What to Make of It: The Great AI Retooling

New York City Bar Association · What to Make of It: The Great AI Retooling

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Heather Hatcher is Chair of the City Bar’s Health Law Committee and a public health policy advocate. Roland Trope is a Partner at Trope and Schramm LLP and an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Law and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Heather and Roland interviewed Anthony E. Davis, Of Counsel at Clyde and Co. US and an international expert on professional responsibility. They discuss the transformations that AI tools will make to legal services, and they consider the challenges to evaluating and deploying those tools on behalf of the client.

  • How will AI tools change the landscape of legal services?
  • How can lawyers and law firms evaluate AI tools that purport to be applicable to individual use cases?
  • What are the risks of using AI tools for legal services?
  • How much technological expertise do lawyers need to have?
  • Who is liable for mistakes made by AI tools?
  • What are the ethical risks for lawyers using AI tools?


This interview was recorded on March 30, several weeks before the widespread reportage of the problems in Mata v. Avianca involving the misuse of the OpenAI application ChatGPT-4 that led to the submission of filings with the US District Court for the Southern District of New York citing and quoting fake cases.