In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), ChatGPT has emerged as a powerful language model capable of understanding and generating human-like text. While its capabilities are impressive, (I used it to write the opening sentence and title), I don't believe that it will be replacing legal professionals.
It used to be that a lawyer was a prominent position held in our society. They were the gatekeepers of certain knowledge and procedures that could help a client. This is because their high-level education, oration, access to resources and ability to navigate such resources allowed people to use a lawyer to accomplish their goals: obtain a license, start a business, argue a lawsuit, write a will and so on. Today, precedents, case law and forms are readily available using publicly available software and in some cases for free to anyone who can look.