyber security vector illustration.Developments in Artificial Intelligence Do Not Make Legal That Which Was Illegal

By P.J. Breen, Larra-AI

There is a danger that hype, and misconception, will lead to overly restrictive regulation that has a strangulating effect on research and innovation.

Lega logoLega Inc. Emerges From Stealth Mode With LLM-Governance Platform, Enabling Safe Legal AI Experimentation

By Stephanie Wilkins

“There’s nothing more important right now than just getting your hands on [large language models] and seeing what they can do, and trying to find use cases. But it has to be done in a way that’s responsible,” Lega founder and CEO Christian Lang told Legaltech News.

Deepfakes Are Coming to Courts. Are Judges, Juries and Lawyers Ready?

By Isha Marathe

Courts and e-discovery teams have some tools to deal with the flourishing deepfake technology—but much is also up in the air, like the emotional impact on juries, and the potential for long, costly discovery fights.

AutomationLegal Moves Fast on AI—For Once

By Erin Harrison, NextTech Communications

At this year’s CLOC Global Institute, as prominent as discussions of generative AI’s promise for legal were conversations about its risks and challenges.

Artificial IntelligenceThe Impact of AI: Enhancing and Empowering the Ability of Corporate Lawyers to Serve Clients

By Jared Burden, GreeneHurlocker PLC

AI tools can revolutionize certain aspects of corporate legal work, but AI won’t replace laywers’ years of experience, judgment and reasoning anytime soon.

Legal Tech Startup Spellbook Raises $10.9 Million, With Thomson Reuters Investing

By Rhys Dipshan

Previously called Rally Legal, Spellbook offers a generative AI-powered contract tool of the same name. As the company looks to scale, it hinted at a broader partnership with Thomson Reuters in the future.

LawBase Integrates Generative AI Into Its Matter Management Solution

By Isha Marathe

The matter management company may be the latest in a crowd of legal tech vendors integrating generative AI into their tools, but they hope to set themselves apart by focusing on metadata retrieval.

Poll Result: There Should Be No Pause in Training Advanced AI Models

By Stephanie Wilkins

We asked readers if they agreed with a recent proposal to pause the training of advanced generative AI models for six months, and 62% said no. Here’s why.

For E-Discovery Professionals, Will Generative AI Mean More Career Opportunities?

By Cassandre Coyer

A panel of industry experts at the “The Transformative Role of eDiscovery Professionals in AI Ethics & the Judiciary” session at the Master’s Conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday discussed how e-discovery professionals’ existing skills could apply to the work surrounding generative AI.

Stairs going upward with a glowing arrow at the topLegal Ops’ Path to the Future Is Paved With Generative AI, Teamwork

By Stephanie Wilkins

Generative AI took center stage at the 2023 CLOC Global Institute conference, as the legal operations community took stock of where it currently stands and where it hopes to go in the future.

AI-generated art migave of ediscovery boxes and computersFive Ways to Use ChatGPT for Investigations and E-Discovery

By John Tredennick and Dr. William Webber

An overview of ChatGPT’s capabilities in helping with keyword searches, summarizing documents, answering questions about specific documents, creating investigation reports, and document review.

Person using artificial intelligence technology on a laptop vector illustration. Technology, innovation and the future. Credit: Kit8 d.o.o./Adobe StockGenerative AI Basics: Unraveling Large Language Models for Legal Professionals

By Cassandre Coyer

A panel of industry experts at the “Generative AI: Uses, Risks and Impacts” session at the Master’s Conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday unpacked some of the legal industry’s confusion around the models that power generative AI.

Thomson Reuters Embraces Generative AI With Microsoft 365 Copilot Integration, Upcoming Product Updates

By Rhys Dipshan

A host of Thomson Reuters’ products will now be available through Microsoft 365 Copilot for Word, while those products themselves are getting new generative AI capabilities later this year.

California State Bar to Craft Guidance on AI in the Legal Profession

By Cheryl Miller

While one recent survey found legal professionals have confidence in AI’s reliability, the American Bar Association has urged lawyers and courts to address the technology’s potential pitfalls.

ChatGPT Faces Defamation Claims. Will Section 230 Protect AI Chatbots?

By Cassandre Coyer

Whether tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT will benefit from the same protections that other online providers have under Section 230 will ultimately come down to the companies’ involvement in the generation of the content.

Deepfakes Could Upend E-Discovery Costs and Capabilities. Is There a Path Forward?

By Cassandre Coyer

While e-discovery professionals have often had to navigate false evidence, advancements in generative AI have allowed deepfakes to reach a new level of realism that could make their work more difficult and costly, and strain the rules of evidence.

CLOC 2023 Takeaways: Generative AI, Job Generation and the Future of CLM

By Isha Marathe

At CLOC 2023 in Las Vegas, conversations and plans around generative AI and its future in corporate legal took center stage.

The Race to Regulate: Congress Hints at How It Will Tackle Generative AI

By Riley Brennan

“I think the U.S. should lead here and do things first, but to be effective we do need something global,” said Samuel Altman, CEO of OpenAI.

CLM Provider Evisort Announces Generative AI Integration, Partners With ServiceNow

By Isha Marathe

After joining the lineup of CLM companies leveraging generative AI solutions, Evisort also announced that it would be partnering with ServiceNow to offer its contracting capabilities to the organization’s customer base.

Mary Shen O'Carroll, head of legal operations, Google (Photo by Timothy Archibald).Generative AI May Allow Corporate Legal to ‘Leapfrog’ Technology Maturity

By Isha Marathe

Generative AI has the power to eliminate document and knowledge management tasks, said Ironclad chief community officer Mary O’Carroll at CLOC 2023. But that doesn’t necessarily translate into immediate job loss either, she added.

Are You Utilizing AI Yet? It May Change Your Relationship With Outside Counsel

By Ben Seal

“There’s a lot of potential for AI to totally disrupt our business, so we better be at the forefront of using it,” says Grab general counsel Chris Betts.

Myka Hopgood, Dykema's senior director of strategic legal innovation. Courtesy photoDykema’s Head of Innovation Discusses the Firm’s Generative AI Approach, and ‘Fluid’ Innovation

By Cassandre Coyer

Myka Hopgood, Dykema’s senior director of strategic legal innovation, explains why the firm has decided to adopt Casetext’s CoCounsel and how it approached generative AI as a firm.

