“The perils of dabbling”: AI and the practice of law

AI technologies have already been incorporated into legal practice to optimize the review of legal documents, automate the process of discovery, and aid in legal research.

While the potential of new AI systems continues to fascinate and inspire, legal professionals must be wary of the potential risks and ethical concerns surrounding these systems. 

“To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology”

Comment 8 to ABA Model Rule 1.1 

Legal professionals are not immune to making reasonable efforts to assess the security issues involved in the use of new technologies. A careful review of data collection and privacy terms is critical before employing new AI systems.

Legal professionals must take into account the potential risks associated with these emerging technologies. In particular, lawyers must be aware of the danger of AI generating incorrect information and lacking security measures before utilizing these new technologies.

Source: Reuters






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