Lawyers and AI: How Lawyers’ Use of Artificial Intelligence Could Implicate the Rules of Professional Conduct
Jonathan Grabb: “This may go without saying for many lawyers, but it is worth repeating: every lawyer is responsible for their own conduct. While a chatbot may be able to draft a document in mere seconds, any lawyer who uses AI assistance is still responsible for generating work product that is legally and factually accurate, competent, and meritorious.”
From chatbots to image generators, news outlets have been inundated with stories discussing the implications of artificial intelligence or “AI” programs.
Though the results appear mixed, ChatGPT, a free AI chatbot, has already managed to pass law school exams while Midjourney, an AI image generator, won first prize in the Colorado State Fair’s digital art competition. Developments in AI have the potential to irrevocably change numerous industries and the practice of law is no exception. Stories regarding these new A.I. programs naturally lead lawyers to additional questions: Can I rely on AI programs to draft my briefs? Can AI programs cause copyright problems?