Jim Delkousis, Founder & CEO of Persuit.Outside Counsel Management Platform Persuit Announces ChatGPT-Powered ‘Proposal Analyzer’

By Rhys Dipshan

The company noted that its new Proposal Analyzer feature, which summarizes and analyzes law firm RFP responses for legal departments, is “the first in a series of enhancements” it intends to release.

Liquidtext generative AI Integration.LiquidText Announces Beta Integration With ChatGPT, OpenAI Models

By Isha Marathe

LiquidText announced that it would be integrating ChatGPT and several OpenAI large language models into its platform to streamline processes like citation and summarization for legal professionals, currently released in beta edition only for iPad subscribers, with wider availability likely in the coming months.

Pramata LogoPramata Introduces GPT-Assist Tool and New Pre-Signature Contracting Functionality

By Stephanie Wilkins

Updates to the company’s CLM platform include new pre-signature functionality that allows users to leverage their full contract repository, as well as a GPT-Assist feature that will leverage large language models to power the creation and maintenance of Playbooks and Approval Policies in natural language.

FTC Action Against Generative AI ‘Deception,’ ‘Unfair Practices’ Likely Only Matter of Time

By Cassandre Coyer

As generative AI-powered tools continue to blur the lines between reality and fiction with voice clones and hallucinations, the Federal Trade Commission is paying closer attention, warning against what could qualify as unfair or deceptive practices.

Ontra Launches Ontra Synapse, an AI-Powered Contract Negotiation and Management Solution

By Cassandre Coyer

Ontra Synapse is powered by Ontra’s proprietary large language models, which were trained on more than 800,000 agreements, Troy Pospisil, Ontra’s founder and CEO, told Legaltech News.

AI technologyLegal Professionals Trust Generative AI—But Maybe Too Much

By Isha Marathe

The Outsell Legal Technology Survey 2023 shows that a large number of attorneys and legal professionals have faith in generative AI for legal work, but with the technology still maturing, the onus is on vendors to educate their customers.

chatting smart AICLM Provider Icertis Launches ExploreAI, a Generative AI Contract Intelligence Tool

By Rhys Dipshan

Via a chat interface, ExploreAI allows users to extract insights from their contract data, summarize and translate contracts into different languages, and monitor contracts for certain obligations, among other tasks.

Lexis Connect screenshotLexisNexis and Microsoft Announce Lexis Connect, an AI-Powered Matter Intake Application

By Isha Marathe

Lexis Connect is built specifically for corporate legal teams, and built on Microsoft Teams. It includes two generative AI powered chatbots:  Ask Legal, and a legal research assistant chatbot tied directly to Lexis Connect.

Ask Lumi chatbot from Luminance. Courtesy photoLuminance Rolls Out Generative AI-Powered Chatbot ‘Ask Lumi’ for Corporate Customers

By Isha Marathe

The AI-powered chatbot is trained on a limited set of data that Luminance has collected over its years of drafting contracts. It is designed to be a question-and-answer application which can be switched on and off when a user opens a contract.

Otto Hanson CEO and founder of TermScout. Courtesy of the University of Colorado5 Quick Questions for Contract AI CEO Otto Hanson

By Hugo Guzman

“ChatGPT hallucinates with full confidence, but TermScout actually says, ‘This is what I think is true about this contract. Here’s my confidence in that prediction.’” TermScout CEO Otto Hanson said.

ChatGPT Made Up Sexual Harassment, Bribery Charges About Users. Can It Be Sued?

By Cassandre Coyer

AI-powered chatbots’ ongoing problems with hallucinations are leading legal professionals to predict a rise in defamation claims against tools such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT in countries across the world.

Generative AI is Trained on Online E-discovery Resources. Here’s What That Means for E-discovery

By Isha Marathe

The e-discovery resources included in Google’s C4 database may be best confined to content generation purposes, as opposed to being research tools.

Learning from the Past: Why Dismissing Generative AI Is a Risky Proposition for the Legal Industry

By Brandi Pack, UpLevel Ops

While reflecting before moving forward with transformative technology is prudent, we should not allow resistance to change to exert undue influence on the decision to explore the benefits generative AI brings to the legal field.

Poll: Should AI Companies Pause the Training of Advanced AI Systems? We Want Legal’s Thoughts

By Stephanie Wilkins

Since the launch of ChatGPT, generative AI has taken the legal world by storm, with new AI-powered tools continuing to enter the market. However, one organization has called for a six-month pause on the training of all AI models more powerful than GPT-4. LTN wants to know what the legal industry thinks.

Generative AI on Your Data: Amplify Your Legal Knowledge

By Jorn Vanysacker, Henchman

Legal professionals are increasingly aware that we need a new way to make knowledge more accessible. A way that is effortless to create, maintain, and distribute. Something we like to call Dynamic Knowledge Management.

Firms’ Sites Were Scraped to Train AI Models. Legal Isn’t Concerned…for Now

By Cassandre Coyer

Last month, The Washington Post released the list of millions of websites that were used to train large language models, including Google’s T5 and Facebook’s LLaMA—and many well known firms made the list. Rather than pushing back, some are seeing this as an opportunity.

Relativity’s New CSO Discusses Preventing ‘Analysis Paralysis,’ Gen AI’s Place in E-Discovery, and More 

By Isha Marathe

Marcin Święty, the new chief security officer at Relativity, told Legaltech News that generative AI is likely to have the most impact on areas of e-discovery like data enrichment and active learning.

LexisNexis Announces Generative AI Platform Lexis+ AI, Automating Search, Drafting and Summary Tasks

By Rhys Dipshan

The generative AI platform, which acts as a chatbot, is still in development via LexisNexis’s Commercial Preview Program, which elicits product testing feedback from in-house counsel and law firms.

Taking Different Paths: How US, EU Approach Generative AI Privacy, Security Concerns

By Cassandre Coyer

From regulations to investigations and enforcement actions, generative AI-powered tools have received growing attention in recent months. During “The Age of AI: A Proskauer Webinar Series-Privacy and Data Security” webinar, panelists discussed some of the different approaches taken by the EU, U.S. and U.K. to regulate this technology.

Derivative or Not? IP Attorneys Weigh In on Major AI Art Copyright Class Action

By Isha Marathe

A trio of AI art generators—Stability AI, Deviant Art and Midjourney—are looking to dismiss  a class action complaint against them alleging copyright infringement. IP attorneys weigh in on the central arguments of the case and the impact it might have on this evolving issue.

New LLM Shield Tool Blocks ChatGPT from Accessing Sensitive Legal Information

By Stephanie Wilkins

The latest offering from serial tech entrepreneur Wayne Chang, LLM Shield aims to stop sensitive data leakage through tools like ChatGPT: “There’s no reason why, in order to use … AI and get the power that it brings, we have to give up our secrets, right?,” Chang says.

