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Ethics and Artifcial Intelligence: What Lawyers Should Know (Live Replay from December 10, 2021)

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The use of artificial intelligence is not some distant prospect. Many of the tools lawyers use today – online research platforms that suggest other areas for research, software packages that help complete forms or propose or assemble language, and discovery tools that sort through documents – are driven by artificial intelligence.

These and other AI engineered legal tools raise substantial ethical issues.

  • Are they the unauthorized practice of law?
  • Have lawyers researched their capabilities such that they are competent to use them?
  • How must lawyers supervise their use by non-lawyer staff?

This program provides a guide to ethics issues when using software and other technology tools based on AI in law practice.

  • What duties do lawyers have to investigate and understand AI in the tools they use?
  • Does AI constitute the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) in a state?
  • Do software packages that draft language and assemble forms violate ethics rules?
  • What supervisory and training obligations do lawyers have for non-lawyer staff using these tools?
  • Are there ethics concerns of using AI in discovery?
  • Must lawyers warn clients that they use AI?

Monday, August 29, 2022
1:00–2:00 PM


  • Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP, McLean, VA

December 10, 2021

North Carolina: 1.00 MCLE Hour

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Technology Training


See pricing below.