This is a guest post by Oklahoma Bar Association Practice Management Advisor Julie Bays.

By Julie Bays

If you spent much time online, you have recently seen several creative writing assignments completed by artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT. One can also describe images and an image will be created with online AI tools such as Many types of AI tools are available today that can help with a wide range of tasks. These examples include machine learning algorithms: These algorithms can analyze data, identify patterns, and make predictions or decisions. Natural language processing tools like ChatGPT help with tasks such as language translation, text summarization, and sentiment analysis. Computer vision tools can be used for tasks such as image and video analysis, object recognition, and facial recognition. And virtual assistants can help with tasks such as scheduling, customer service, and answering questions.

One thing we have learned reading these AI-produced essays is that grading middle school papers or college essays will be more challenging for teachers. I thought I would ask ChatGPT to write a short story about law practice management software. Here is the result:

ChatGPT – Sure! Here is a story about practice management software for lawyers:

Once upon a time, in a busy law firm, there was a group of lawyers who were struggling to keep track of their cases, deadlines, and clients. They were constantly missing important dates, losing documents, and feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work they had to manage.

One day, the senior partner of the firm decided that enough was enough. He knew that there had to be a better way to handle the many tasks that lawyers deal with on a daily basis. After some research, he discovered practice management software specifically designed for law firms.

The senior partner quickly implemented the software into the firm’s workflow, and the lawyers were amazed at how much easier their job became. With the software, they were able to easily track their cases and deadlines, store and access important documents, and communicate with clients more efficiently.

The software also helped the firm save time and money by automating many of the tedious and time-consuming tasks that lawyers often have to deal with. The lawyers were able to focus more on the actual work of practicing law and less on administrative tasks.

As a result, the law firm became more productive and successful, and the lawyers were able to provide better service to their clients. The senior partner was grateful for the practice management software and knew that it had been a crucial investment for the firm’s future.