Understanding the Limitations of AI in Marketing for Legal Tech

By Melissa “Rogo” Rogozinski, RPC Strategies LLC

What really is the impact of AI in marketing within the legal tech space? Are AI tools going to erase the need for marketing experts and content writers in legaltech?  The simple answer is no.

Canada Not Moving Fast Enough to Keep Up With AI Changes, Lawyers Say

By Gail J. Cohen

It could take three years before the impact of any legislation takes full effect. Meanwhile, companies can do whatever they want with a technology that, in the words of one Big Law partner, “poses an existential threat.”

Corporate Legal Is Resisting Generative AI. Will Vendors Jump Through Their Hoops?

By Isha Marathe

Corporate legal departments are slow to come to terms with generative AI technology, yet vendors are keen to get a headstart on incorporating the disruptive tech into their offerings. Finding a middle ground will require disclosure and communication.

4 Ways to Ensure IP Protections for AI-Generated Content

By Isha Marathe

While there is no straightforward way to protect an AI-generated output, a Mayer Brown panel examined various avenues that do exist to safeguard intellectual property of an AI work.

A Lot of Prompt Engineering: How Law Firm Traverse Legal Built a GPT-Powered Client Tool

By Rhys Dipshan

Traverse Legal managing partner Enrico Schaefer discusses how and why the firm built its new client intelligence tool, and how it navigates accuracy and privacy concerns with OpenAI’s models.

Innovating for Innocence Part 1: GPT-4, CoCounsel and the California Innocence Project

By Stephanie Wilkins

The California Innocence Project is utilizing CoCounsel, the GPT-4-powered AI legal assistant from Casetext, to help level the access to justice playing field on the back end by streamlining the process for exonerating the wrongfully convicted.

Legal Insurer’s ChatGPT Warning Is Impacting Law Firms’ Generative AI Projects—But Not All

By Isha Marathe

A blanket warning over not using ChatGPT altogether, as issued by one insurance provider, might not necessarily fit with client demands, or law firms’ own view of the technology.

‘Innovation Discipline’: How Firms Navigate Growing Generative AI-Legal Tech Options

By Cassandre Coyer

Firms have been paying close attention to how legal tech vendors are incorporating generative AI into their tools. While few are opposed to such updates, these implementations come with a new set of questions.

As AI Advances, Is Prompt Engineering the Next Crucial Legal Skill?

By Stephanie Wilkins

Generative AI has taken the legal world by storm, and that means legal professionals are going to have to learn to communicate with machines. One key skill for doing so has emerged: prompt engineering.

India’s Hands-Off AI Approach Could Spur More Litigation, and Innovation

By Isha Marathe

India is not a necessarily litigious society—but with an open legal market and the decision to keep AI unregulated, that could soon change.

China’s AI Regulation Proposal Could Reach Well Beyond Its Borders

By Cassandre Coyer

With its latest proposed AI regulation, China could position itself as one of the most prescriptive regulators of generative AI in the world to date.

Key Legal and Operational Risks for Enterprise AI

By Louis Lehot, Foley & Lardner

The ability of machines to learn and improve without explicit instructions has the potential to revolutionize many industries, but businesses that use AI must be aware of the legal and operational risks that come with it.

Tokyo-Based Contract Review Startup Launches in US, Unveils GPT-4 Powered Contract Editing Tool

By Cassandre Coyer

LegalOn Technologies took advantage of its U.S. release to announce new capabilities around its collaboration, search and editing features, a tool call AI Revise that’s powred by GPT-4.

Luminance’s CEO on the Future of Lawyers and Why ChatGPT Is Only ‘Dinner Party’ Smart

By Krishnan Nair

The use of AI is becoming essential, but humans will always be necessary in the business of law, says the head of one of the legal sector’s fastest growing tech firms.

Apprehension, Anxiety and Acceptance: 4 Ways Law Firms Are Approaching Generative AI

By Cassandre Coyer

Watercooler talks in the legal tech industry have all revolved around generative AI in recent weeks, comprising sentiments of fear, excitement, curiosity and questions. Here, Legaltech News looked at some ways law firms are actually approaching generative AI.

CodeX FutureLaw 2023 Focuses on Fine-Tuning AI for Legal, Access to Justice and More

By Stephanie Wilkins

“Make no mistake, whether you want access to justice, whether you want to better help Fortune 500 companies to protect their IP rights, whatever it is in this profession of ours that you’re doing, these large language models are going to have a substantial impact,” said Pablo Arredondo, Codex Fellow and co-founder and CIO of Casetext.

What Exactly Are ‘Best AI Practices’ in the U.S.? Colorado Offers One Answer

By Cassandre Coyer

While only targeting a small part of the U.S. population, Colorado’s life insurance draft bill could eventually raise the bar for what AI best practices will look like in the U.S.

Reed Smith CINO Discusses Firm’s Generative AI Plans, From New Role to Pilot Projects

By Cassandre Coyer

Reed Smith’s chief innovation officer, David Cunningham, explains why the firm decided to create a director of applied AI role, and how it’s looking to build its own large language models and leverage OpenAI’s GPT models.

Lexion Raises $20 Million in Series B Round, Bringing in New Venture Capital Investors

By Rhys Dipshan

The Wilson Sonsini-backed CLM provider noted it will leverage its newest investment to further enhance its product and AI capabilities, which have been upgraded to leverage OpenAI’s GPT-4 model.

Artificial Intelligence in Advertising ‘Ripe for Potential Fraud,’ Attorney Says

By Christine Schiffner

In February, the FTC published a statement on AI advertising giving guidance to companies for marketing AI products. Lawyers are trying to tackle the risk factors of quickly evolving use of AI in advertising, while the FTC is playing catch-up.

A Practical Guide to Evaluate AI For Your Business 

By Colby Mangonon and Amine Anoun, Evisort

Legal professionals must decide how to best balance their use of AI against evolving data privacy concerns. This article will give you the tools to evaluate AI models, apply your analysis to your use case, and assess AI implementation risks.

GDPRChatGPT’s Hallucinations: Laughable Inaccuracies or GDPR Violations?

By Cassandre Coyer

ChatGPT has received increased scrutiny from European data protection authorities, as well as from its citizens, who are starting to file complaints using what lawyers say could be effective strategies.

