Dear Members:

Have you been putting off hosting that seminar because you don’t know where to start? Overwhelmed with details and not sure how you’ll promote it to your peers?

Host a seminar with AMEC’s support! We’ll reach out to our 14,000+ members and actively advertise and promote your event on our social media platforms. It just couldn’t be easier!

Here are the Guidelines:

  • Any AMEC Member may organize a seminar but should coordinate the subject matter and date with AMEC’s Executive Director to avoid conflicts.
  • The Member is responsible for locating a venue and designating a presenting sponsor (usually a law firm or service provider).
  • The Member will identify and contact potential speakers and panelists.
  • The Member will be responsible for coordinating logistics such as parking (either paid or unpaid), catering, registration check-in, and MCLE credit/certificates.
  • AMEC will split the catering costs with the presenting sponsor.
  • AMEC anticipates that each event will be self-sustaining. However, AMEC will cover any deficit and retain any “profit” for events where expenses exceed revenue.
  • AMEC will actively advertise and promote the seminar. The Member will also be expected to promote and advertise the event through their own mailing list and through their website.
  • The Member will be responsible for “event day” logistics, such as name tags and registration staff.

Reach out to Monique Happy at and she’ll be “happy” to assist!

Drafting Contracts with ChatGPT

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

OpenAI has introduced its artificial intelligence (AI) language model, ChatGPT, to the world. ChatGPT interacts with users in a conversational manner to create human-like text in response to prompts. The use cases of this potentially disruptive technology appear to be limitless as it has the ability to generate text on a wide variety of topics, including contract drafting. Naturally, lawyers and nonlawyers alike are considering whether ChatGPT is useful as a contract drafting tool.

While ChatGPT can certainly generate contracts, its ability to do so effectively and accurately, at this stage, is limited.

First, when using ChatGPT for drafting contracts, it is important to remember the age-old maxim, “you get out what you put in.” The importance of the prompt entered by the user of this service cannot be overstated. Contract drafting always requires a deep understanding of legal concepts and language. While ChatGPT has been trained through machine learning algorithms that analyze vast amounts of text, including legal documents, it lacks the nuanced understanding of legal concepts that lawyers possess. This can lead to errors and inconsistencies in the contracts it generates.

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