1 Practice Management and Business Skills

Generative AI for Lawyers

LawCPD Author: Mitch Kowalski
Mitch Kowalski
Legal Operations Advisor University of Calgary

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1 CPD Point
1 hour


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How can lawyers harness the potential of generative AI (GenAI) to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal landscape? This course will equip lawyers with a fundamental understanding of how GenAI works, its practical uses and how to navigate its inherent risks. 

Lawyers, law firms and in-house teams are already starting to use GenAI to improve productivity and create better outcomes for clients. But even lawyers who are hesitant to adopt GenAI will find it is unavoidable – as many software providers are already rushing to incorporate GenAI into their existing products.

The reality is that all lawyers now require a basic understanding of how GenAI works, its practical uses and how to navigate its inherent risks.

Enrol in this course to get a practical overview of what GenAI is, how lawyers can use it in their day-to-day practice, and key pitfalls to avoid. You’ll also get to discover our brand-new AI-powered learning activity - what could be a better way to learn about GenAI?


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Published: November 2023

Key takeaways

  • Practice basic prompting with the new AI-powered chatbot developed by LawCPD
  • Learn to navigate your professional and ethical obligations when using GenAI
  • Understand governance issues, judicial and regulatory approaches to GenAI
  • Be inspired by examples of how GenAI can be incorporated into legal practice

Meet the expert

LawCPD Author: Mitch Kowalski
Mitch Kowalski
Legal Operations Advisor University of Calgary

Mitch Kowalski is a globally-recognized thought leader on the changing legal services ecosystem and the author of two critically acclaimed books in this area.

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  1. 5.0/5
    A good crash course in the basics of AI
    Easy to follow, good examples and informative background of AI and its use (and potential problems) moving forward
  2. 5.0/5
    Enlightening course.
    Although technical, the course was presented simply and clearly.
  3. 5.0/5
    Excellent course
    Fast paced interesting and excellent use of chatbot to teach how to best use GenAI. Highly recommend as an introduction to using this effectively as a tool in one's practice
  4. 5.0/5
    Very timely
    a good overview, and the examples of different areas of legal practice where this can be used really made it practical.
  5. 5.0/5
    Amazing and so relevant
    I knew very little before I started this course and would likely not have stepped outside my comfort zone to start learning - but I now have the confidence to start learning more and utilising more Gen AI in my work and my home life. Excellent and highly relevant course.
  6. 5.0/5
    Excellent overview of AI and it’s use and governance
    The course covers a very broad spectrum of what is AI in all its key forms; its uses cases and suitable application in the legal services profession. In addition, it guides on the way to use it and highlights the critical risks of doing so without properly verifying its outputs. Overall, this was a very good overview of the topic and has piqued enough interest to learn more.
  7. 5.0/5
    this is a great course
    New material, relevant and highly informative.
  8. 5.0/5
    A new dimension to the practice of law
    The course is informative and challenging
  9. 5.0/5
    Very useful course.
    Excellent practical examples of how GenAI will impact on the legal profession. Resistance is futile.
  10. 5.0/5
    Excellent course
    Extremely informative on the uses and pitfalls of AI.
  11. 5.0/5
    Useful course
    The course provides a useful summary of the key considerations and draws attention to important practical considerations.
  12. 5.0/5
    An excellent start to understanding AI
    A well presented and informative course that was easy to understand, with a practical insight into using AI
  13. 4.0/5
    good content
    Extensive coverage of topic
  14. 4.0/5
    Good application of the issues in AI to legal work
    The course was well organised and thought provoking/
  15. 5.0/5
    Great introduction
    An interesting review of ethical duties and Generative AI
  16. 5.0/5
    This course is highly informative
    The course was easy to follow
  17. 4.0/5
    Great course
    Content was informative.
  18. 5.0/5
    Loved it!
    Very instructive and useful as an introduction into a topic I knew I needed to know more about. I feel more confident and empowered to find out how to use AI to be more efficient and productive at work.
  19. 5.0/5
    Great course
    Presenter was excellent, great content - especially relevant to today's AI world
  20. 5.0/5
    One of the best courses on LawCPD!
    This course was very informative and able to distil the essential points about a complex technology. The AI chatbot portions of the course were also very helpful in illustrating how prompts can be effective when written well. It was also good to see how courts around the world have begun to address the use of AI.
  21. 5.0/5
    An excellent course
    This course was interesting and innovative especially in using GenAI as a conversational learning tool.
  22. 5.0/5
    This was a great course!
    Highly informative, and provided a great historical timeline review of AI, the different types of AI, and how lawyers can use AI in their everyday legal practice activities. Also provided a pdf resource for the management of AI within law firms and highlighted the various AI platform providers and present developments of AI within Australia and internationally. Very well-researched course. Well worth the investment.