Privacy-Compliant AI Model Training? One Startup Thinks It’s Cracked the Code

By Cassandre Coyer

In an interview with Legaltech news, Vaikkunth Mugunthan, CEO and co-founder of DynamoFL, discusses how the future of training large language models may not have to involve huge amounts of data collected from all over the world.

ikaun Launches Generative AI-Powered Tool to Expedite RFP Automation

By Isha Marathe

Experience management platform ikaun introduces new tool Ika, looking to use OpenAI’s GPT-4 along with its own generative AI technology to expedite the RFP process.

Partners See More ChatGPT, Generative AI Risks Than Law Firm Staff

By Rhys Dipshan

While the “ChatGPT and Generative AI within Law Firms” report by Thomson Reuters Institute found a generational divide in law firms regarding generative AI risks, that situation may change as legal professionals become more knowledgeable about the technology.

Can Artificial Intelligence Outsmart Global Regulators?

By Lisa Shuchman

It was only a matter of time: Governments want a say on the regulation of generative AI and chatbots like GPT, writes The Global Lawyer. Meanwhile, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has his say on globalization and the rule of law.

Chatbots Can Raise Unique Labor and Employment Law Risks

By Jesse Dill, Ogletree Deakins

While few areas of the country have passed laws directly regulating artificial intelligence applications to date, introducing a human resources chatbot to your workplace still carries potential risk of violating any number of established labor and employment laws.

An Insurer Sent Law Firms a ChatGPT Warning. It Likely Won’t Be the Last

By Isha Marathe

A legal insurance provider warned policyholders of the legal and cybersecurity risks of using ChatGPT. Given the chatbot’s rapid adoption, more scrutiny of the generative AI tool from insurers is likely to follow.

Legal’s Use of Generative AI Should Mirror Driving Teslas: ‘Still Watching the Road’

By Cassandre Coyer

ChatGPT and other generative AI can be rife with hallucinations and privacy risks. But a HALB 2023 Symposium: Innovation, Law & Finance’s Tuesday session discussed some of the secure ways that legal can leverage GPT-models in their work.

Attorney Education Still the Biggest Hurdle to AI, Machine-Learning Adoption

By Isha Marathe

Besides education, the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Report conducted by Relativity, ACEDS and BRG, found that cost is also a major barrier to AI and machine learning adoption. But once implemented, the technology can lead to lower costs as well.

Ironclad Publicly Launches AI Assist, Now Powered by GPT-4

By Cassandre Coyer

The public launch of AI Assist, which now leverages OpenAI’s newest large language model GPT-4, also comes with the release of new offerings within Ironclad AI more broadly.

How Will Generative AI Change the Law Firm Model?

Legal Speak podcast

In this week’s episode, Danielle Benecke, the founder and global head of Baker McKenzie’s machine learning practice, shared how the legal profession might evolve alongside technologies like ChatGPT and how the law firm model might be impacted.

Monkeys, Holy Spirits, AI—It’s All the Same for the U.S. Copyright Office

By Isha Marathe

The U.S. Copyright Office issued a copyright registration to a comic book creator that used a generative AI tool to create visuals, and then revoked it. The agency’s action, and subsequent guidance, may have far-reaching consequences for ongoing and future cases around AI IP rights.

As Italian Regulators Target ChatGPT, Will More EU Oversight Follow? 

By Isha Marathe

Shortly after OpenAI limited ChatGPT in Italy over data privacy restrictions, other EU regulators expressed their own interest in investigating just how this popular chatbot, powered by OpenAI’s large language model, really works.

ChatGPT’s Glitch Exposed User Data, But Didn’t Catch Legal By Surprise

By Cassandre Coyer

ChatGPT’s first public data leak, which exposed some users’ information to other users active at the time, may be a reminder for law firms that information governance policies need to evolve along with technology.

Will ChatGPT Spur a Law Firm Chatbot Revolution Among Skepticism?

By Rhys Dipshan

Chatbots’ capabilities have significantly grown—but so too have law firms concerns with the format. The launch of ChatGPT and generative AI models, however, may seem to herald better prospects for the future of law firm chatbots.

Fastcase Merges With vLex, With Plans for Integrated AI-Powered Research Offerings

By Rhys Dipshan

The merger creates a global law library with over a billion documents, which Fastcase CEO Ed Walters called “the most important training set” for large language models, such as those that power ChatGPT.

Welcoming AI into your Legal Ops Team: Etiquette and Advice for a Successful Transition

By Brandi Pack, UpLevel Ops

AI legal assistants can help with countless legal ops functions, such as acting as a “front door” to legal services, facilitating document management and search, and automating the generation of contracts and general correspondence.

Generative AI for Legal Marketing: Today’s Pros and Pitfalls

By Gina Rubel, Furia Rubel Communications

The development of new governance concepts to address the pitfalls and ethical repercussions of Generative AI must involve the evaluation of important questions across various functions of the law firm. They include risk management and compliance, legal, public relations and reputation management.

‘This Is a Rocket Ship’: How Generative AI Will Transform Legal Departments

By Trudy Knockless

In-house attorneys and consultants say the technology will accelerate attorneys’ transition away from rote work to high-value-add tasks.  “You are at your own peril if you’re not thinking about how to use these tools,” said Andrew Woods, general counsel of PubMatic.

Legal Industry Reacts to Goldman Sachs Generative AI Report: Keep Calm and Panic

By Isha Marathe

Few challenged the Goldman Sachs report stating that 44% of legal tasks would be replaced by generative AI. But many had distinct theories about what that would mean for the industry.

Judges, Lawyers Consider What Role Generative AI Could Play in Courts

By Alaina Lancaster

Some legal professionals are considering using ChatGPT technology to assist with certain writing and administrative tasks, but when it comes to making judgments and providing advice, many attorneys agree there’s no replacement for human intelligence.

BlackBoiler Releases Context AI, Aiming to Eliminate ‘Black Box’ of AI Contract Review

By Isha Marathe

As more legal tech providers are integrating artificial intelligence to power their solutions, CLM company BlackBoiler is seeking to provide insight into why its AI makes the decisions it makes.

Deep Dive Into Generative AI and What Will Drive Tomorrow

By Louis Lehot

While the banking crisis may have interrupted funding flows for a limited period, the hype cycle in generative AI has momentum with staying power.

African Legal Research Platform Afriwise Discusses Why, and How It’s Embracing AI

By Cassandre Coyer

The leaders of Afriwise and legal software developer Pythagoria, which Afriwise recently acquired, discuss the state of the African legal tech industry and the role that AI can play to bridge some gaps.

