Brave New World: Lawyer Ethics & AI



  • Available Until 6/15/2026
  • Next Class Time 1:00 PM ET
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format MP3 Download
  • Program Code 06142024
  • Ethics Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $75.00


Generative artificial intelligence – the ability of technology to generate creative works that mimic human intelligence – is a growing and potentially dominant reality across industry and the professions, including the legal professions.  The idea that software might someday supplant the role of lawyers in certain areas of practice has suddenly become reality with the advent of ChatGPT and other forms of generative AI.  This program will explore the forms of generative AI and their potential to supplant certain functions performed by lawyers or paralegals, but also how those tools can be harnessed by lawyers to aid their work.


  • What is Generative AI?
  • Recent Reports of Lawyers Misusing Generative AI
  • Competence – Model Rule 1.1
  • Communication – Model Rule 1.4
  • Confidentiality – Model Rule 1.6
  • Supervision – Model Rules 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3
  • Duty of Candor / Truthfulness in Statements to Others / Misrepresentations – Model Rules 3.3, 4.1, 8.4
  • Billing Issues – Model Rule 1.5
  • Advertising – Model Rules 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3
  • Other Potential Risk Issues - Attorney-Client Privilege, Cybersecurity, and Intellectual Property
  • Creating a Law Firm Policy Governing AI Use
  • Practical Challenges for Law Firms



Matt Corbin is a Senior Vice President with Aon’s Professional Services Practice.  Before joining Aon in 2013, Matt was a partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Overland Park, Kansas, where his litigation practice focused on business, commercial, and employment disputes. Mr. Corbin is a a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics & Professional Responsibility.

Mark Webster is a Senior Vice President with the Professional Services Practice at Aon. As a member of the group’s loss prevention team, Mark consults with Aon’s 275+ law firm clients on a wide range of professional responsibility and liability issues. Before joining Aon in 2018, Mark was a partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas. He was a real estate and corporate lawyer handling real estate financing and purchase transactions, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate formation and governance.