In many ways, the generative artificial intelligence buzz in the legal industry isn’t unlike a risky fashion trend. It’s hard to be the first—or last—to catch on, and all eyes are on the popular trendsetters to see how to do it best.

Many law firms have spent the past couple of months watching from afar, sometimes tapping their legal tech providers to ask about their plans to incorporate the technology into their solutions. But ultimately, some firms won’t be able to leverage large language models internally.