Generative AI Could Automate Almost Half of All Legal Tasks, Goldman Sachs Estimates

By Rhys Dipshan

A Goldman Sachs report found that, while generative AI will be more of a supplementary force for many jobs, its impact on legal could be more disruptive than in other industries, with many legal jobs at risk of automation.

Northwestern Law and Engineering Schools Launch Generative AI Executive Education Program

By Stephanie Wilkins

Northwestern’s Law and Engineering Schools are kicking off a new joint IMPACT Executive Education series with a daylong program addressing how generative AI and ChatGPT will impact legal services.

The Generative AI and GPT-Powered Legal Tech Announced at Legalweek 2023

By Rhys Dipshan

The application of generative AI and the large language models that power ChatGPT in the legal market isn’t just a far off possibility, as these product announcements at Legalweek 2023 show.

‘Integrity Versus Innovation’: How In-House, Firms and Providers Can Navigate the GPT Era

By Cassandre Coyer

“If I am in-house counsel, I want to have a very clear articulation of my expectations as to what you are and are not going to use the data [for],” Jim Wagner, founder and managing principal of Lean Law Labs, said in a  Legalweek session.

LTN’s Key Takeaways From Legalweek New York 2023: Day 3

By Rhys Dipshan

The first Legalweek conference after OpenAI’s ChatGPT and other LLMs hit the mainstream is sure to be a seminal event. Legaltech News roundups offer insights from the conference, from what we’ve seen, heard and reported on throughout the day.

Be Alert to These 3 Disruptions in the Legal Industry

By Justin Henry

Legalweek panelists sought to make sense of a transformative moment for law firms and alternative legal service providers, touching on AI, alternative business models, the meaning of innovation and more.

LTN’s Key Takeaways From Legalweek New York 2023: Day 2

By Rhys Dipshan

The first Legalweek conference after OpenAI’s ChatGPT and other LLMs hit the mainstream is sure to be a seminal event. Legaltech News roundups offer insights from the conference, from what we’ve seen, heard and reported on throughout the day.

Law in the Age of GPT: ‘We Are Still Operating in the Dark’

By Isha Marathe

There may not be a way to avoid the use of large language models in the practice of law. But the speed and process of adoption might be best done incrementally.

LTN’s Key Takeaways From Legalweek New York 2023: Day 1

By Rhys Dipshan

The first Legalweek conference after OpenAI’s ChatGPT and other LLMs hit the mainstream is sure to be a seminal event. Legaltech News roundups offer insights from the conference, from what we’ve seen, heard and reported on throughout the day.

DLA Piper’s Chief Data Scientist: Firms Resisting AI Are ‘Dinosaurs Before the Meteorite Hit’

By Isha Marathe

While seeing generative AI becoming an essential technology in the legal market, DLA Piper’s new chief data scientist Bennett Borden also noted that human review of AI outputs is likely to become more and more complex in the coming days.

How AI and Machine Learning Are Impacting the Litigation Landscape

By Mike DeCesaris and Sachin Sancheti

Mike DeCesaris and Sachin Sancheti of Cornerstone Research detail how expert witnesses are incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning into their testimony in a variety of civil cases.

Lawyers Predict Generative AI Impact—But Aren’t Exactly Welcoming It

By Rhys Dipshan

A new survey by LexisNexis found that many lawyers are aware of, and have used, generative AI tools. But many also have mixed feelings about what this growing technology means for the legal market.

CLM Provider ContractPodAi Launches AI Legal Assistant Leah, Powered by ‘Team of AI’

By Cassandre Coyer

The London-based CLM provider’s latest offerings are powered by a combination of AI technologies including OpenAI’s latest GPT model GPT-4, Microsoft Azure, IBM Watson and ContractPodAi’s own proprietary AI.

SALI Harnesses Most Advanced GPT Models to Help Legal Industry ‘Speak the Same Data Language’

By Stephanie Wilkins

SALI’s new API and web application can access both GPT-3.5-Turbo and GPT-4 models to analyze any text, “extract what matters to the substance of law and what matters to the business of law, [implement SALI tags], and run analytics,” said Damien Riehl, a leader at SALI.

How GPT-4 Mastered the Entire Bar Exam, and Why That Matters

By Stephanie Wilkins

“I don’t even really care about the bar exam, per se,” said researcher Daniel Katz. “This crystallizes what is happening for people in a way [that says], here’s some tasks that lawyers do, and it does it marginally better.”

Generative AI Is Impressive, But the All-Too-Familiar ‘Sticker Shock’ May Be Coming

By Isha Marathe

It’s early days for generative AI, and before the inevitable flood of GPT-powered tools hits the legal tech market, experts believe users and vendors can take steps to prevent pitfalls that plagued previous popular technologies.

Latest AI ChatGPT Successor GPT-4 Proffers Both Legal Promise and Legal Perils

By Dr. Lance Eliot

The eagerly awaited GPT-4 has been released, considered the successor to ChatGPT, and for which legal promise is avidly showcased via applied use in legal tasks for lawyers, yet there are counterbalancing legal perils that need to be assessed as part of a judicious big picture tradeoff.

With ChatGPT, Will Legal and Compliance Become More Intelligent? More Complicated? Or Both?

By Sophie Ross, FTI Technology

As AI begins to penetrate more corners of business and society, these powerful tools have the potential to drive opportunity for organizations, including in legal and compliance use cases.

Inside GPT-4: ‘AI Displaces Tasks, Not Jobs’ in the ‘New Age’ of Legal Practice

By Isha Marathe

At a webinar Legaltech News hosted on the future of generative AI in the legal industry, panelists said GPT-4 is set to change the way law is practiced—but the technology’s evolution might come in unexpected ways.

Accountable AI Is Here to Stay, and Big Law Has Taken Notice

By Jessie Yount

“This is of interest to everyone and my mother because it has so much potential to impact people, both good and potentially bad,” Gibson Dunn’s AI leader Vivek Mohan said. “People want to see responsibility and guardrails put in place, to unlock the opportunity of the tech while not having us end up like ‘Terminator 2.’”

Real Talk Beyond ChatGPT: What Recent AI Advances Mean for Legal

By Stephanie Wilkins

Expert panelists announce the release of GPT-4, how generative AI can benefit law firms, in-house departments and legal tech companies, governence issues surrounding the use of AI, the role of AI in advancing access to justice and more.

