Practice Law With AI (Without Losing Your Law License)

In May 2023, a federal judge in New York discovered six fake cases cited in a plaintiff’s attorney’s brief. The lawyer’s response? He used ChatGPT and was “unaware of the possibility that its contents could be false.” The subsequent sanctions hearing spurred much conversation in the legal community. Should lawyers steer clear of AI tools like ChatGPT? Or would prohibiting the use of AI altogether be a disservice to lawyers and their clients? So long as lawyers understand the limitations of the technology and their responsibilities under the rules of professional conduct, AI tools have the potential to greatly benefit their practice.

This presentation is approved for one hour of General MCLE credit* in California.


  • What Is Artificial Intelligence?
    • How does AI work?
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of AI in a legal setting?

  • How Can AI Help a Lawyer’s Practice?
    • Marketing
    • Communications
    • Contracts
    • Pleadings
    • Research
    • Discovery

  • What Are a Lawyer's Ethical Responsibilities When Using AI?
    • Duty of Competence
    • Responsibility for Work Product
    • Duty to Supervise
    • Knowingly-False Statements
    • Duty of Confidentiality
Topics covered include: Legal Tech
Duration of this webinar: 60 minutes
Originally broadcast: July 31, 2023 12:00 PM PT
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Status: Approved

Credits: 1.0 General

Earn Credit Until: July 30, 2025

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Kara Simon
Kara Simon Editorial Team Member at Justia
Kara Simon is a lawyer and a member of the Justia Editorial Team. In this role, she blends her knowledge of the law with her skill in crafting engaging and approachable content. She earned her B.A. in writing from John Carroll University and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she served as the Technical Production Editor of the Annals of Health Law and Life Sciences and a Health Justice Project Fellow. Before joining Justia, Kara worked as a litigation attorney in Chicago.
Marina Wilson
Marina Wilson Sr. Product & Marketing Specialist at Justia
Marina J. Wilson is an attorney and member of the Justia Marketing Team. Marina graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 with a B.S.F.C.S. in Consumer Journalism and earned her J.D. cum laude from the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2019. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association with practice experience in business litigation and a professional background in marketing and communications.
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