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Master ChatGPT 4 Discover the Latest AI Advances

If you’re a lawyer looking to become an AI expert on platforms like ChatGPT, then you’ve come to the right place.

If you’ve been on the internet at all recently, you know about ChatGPT.

 ChatGPT, or Generative Pre-trained Transformer, is an AI (artificial intelligence) program launched in November 2022 by OpenAI.  The latest model, GPT-4, officially launched this March 13, 2023. 

Within a week of its launch, it crossed the 1-million-user mark, far surpassing other tech giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Netflix, which took 2.5, 10, and months respectively to reach that milestone.  

It has been called the “calculator for writing,” as it is already getting rid of certain routine tasks to a degree. ChatGPT is capturing the attention and awe of users with its lightning-quick ability to produce high-quality written content. But it does have a few weaknesses. 

We’ve previously covered the potential and pitfalls of ChatGPT but let’s have a look at its limitations, too.

  • Outdated data: ChatGPT relies on a knowledge base that ends in 2021. At this time it cannot search the internet for new information from 2022-2023, meaning its results could be outdated. 
  • No references: ChatGPT does not cite or source any references, so you will never know where it got the data, resources, or information it delivers. 

Understanding and Harnessing the Latest in AI: GPT-4

With these limitations in mind, legal professionals can still benefit from using ChatGPT, especially with its latest powerful model GPT-4. Before diving into the best prompt engineering, let’s take a look at the latest ChatGPT model: GPT-4. 

GPT-4 is the latest cutting-edge technology in the world and it is available to all those with a premium ChatGPT account. This model has trillions of parameters. While we won’t delve into details, parameters are configuration variables and they are essential for the program to make predictions. In this case, these parameters are seeing a gigantic leap forward. Take a look:

Chatgpt 3 vs chatgpt 4

And fun fact, did you know that big companies like Khan Academy and Duolingo have already incorporated GPT-4? ChatGPT-4 is an exciting leap forward in language model technology for all industries including law! 

According to ChatGPT, here are the difference between their previous model (GPT-3.5) and the latest one: 

Stats chat gpt 3. 5 vs gpt 4

Now that we’ve clarified this, let’s dive into the prompts.

Becoming an AI Expert With GPT-4

Here are some tips that’ll help you become an AI prompt expert (prompt engineering for Lawyers):

Ironically, Ask ChatGPT! 

When it comes to imagination, the limit does not exist. While we’re about to show you some of the most clever prompts, if you are running low on ideas – ask ChatGPT! 

  1. What are the top  ___ prompts when using ChatGPT

Finish a Sentence 

You can prompt it to finish a sentence for you. For example:

  1. “A legal business strategy is important because” 
  2. After this you can ask for a counterargument. Like, “On the other hand,” 

Play a Specific Role 

To give it better context, you can ask the bot to play a role. For example:

“You are a dog bite lawyer. Explain…..”

  1. “I want you to act as….”
  2. “Pretend you are ….”
  3. “You are capable of….”
  4. “Write 16 bars in the style of____” e.g. Megan Thee Stallion (let’s try it!) 

Promt example chat gpt 4

Summarize and Simplify 

Law firms deal with what feels like a mountain of paperwork and ChatGPT can help with that, too. 

  1. Type “tl;dr” (“too long, didn’t read”) at the end of a passage; it will summarize it for you. 
  2. Explain (complex concept/ term/ idea) but do it like ________. For example, “Explain billable hours but do it like Yoda from Star Wars.” This may sound like a complete joke, but….it works!
  3. *Add Link* Write a ____ word description for ______. 

Translate and Simplify 

  1. *copy-paste copy* Translate into e.g. English 
  2. Summarize this article *add link* in 100 words 
  3. Write ____ words in the style of ______ 

Do Keyword Research Like a Pro! 

If you need to find related terms you can do so like this: 

  1. Generate X (10?) keywords for “Accident” 
  2. Generate X (10?) long-tail keywords for “Accident” 
  3. Find keyword ideas for the following text: (Paste Text Here)
  4. Find *LSI keywords for…. 
    • *Latent Semantic Indexing: words related to the main keyword. 
  5. Write a _____ optimized with the keywords terms: ______ 

Do Content and Topic Research 

If you’d like to find topics and FAQs related to a keyword/topic, you can also do that. For example:

  1. “Generate a list of questions on….(dog bite accidents)”
  2. Make _____ appealing for e.g. 20-45 years old 

Solidify Your Business Strategy 

While we do recommend you fact check and as always, use critical thinking you can definitely ideate business ideas using ChatGPT. 

  1. Develop a  [business plan] for our ______ that aligns with [add business goals] and focuses on optimizing [area you want to improve]
  2. Develop a process for [add business idea] for our [add product/service] based on [add market research, idea, link to resource] 
  3. Compare [add value you want to compare] across [e.g. channels, time period] to uncover [e.g. trends, SWOT.]

Tabular Forms and Tables 

    1. Type “Create a tabular form with the following…”. For example: “Create a tabular form with the following legal jargon: 
      • Chapter 11
      • Chapter 13 
      • Chapter 9
        Tubular form example chat gpt 4
    2. To make tables – for instance, with keywords and their corresponding search intent– – try the  following: “Classify the following keywords based on search intent in a table with the first column for keyword and the second for search intent: Add Keywords.” Here’s an example:
      Classify keywords with chatgpt 4

Most of these commands are based on simple, everyday English. You can review this list of examples for more inspiration. 

The Biggest Pro-Tip: What to Do When ChatGPT is Down 

Amidst soaring demand for ChatGPT, occasional crashes may occur but fear not, we’ve got a solution for you! OpenAI’s user-friendly playground offers a ‘dumbed down’ version of ChatGPT which is available at all times

Explore the ChatGPT Playground 


The best way to get started with ChatGPT is to make an account and play around with it. Just remember to always verify the information and make sure it is accurate and up to your legal firm’s standards. 

ChatGPT can be very useful in helping create digital marketing content and copy. If you’re interested in knowing more about legal AI tools, how to incorporate them into your digital assets, and more – we’re here to help