PwC Legal, Tax Arm Begins Using Harvey’s AI

By Habiba Cullen-Jafar

Big Four firm PwC’s tax and legal arm has begun using GPT-powered tool Harvey, as the legal sector continues exploring how AI can better assist its people. It is the only member of the Big Four firms to have access to the tool.

Can ChatGPT Be an Effective Expert Witness?

By Wail Menesi and Chris Larkin, FTI Consulting

AI language models can rapidly search through vast amounts of data and present relevant facts, statistics, and studies which can be used to support and form part of an expert’s opinions.

GPT-4 Is Here. Casetext’s CoCounsel Already Brought It to Legal

By Stephanie Wilkins

OpenAI’s most advanced model yet, GPT-4 has passed all portions of the Uniform Bar Exam and is helping to increase access to justice. “I cannot stress enough how much better this new model is than anything we’ve seen before,” said Pablo Arredondo, co-founder and CIO of Casetext.

The Artificial Intelligence Glossary

By Stephanie Wilkins & Rhys Dipshan

Artificial intelligence is dominating conversations across all industries, including legal. To help legal professionals navigate this fast-evolving space, we define many of the key terms and concepts you need to know and understand when discussing AI.

Automation Startup Josef Leverages ‘Most Advanced’ OpenAI Model to Launch KM Tool—Josef Q

By Isha Marathe

While Australian automation provider Josef is using OpenAI’s latest large language model, the trainable data the new tool accesses is intentionally kept narrow, which Josef says helps avoid inaccurate or irrelevant outputs like those seen in ChatGPT.

ChatGPT Helped Write a Court Ruling in Colombia. Here’s What Judges Say About Its Use in Decision Making

By Avalon Zoppo

“The fear that most people have is that ChatGPT will be asked to provide either a line of argument or a resolution of an issue that is disputed by the parties that the judge accepts in making a decision without disclosing it before the decision is made and giving them an opportunity to object,” said former federal Judge Paul Grimm.

Legalweek 2023 Preview: Chatting About ChatGPT and How Generative AI Will Transform Legal

By Zack Needles and Alaina Lancaster

This week’s episode features a conversation with Foster Sayers and Ilona Logvinova, who will both be participating in a workshop at Legalweek New York 2023 titled, “Reshaping the Legal Profession: Thriving in the Age of Generative AI & ChatGPT,” on March 20.

Join Us! Real Talk Beyond ChatGPT: What Recent AI Advances Mean for Legal

By Stephanie Wilkins

Hear how generative AI can benefit law firms, in-house departments, legal tech companies and more from the professionals who are already working with today’s most advanced large language models.

UK Firm Mishcon de Reya Is Hiring a GPT Specialist. Will Others Follow?

By Cassandre Coyer

“I’m convinced that we’ll see more of this. And again, it’s going to be from the firms that are not just approaching this from a marketing and PR point of view,” Jeffrey Brandt, chief information officer at Jackson Kelly, told Legaltech News.

How’s Harvey? The Pro and Cons of A&O’s Audacious AI System

By Jack Womack

‘Now, you can say to Harvey: “draft a risk factor for an IPO for an English company that does chemicals”—and it will come up with something really good,’ says one UK partner of the firm’s generative AI platform.

Do Replika’s GDPR Regulatory Troubles Portend Problems for AI Chatbots?

By Isha Marathe

After AI chatbot Replika lost its privileges to collect data on Italian users, attorneys say the matter highlights a real risk for startups who don’t pay close attention to the EU’s various online age-verification rules.

The Dawn of Advanced Conversational AI in the Legal Tech Landscape

By Brandi Pack, UpLevel Ops

Conversational AI represents a fundamental shift that could be as transformative as the advent of computers or the internet.

Casetext Introduces AI Legal Assistant CoCounsel, Incorporating Most Advanced Models From OpenAI

By Stephanie Wilkins

“Our AI legal assistant is the first of its kind,” said Jake Heller, co-founder and CEO of Casetext. “It creates a momentous opportunity for attorneys to delegate tasks like legal research, document review, and contract analysis to an AI, freeing them to focus on the most impactful aspects of their practice.”

Big Tech Is Battling for AI Supremacy. What Does That Mean for Legal?

By Stephanie Wilkins

Microsoft, Google and, now, Meta are all in what’s been called an “AI arms race” to come out ahead in the growing generative AI movement. Whoever wins will have a significant impact on the legal industry going forward.

AI Has Gone Mainstream. Debevoise Is Ready

By Patrick Smith

Debevoise’s AI-dedicated practice includes Avi Gesser and six associates, up from three associates 18 months ago. d

Some Concerns About AI and Deep Fakes From the Bench

By Ross Todd

U.S. District Judge Frank Volk on AI and the law: “This is something we need to be on the cutting edge of or we’re going to get cut with it.”

The Powerfully Prudent Debate About Whether To Use Generative AI In Your Legal Practice

By Dr. Lance Eliot

When it comes to debating the use of generative AI in legal practice, lawyers should approach the question as they would any new legal case, using their honed legal skills to perform a methodical analysis of the situation.

11 Ways ChatGPT is the Ultimate eDiscovery Wingman

By Cat Casey, Reveal-Brainspace

ChatGPT offers many ways to supercharge eDiscovery and help legal get to facts and evidence faster, though the results are still mixed at best.

Beware of ‘Technological Myopia,’ Richard Susskind Says About GPT-3.5

By Isha Marathe

The swiftly changing technological landscape is poised to disrupt legal services and the business of law—but legal tech futurist and author of the Third Edition of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers” Richard Susskind noted that there are skills attorneys can brush up on today to prepare for what’s coming.

MyJr From Canadian Startup Jurisage Lets Researchers ‘Chat’ With Case Law

By Gail J. Cohen

Jurisage’s MyJr was designed to help lawyers make sense of case law “without the waste and frustration that comes with chasing every lead.”

How ChatGPT Challenges Current Intellectual Property Laws

By Shahrokh Falati

New AI technologies may infringe on others’ copyrights by being deemed infringing derivatives of a copyrighted source they used to generate their output.

Will ChatGPT Replace Ediscovery Review Teams?

By John Tredennick and Dr. William Webber, Merlin Search Technologies

Following a practical exercize in review, prompt engineering and more, what’s the authors’ verdict on whether GPT technologies can replace human reviers? “Potentially yes, with appropriate guidance.”

Seven Legal Players That Are Already Harnessing GPT-3.5 Technology

By Isha Marathe

Not long after OpenAI rolled out its GPT-3 large language models, a handful of pioneers in the legal field dove headfirst to utilize the technology.

