Commentary: Generative AI in law: Resistance is futile

The legal profession is far more comfortable with precedent than radical evolution, but as we know, every time a new technology is introduced, it brings with it the promise of change. So of course it’s predictable that the now-familiar pattern of setting up roadblocks to adoption will occur in due haste whenever a cutting-edge technology intrudes on our change-resistant legal profession.

Examples of technology adoption hurdles often put in place by ethics committees and others when new technologies are adopted by lawyers include outright bans, requiring signed client consent or published disclaimers, and imposing obligations to notify or obtain permission from judges when using it. 

Eventually, as specific types of technology become more commonplace and familiar, these requirements are eased over time and eventually eradicated entirely.

Source: Michigan Lawyers Weekly



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