Texas Federal Judge Says to lawyers “certify that you did not use generative AI to draft any portion of your filings”

A Texas federal judge is requiring attorneys appearing in his court to certify that they did not use generative AI to draft any portion of their filings or that any language drafted by such AI-powered technology was checked for accuracy by a human being.

In his standing order, Judge Brantley Starr of the Northern District of Texas cited ChatGPT, Harvey.ai and Google’s Bard as examples of generative AI that his directive covers.

The order states that while generative AI platforms are very powerful and have many uses in the law, “legal briefing is not one of them.”

Starr’s directive comes amid the national spotlight a New York lawyer has brought to how legal professionals can improperly use the latest artificial intelligence in their work.

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