For Some Legal Tech Providers, GPT-3.5 Is Not Yet Worth the Risk

By Rhys Dipshan

While some legal tech providers are releasing GPT-3.5 in specific use cases, and with disclaimers, others see it as too risky an endeavor, and are content instead to wait on the next generation of AI language models.

UK Law Firm Mishcon de Reya Looking to Hire GPT Specialist

By Charlotte Johnstone

The UK firm is the latest in a host of law firms looking to find uses for the fast-developing chat technology.

Even Before ChatGPT, China Was Pushing Its Legal Sector to Adopt AI

By Jessica Seah

While the generative artificial intelligence platform ChatGPT has created a buzz since its launch just a few months ago, AI is not a new phenomenon. In China, the government has mandated its use in the legal sector.

As More Law Firms Leverage ChatGPT, Few Have Internal Policies Regarding Its Use

By Isha Marathe

For Todd Corham, the chief information officer at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, such policies are unnecessary, in part, because “we really shouldn’t have to write a policy on using good judgment.”

Use With Caution: ChatGPT’s Cyberrisks Are Just Coming Into Focus

By Cassandre Coyer

“You actually have no assurance at any point that you can trust it,” warned David Carvalho, co-founder and CEO of Naoris Protocol.

Legal Research Startup Alexsei Integrates GPT-3.5: It’s Just One Part of Legal’s AI ‘Brain’

By Rhys Dipshan

Alexsei CEO and founder Mark Doble believes that large language models (LLMs) like GPT-3.5 may be soon reach their limits, though he sees much potential in combining LLMs with more legal-specific AI models.

Allen & Overy Partners With AI Platform Harvey to Bring GPT-Powered Tools to Legal Workforce

By Linda A. Thompson

The firm says the move to implement the OpenAI platform globally is a ‘game-changer’ that ‘marks a new era for A&O and the legal industry’.

What AI Means for Corporate Lawyering

By Jennifer Berrent, Covenant & Daniel Doktori, Credly

Artificial intelligence and the technology behind tools like ChatGPT change the dynamics of corporate lawyering by enabling fast and relevant insights into two common questions clients ask: what’s missing and what’s market?

Helm360 Integrates New GPT-3 Model Into Chatbot Termi, Enabling Legal Drafting

By Isha Marathe

Helm360 is using Open AI’s ChatGPT-3 technology to power its flagship chatbot Termi. However, given the generative AI’s inaccuracies, the chatbot isn’t meant to be client-facing.

Hello ChatGPT, Which is the Best Law Firm in the World?

By Paul Hodkinson

The advanced AI recommends certain firms as well as lawyers from the likes of Wachtell, Sullivan & Cromwell and Gibson Dunn, but its knowledge is questionable, and it seems to have a thing against Kirkland.

Best Ways To Use Generative AI In Your Law Practice

By Dr. Lance Eliot

Attorneys need to be aware of the full gamut of uses for generative AI in their legal practices, which is readily overlooked in the pell-mell reflexive rush to use this hottest AI for rather narrow or pinpoint applications.

DoNotPay’s Downfall Put a Harsh Spotlight on AI and Justice Tech. Now What?

By Stephanie Wilkins

The very public fall from grace of DoNotPay has the legal community split on whether it damaged the access to justice cause or cast an important light on the access to justice problem, despite the outcome.

Getty Sues Stability AI Again. Will This Clarify AI Art Copyright Law?

By Isha Marathe

AI generated art is the wild west of copyright infringement, but Getty Images throwing its hat in the ring is likely to have significant legal ramifications for the budding technology.

Five Reasons Why Using ChatGPT For Digital Content Could Be Bad for Law Firms

By Clint Monette, Lincoln Labs

While using tools like ChatGPT for law firm web and marketing content may sound appealing, doing so raises issues of copyright protection, legal inaccuracies, poor search rankings and more.

Colombian Judge Uses ChatGPT in Drafting Court Ruling

By Amy Guthrie

The judge’s use of generative AI technology has garnered attention around the world from lawyers and others, and has prompted much debate. The judge, Juan Manuel Padilla, says the tool is a way to more quickly reduce the backlog of cases in Colombia.

CMS, Eversheds and Simmons Mull ChatGPT Uses, Risks As Industry Urges Caution

By Charlotte Johnstone

Staff and partners at firms are exploring the much-vaunted generative AI, urging a balance of excitement and caution.

Australia’s Law Schools Consider Responses to ChatGPT

By Christopher Niesche

Their immediate concern is that the AI program, which has been shown to write satisfactory essays and exams, will be used by students to cheat.

Law Firms Developing GPT-3.5 Tools? For Now, They May Be Few and Far Between

By Rhys Dipshan

While legal tech providers are steadily releasing tools leveraging GPT-3.5, even innovative law firms who regularly develop legal tech may have a challenging time following suit.

ChatGPT Evolves: The World’s Current Favorite Chatbot Has Gotten Some Upgrades

By Stephanie Wilkins

In the just over two months since its public release, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has seen the addition of a paid version, the ability to identify AI-generated text, a continually expanding partnership with Microsoft and more.

ChatGPT and the Practice of Law: Ignore at Your Peril

By Robert J. Kovacev, Miller & Chevalier

While lawyers must be thoughtful in their use of tools like ChatGPT, they cannot afford to ignore the advances in generative AI that are sweeping the industry.

Baker McKenzie’s Machine Learning Leader Discusses the Firm’s Plans for Generative AI

By Stephanie Wilkins

The firm’s Machine Learning Practice continues to harness the power of GPT-3 models to augment attorney workflows, improve the delivery of client services, scale its pro bono efforts and more.

Five Sensible Ways for Using Generative AI in Doing Legal Work

By Dr. Lance Eliot

While lawyers need to remain mindful of how they access and utilize AI apps, there are several ways they can reasonably and prudently leverage generative AI in legal work today.

Could ChatGPT Soon Find Itself in Data Privacy Regulators’ Crosshairs?

By Cassandre Coyer

For now, ChatGPT users aren’t given the option to consent to the use of their personal information, nor the opportunity to delete that data.

ChatGPT Is Already Helping Write Law Firm Press Releases. Don’t Panic Yet.

By Rhys Dipshan

At least one law firm is putting ChatGPT to work in helping to draft press releases. So what does this portend for the future of law firm marketing?

Ironclad Announces AI Assist, Leveraging OpenAI’s GPT-3 to Redline Contracts

By Cassandre Coyer

For now, AI Assist is in beta form, with an official launch to all of Ironclad’s consumers coming soon.

