OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been a bit of the forbidden fruit for the legal industry, a reputation earned in part because of the privacy, security and accuracy risks associated with the chatbot, but also because of some infamous misuses by legal professionals—think the New York lawyer who submitted a brief drafted by ChatGPT filled with fabricated cases, for example.

In that instance, the industry reacted swiftly, with many banning the use of the bot within law firms and legal departments. While it’s clear by now that confidential and client information shouldn’t be uploaded into ChatGPT, perhaps the chatbot—and other commercially available equivalents —shouldn’t be ruled out altogether by legal professionals just yet.