The recent release of ChatGPT-4 caused a serious buzz throughout the legal world. A new question that all lawyers should be asking is: What can artificial intelligence do for my practice?

As it turns out, AI has the potential to revolutionize many aspects of civil litigation. From case management to evidence analysis, AI tools can provide litigators with powerful new capabilities that can help them win cases and deliver better outcomes for their clients.

One of the most promising uses of AI in civil litigation is in the area of case management. AI tools can help lawyers manage and organize vast amounts of data more efficiently, reducing the time and effort required to prepare for trial. For example, AI can be used to sort and analyze documents, identify key issues, and provide insights into the strengths and weaknesses of a case. This can help litigators to develop more effective strategies and make better decisions about how to proceed with a case.

Another area where AI can be useful is in analyzing evidence. With the help of AI tools, lawyers can quickly review large volumes of documents and identify patterns, anomalies, and other key information that can help build a stronger case. AI can also be used to analyze audio and video recordings, helping lawyers to identify key moments and facts that might otherwise be missed.

In addition to case management and evidence analysis, AI can also be used to help lawyers stay up-to-date with changes in the law. With the help of AI-powered legal research platforms, lawyers can quickly and easily search for and access the latest legal developments, including case law, statutes, and regulations. This can help lawyers ensure that they are always providing their clients with the most accurate and relevant legal advice possible.

As AI technology continues to evolve and improve, it is all but certain that the legal world will see even more innovative applications of this technology in the field of civil litigation in the years to come. However, like any new technology, there are also some potential drawbacks to relying on AI. For example, there is a risk that relying too heavily on AI could lead to a loss of human judgment and intuition. There are also still concerns about the accuracy and reliability of AI tools, particularly in complex cases where there are many variables to consider.

In other words, AI will not be able to completely replace attorneys – at least not yet. Human supervision will still be required. Nonetheless, a litigator can be much more efficient with the right kind of AI assistance.

Since going paperless over a decade ago, Turner Law Firm has been using legal technology to provide legal services that are continually more efficient and effective. One of our top priorities is to continue to use the most cutting edge technology, including AI, to streamline our services. We are very excited to see what advances and possibilities lie ahead for AI in the legal world.

Author’s note:  This article was co-written by ChatGPT.