Increased use and influence of artificial intelligence systems by companies and consumers bring with them new and dynamic oversight, compliance, governance and disclosure challenges. Legal and risk management professionals must develop processes and policies for AI tools that work within the requirements of the law as it is today, while also anticipating the coming wave of legal, regulatory and technological changes. Over the next few months, Locke Lord lawyers will tackle some of the most pressing AI concerns in a series of complimentary webinars discussing practical, real-world challenges facing organizations.

Ethical Issues & Generative AI
Date: January 24, 2024
Time:  10:00 a.m. PT – Noon CT – 1:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Jennifer A. Kenedy

2023 has been the year of ChatGPT and the birth of widespread use of generative AI. ChatGPT has already assisted in the development of new drugs, detected several types of cancer and scored in the top 90th percentile of the Uniform Bar Exam. This new technology will likely disrupt industries and the legal landscape in ways that we cannot currently predict. Clients want to use it and will expect their lawyers to do so, too. But understanding the ethical risks requires that both in-house and outside counsel understand the technology.

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how we comply with our duty of technological competence under Model Rule 1.1 to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including benefits and risks associated with relevant technology” given the dawn of this new technology
  • Learn how a lawyer using ChatGPT or other generative AI tools housing confidential information on an attorney’s system or communicating [client information] over the internet such that it triggers the obligations set forth in ABA decision 477R
  • Discover how to effectively use the benefits of this technology while also meeting your Duty of Confidentiality under Rule 1.6
  • Identify what your supervisory obligations are under Rules 5.1 and 5.3 if attorneys on your team or third parties employ generative AI tools that could involve ingesting your company’s confidential information
  • Gain insight into how lawyers can meet their duty of candor with tribunals under Model Rule 3.3 and truthfulness in statements to others under Model Rule 4.1 with the emergence of this technolog

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One hour of CLE for each program is approved in CA, IL, TX and NY “Areas of Professional Practice” credit. Other states pending.