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AI Chatbots for Lawyers (a short guide)

Most lawyers are still reluctant to use AI chatbots, which is understandable and unfortunate.

Understandably, adopting AI chatbots in your legal practice can seem daunting.

However, it can be managed effectively with the right approach. Here are three key strategies to achieve optimal results with minimal confusion.

1. Master One Model First

Focusing exclusively on one AI model simplifies the learning curve.

ChatGPT, renowned for its early adoption, is a robust choice for general tasks. Alternatively, offers advanced capabilities tailored to creative and textual tasks. For legal-specific needs, consider specialized GenAI tools designed for the legal profession.

Commit to one model, use it consistently, and immerse yourself in its features for several months.

2. Master the Art of Prompting

Effective use of AI depends significantly on your ability to craft prompts.

Treat conversations with AI chatbots as if you were instructing an eager intern—clear, contextual, and direct instructions yield the best results. Enhance your prompts based on the AI’s responses to refine its understanding and output.

Regular practice will improve your prompting skills, unlocking more of the AI’s potential.

3. Begin with Basic Tasks

Start with tasks that are likely to deliver immediate benefits. Use AI to summarize lengthy documents or create bullet points and outlines from texts in word processing files or PDFs. These tasks provide tangible outcomes that can demonstrate the utility of AI in your practice.

As your proficiency grows, you’ll be able to expand the range of tasks you assign to your AI chatbot.

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