Do Professional Ethics Rules Allow You to Have a Robot Write Your Brief?
Litigation attorney Nicholas Boyd authored an article for Daily Report exploring the ethics of using artificial intelligence (AI) in legal writing. He claims that even though the results show that AI's legal writing capabilities have improved, they are not yet on par with those of experienced attorneys. Using AI in legal writing may be a violation of ethical rules, including the duty of competence, the duty of confidentiality and assisting in the unauthorized practice of law. Mr. Boyd recommends that attorneys use AI with caution when working with court or client-facing documents and always exercise competent legal judgment in the best interests of their clients.
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