CEMS Hybrid Luncheon – Ethical Considerations in Writing Appellate Briefs with Use of AI – 11/14

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Ethical Considerations in Writing Appellate Briefs: The Usual Suspects and the Emerging Complications Presented by the Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence

Judge Jerry N. Jones, Colorado Court of Appeals

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 11:45am-1pm

Hybrid Format – In person and virtual

CEMS has received one (1) ethics CLE credit for this presentation

CEMS 2023 November Luncheon Presentation notes


This program will cover ethical issues that arise in the context of briefing in cases on appeal. These issues are not entirely unique to cases on appeal and also frequently arise in the context of briefing in the trial courts. Such issues include competence to represent a party on appeal, including technological competence; diligence; communication with the client; proper presentation of arguments; candor toward the court; and decorum. The presentation will also cover ethical concerns raised by the rapidly increasing and evolving use of generative artificial intelligence (AI), such as ChatGPT, in drafting briefs. Such use of AI raises many of the ethical concerns common to the preparation of appellate briefs, but in different ways than such concerns ordinarily arise. We will also explore how courts around the country, including those in Colorado, are addressing these concerns.

Judge Jerry N. Jones has served on the Colorado Court of Appeals since 2006. Before that he was Chief of the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, an attorney with Moye White LLP in Denver, a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and a judicial clerk to Justice George Lohr of the Colorado Supreme Court. He graduated from Arizona State University and obtained his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Judge Jones has served on several bar association and judicial committees. He currently chairs the Colorado Supreme Court’s Civil Rules Committee.

In Person Location:  Davis Graham and Stubbs, LLP will be hosting CEMS. DGS is located at 1550 17th Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202. Parking validation is not available. 

Go to Webinar – Registration HERE (virtual attendance only). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing detailed information about joining the webinar. If you lose your registration or confirmation, or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact CEMS via email admin@coems.org.

In Person Registration:

BYO Box Lunch and Attend for Free – Registration with email to admin@coems.org



Sponsorship: CEMS accepts sponsorships to defer expenses associated with its webinar series. Information about sponsorship can be found here: Sponsorship Program

Notice: CEMS would like to thank Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP for the use of meeting space and would like to emphasize that the use of Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP space does not constitute endorsement of CEMS, sponsors of CEMS functions, or the content of CEMS workshops or meetings.

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