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May 31, 2023

Jared Correia interviews Megan Zavieh, a legal ethics attorney, to talk about responsible AI use, managing technology's impact on mental health, and evaluating legal software. She emphasizes the importance of lawyers understanding and verifying AI-generated outputs, and not overly depending on the technology. To maintain mental health, she suggests taking breaks, meditating or participating in non-work activities to avoid burnout. Additionally, lawyers should ethically set communication boundaries with clients. Lawyers must also carefully assess new or non-mainstream technologies to ensure alignment with their ethical obligations.

Episode Highlights
06:31 Discussion on how lawyers should use AI ethically, ensuring they don't rely on it blindly and monitor its performance
08:23 The importance of not putting sensitive client data into AI tools like ChatGPT
10:18 Insight on the potential future of ethics opinions treating AI as a tech tool, not as a person
12:50 The interaction between lawyers and AI tools when clients use AI for legal work, treating them similarly to clients' own drafts
15:30 The impact of increased technology usage on mental health during the pandemic and the challenge of breaking away from screens
18:22 Acknowledging and addressing the risk of burnout, utilizing exercise and meditation to maintain mental well-being
20:39 Using technology like meditation apps to improve mental health and stay productive
22:55 Tips for managing communication methods and ethical obligations
24:29 The importance of setting communication boundaries with clients and considering which methods work best for your practice
27:49 Software vetting and keeping records of the vetting process
31:02 Sticking to mainstream technology when not capable of thoroughly vetting new or overseas software

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