ChatGPT is not a paralegal: the professional implications for lawyers in using ChatGP

Two cases in New York have highlighted the ethical issues when lawyers use AI-powered tools like ChatGPT-4 for legal research. Lawyers using ChatGPT-4 have cited instances that do not exist or contain factual errors. These cases reveal the need for lawyers to understand the tool they are using and apply their critical thinking to the results it produces.

Lawyers have obligations to assist the court and their clients, and failure to meet these obligations can undermine the relationship of trust between advocates and the court. The article also notes that Australia has similar obligations under its legal profession uniform law.

Source: AusPubLaw





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