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ChatGPT used to generate "sham" legal citations in a motion results in suspension for Colorado lawye

ChatGPT used to generate "sham" legal citations in a motion results in suspension for Colorado lawyer.


Colorado lawyer Zachariah C. Crabill blamed a legal intern for the fake citations which he had generated using ChatGPT's AI engine. The judge have him a 1yr+1day (with 275 days stayed) suspension.


Our kids using it for homework is bad enough, but using it to draft a motion is a serious misjudgment.


Like the Hitchhikers’ Guide, in some of the more relaxed law firms..."it has already supplanted [black letter law] as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects. First, it is slightly cheaper...."

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