Welcome to JSS Barristers Insights. Here you’ll find a variety of thought-leadership, from concise summaries of regulations to more in-depth analyses of how Rules of Court can affect the courts’ decisions.

Category: Practice Management

Court Directives on Generative AI: Recent Attempts at Balancing Concerns with Ethical Duties and Effective Representation

July 14, 2023

Courts are reacting to the rising use of generative AI, like ChatGPT, in the legal field by issuing usage guidelines. These guidelines aim to mitigate issues such as false information generation but may be imprecise and potentially conflict with lawyers' existing ethical duties. 

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Could Your Retainer Be Voided for Incapacity?

November 16, 2021

In a matter of pure law, Justice Jones developed a new test for voiding a retainer agreement for incapacity in Guardian Law Group v LS.  The matter describes a very unique circumstance that explores what happens when a client is deemed to lack capacity to enter into a retainer agreement ahead of said capacity hearing.

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