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Slaying the Game with Spot-On Legal Prompts

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Using AI in your legal work? Wondering how to get the best out of it? Mastering the art of creating killer prompts is your secret weapon for getting the best out of it. So, let's dive into some pro tips for creating prompts that will make your AI work like a charm.

  1. Get Specific: Your AI isn't a mind reader. So, instead of asking, "What's the deal with contracts?" try asking, "What constitutes a legally valid contract in California?" The more specific you are, the better your AI can help.

  2. Keep it Simple and Clear: Don't bog down your prompts with legal jargon. Keep it clear, easy to understand, and to the point. This way, your AI can understand what you want.

  3. Provide Context: The more relevant info you give your AI, the better. If you're asking about a specific case or legal issue, include things like jurisdiction, date, and parties involved. This helps your AI understand the full picture.

  4. Role-Play: Ask your AI to "act as". For example, asking it to act as a startup tech lawyer can get you info that's tailored to your needs.

  5. Know the Limits: Remember, ChatGPT has a knowledge cutoff of 2021. Anything after that may not be in its database. Also, it can only handle 4096 tokens at a time. If you're dealing with longer texts, you might need to break them up.

  6. Use Examples: Giving examples can help clarify what you want from your AI. This helps it give more relevant answers.

  7. Refine, Refine, Refine: Don't be afraid to tweak your AI's responses. You can ask it to rewrite an answer in plain English, change the tone or make it shorter.

And remember, while AI is cool and everything, it's not perfect. Bear in mind that ChatGPT is only capable of offering information and answers based on its training data.

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