Docket Alarm Incorporates GPT-3.5 to Auto-Summarize PDF Litigation Filings in Complex Dockets

By Stephanie Wilkins

The new feature utilizes the large language model that underlays ChatGPT, but via an API that does not suffer from the same intermittent outages as the popular chatbot.

The Focus on ChatGPT Is Missing the Forest for the Tree: The Usual Suspect Is Merely the Tip of the AI Iceberg

By D. Casey Flaherty

Viewing what ChatGPT can and can’t do as the limits of the new generation of AI is a distraction from the greater technological achievements we’re seeing in this area and the staggering advencements that are yet to come.

The Focus on ChatGPT Is Missing the Forest for the Tree: New AI Models Are Really, Ridiculously Powerful

By D. Casey Flaherty

The hype surrounding ChatGPT distracts from the reality that the tool and its creator OpenAI are far from the only generative AI game in town, and AI’s full potential power is yet to be seen.

Why Human-Centered AI Is the Future of Legal: The Future is More Ironman than Terminator, and That Is a Good Thing!

By Cat Casey, Reveal-Brainspace

Many AI detractors miss the point that the AI revolution makes the lawyer or human in the driver’s seat more important, not less.

Generative AI Tools Will Upend the Delivery of Legal Services

By Stephanie Wilkins

Experts see both current and future applications for generative AI in legal work. These largely relate to replacing tedious work to boost productivity.

ChatGPT and Ethics: Can Generative AI Break Privilege and Waive Confidentiality?

By Foster J. Sayers, Pramata

While ChatGPT is the coolest new technology around, it may be setting attorneys up for ethical violations under the Model Rules and putting both attorney-client privilege and client confidentiality at risk.

DoNotPay Discontinues Legal Products, CEO Threatened With Jail Time Following GPT-in-Court Proposal

By Stephanie Wilkins

“The World’s First Robot Lawyer” has announced the discontinuance of all “non-consumer legal rights products” effective immediately.

What Will Ediscovery Lawyers Do After ChatGPT?

By John Tredennick and Dr. William Webber, Merlin Search Technologies

A practical exercise in ChatGPT’s capabilities and limitations when applied to a variety of common ediscovery tasks.

Microsoft Steps Up Investment in OpenAI, Creator of ChatGPT

By Stephanie Wilkins

The current investment, rumored to be worth $10 billion, deepens the ongoing partnership between the technology companies.

We Asked Legal AI Experts: Just How Advanced Is ChatGPT?

By Rhys Dipshan

While there have been many reactions regarding the efficacy of ChatGPT and the AI model that powers it, actual testing of its capabilities is just getting started.

Is ChatGPT Ready for Its Day in Court? Experts Say No Way

By Stephanie Wilkins

While ChatGPT has legitimate potential uses in the legal industry, recent proposals that amount to having the technology practice law on behalf of clients are a step too far in the mind of legal experts.

GPT 101: Decoding ChatGPT’s Generative AI for Legal Professionals

By Rhys Dipshan

While ChatGPT has caught the attention of many in the legal market, its underlying AI engine is where the real power—and disruption—lies.

Microsoft Has Entered the Chat: Azure OpenAI Service Launches, ChatGPT Access Coming Soon

By Stephanie Wilkins

Software giant Microsoft has launched general availability of access to OpenAI’s advanced AI models, including GPT-3.5, Codex and DALL•E 2, through Azure OpenAI Service, and says ChatGPT access will follow shortly.

Canadian Law Professor: GPT-3 Opens Up a World of Opportunities for Legal Researchers

By Gail J. Cohen

A Canadian law professor used Open AI’s GPT-3 platform—the same program that has been used to write “plausible” legal memos and recently passed the multiple choice portion of the American Multistate Bar Examination—to examine court decisions in Canada.

Is Artificially Intelligent Copyright Authorship a ‘Red Herring?’

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In this week’s episode, Amir Ghavi of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson discusses the copyright concerns involved in AI-generated art.

Behind the Curtain: How Lexion Harnessed GPT-3.5 for Contracts

By Stephanie Wilkins

As ChatGPT enthralls legal, CLM provider Lexion has successfully incorporated the underlying technology into its offerings. Here they discuss the process and what’s to come from GPT-3.5 technology in legal work.

SCOTUS Tackles Strike Dispute | A Robot at the Nation’s Highest Court?

By Brad Kutner

While DoNotPay’s robot lawyer is set to argue in traffic court next month, CEO Joshua Browder’s offer of $1 million to whoever wears ear phones and repeats the robot verbatim as it argues before SCOTUS was quickly dismissed by court regulars on the web. 

AI Chatbot ChatGPT Passes Multiple Choice Portion of MBE

By Christine Charnosky

“[W]hen I learned that GPT-3.5 passed a portion of the test, it is making me realize how this technology is going to change the world faster than I previously thought,” John Walter, CEO of ZMAXINC, wrote on LinkedIn.

The Robot Lawyers Are Here, Now What?

By Cat Casey, Reveal-Brainspace

We’ve been warned for years that “Robolawyers are coming,” but DoNotPay’s plan to use its AI Chatbot to provide real-time interpretation of law in the courtroom absent human intervention changes everything.

Robot Hands TypingChatGPT Is Impressive, But Can (and Should) It Be Used in Legal?

By Stephanie Wilkins

ChatGPT has taken the world by storm and has the potential to change the practice of law forever. While the technology is still in its nascent stages, many advise caution, but others are forging ahead and already put it to use.

Lensa AI Created a Viral Meme, But How Legal Is It?

By Isha Marathe

Social media has been inundated with AI-generated selfie portraits from Lensa AI’s new “magic avatar” feature. Now, artists cite it as another example of how AI technology is engaging in copyright infringement.

As AI-Generated Art Grows, a Wave of Litigation Is on the Horizon

By Isha Marathe

With artists pushing back against AI systems that are trained on their original works, IP attorneys expect the complex legal issues of this practice to spur a long road of litigation.

Microsoft, GitHub Class Action Treads Into New Territory on AI Copyrights

By Cassandre Coyer

While the class action lawsuit against Microsoft will likely catch the attention of many in the industry, whether it will bring some clarity on how to regulate generative AI is less clear.

Lawyers Expect More Litigation, and Clarity, Around Machine Learning’s Copyright Issues

By Cassandre Coyer

Abroad, other countries such as Japan and those in the European Union have already updated their copyright laws to account for AI. But in the U.S., it’s not yet certain how this issue will be addressed.

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