By now, nearly everyone has heard of ChatGPT, if not tried it out for themselves. While the now-ubiquitous tool is just one example of generative AI—artificial intelligence models that create brand-new content, such as text, images or music—ChatGPT has put AI on the radar of even the non-tech-savvy in a way no other technology has done before.

Almost immediately after the December 2022 release of ChatGPT, a tool from OpenAI built on an AI model colloquially known as GPT-3.5, speculation about its potential uses in the legal industry ran rampant. While some concrete applications of GPT-3.5 technology in legal quickly emerged, so did arguably wild claims of what the new AI model could do.