Tips for Using ChatGPT in Your Corporate Legal Department via Prompts

As you begin to experiment with AI in your legal operations, consider two key tips for making the most of requests to ChatGPT via Prompts.

What is a prompt?

A prompt is a phrase or individual keywords used as input to an AI tool like ChatGPT. The tool then tries to analyze and understand the input and automatically generates a response. So it’s important that you word your prompts in a way that the tool can understand.

First, give proper context to your ask. For example, instead of asking, “what do I need to write an NDA,” tell the AI to act as the general counsel of a technology company and ask the questions it would need to complete a request to draft an NDA.

Second, tailor your request with desired parameters that best meet your needs. For example:

● Length of request (e.g., five sentences)

● Comprehension level

● Form (e.g., an email, essay, contract template)

Here are 2 examples of prompts lawyers can use for Contract Review:

Draft a Contract

Draft a [contract type] between [party 1] and [party 2] for [consideration] in [jurisdiction]

Write a demand letter between [party 1] and [party 2] for [consideration] for [injuries] in [jurisdiction]

Write a liability waiver for [service/product] with [terms/conditions]

Rephrase this clause: [clause]

Review a Contract

Review the following contract and provide me the purpose of the contract, the 3 most important terms of the contract, the duration of the contract, and what the consideration is for the contract: [copy and paste contract]

Summarize the following contract: [copy and paste contract]

Proofread the following: [copy and paste contract]

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