Article courtesy of Stein Sperling:
Legal challenges can be incredibly stressful, leaving you feeling like you’re in over your head. In today’s world, there are numerous solutions available for any given legal problem. However, navigating this maze of options can make it challenging to determine which path will lead you to the best outcome. The cheapest or easiest solution might seem appealing, but it might not be the best one for you. It’s important to take the time to do your research and find an option that meets all of your needs, not just your budget. Sometimes, the cheapest solution can end up costing you in the long run. Instead, prioritize finding a solution that delivers the best possible results for your unique situation.

Why Shouldn’t I Look to an Online Tool Like ChatGPT?
Recently ChatGPT has been making headlines as the latest and greatest tool for all your needs, including your legal ones. However, before you turn to Attorney AI, let’s take a closer look at whether ChatGPT and similar tools can truly replace the knowledge and experience of a human attorney.
Can A Computer Tell Your Story?
While ChatGPT and other more established online legal tools, such as Legal Zoom, may be able to provide legal references, there is no relationship between an individual and the tool to develop a narrative that truly tells the client’s story in a way that uses the law and the facts of the case. On the other hand, the experienced attorneys at Stein Sperling can provide legal expertise and skillfully craft a compelling argument that accurately represents your best interests.
The Nuances of the Law
Online tools lack insider knowledge about the intricacies of local laws and local courts (including the “unwritten” rules and procedures that may apply to a particular jurisdiction). Our attorneys’ experience in the regional legal systems, over the firm’s 44-year history, makes all the difference, navigating their nuances and optimizing our clients’ chances of success.  ChatGPT pulls an amalgamation of information but is not able to conduct independent legal analysis and is missing out on critical insights.  There is a lot more to litigating a claim than just filing a complaint!
A Human Experience
An actual attorney can provide compassion and understanding that online tools simply cannot. When dealing with emotionally charged legal situations such as divorce, death of a family member or an accident, an attorney can not only provide comfort and guidance, but also have a deeper understanding of the full impact of your situation that an online bot cannot.
Keeping Up On New Laws
Local and even national laws change all the time. ChatGPT has a disclaimer right on the site that its data is limited to information prior to September 2021. It can be very dangerous to use outdated law in any of your legal documents or when heading to court. Stein Sperling’s attorneys keep up to date on new laws and changes to existing laws, and their experience gives them an advantage that an outdated bot would never have.

OK, I’m Convinced I Need a Human Attorney. Now What?
Now that you understand the risks and drawbacks presented by online legal tools, you may be wondering how to go about selecting the right attorney. An attorney’s experience and knowledge in addressing your specific needs is undoubtedly the most important factor. However, equally vital yet often overlooked is not only the individual lawyer but also the law firm with which they are affiliated.
When it comes to hiring an attorney, many individuals fail to consider the importance of a firm’s growth trajectory, local/national reputation, and resources. You want to make sure to have not only your individual attorney behind you, but also a solid team of other attorneys and support staff who can all be working towards your success. Choosing a law firm with strong roots and strategic growth ensures that you will receive consistent and exceptional legal representation. A disruption in legal services can be detrimental to your matter, including challenges such as missed deadlines, financial costs, and the possibility of lost cases.

Why Should I Consider Stein Sperling?
At Stein Sperling, we combine talent, collaboration, industry knowledge, and legal expertise as well as the resources of a well-established team to provide you customized and individualized legal services to fulfill your specific needs. We pride ourselves on a strong attorney-client relationship that is rooted in trust, open communication, and partnership. Our firm is proud of our history of strategic growth, providing an environment where almost all our Principals began as Associate Attorneys who rose to become leaders within the firm and in our region through excellence in both their legal services and commitment to their clients. A growth that’s continuing with the recent hires of seven talented new attorneys so far in 2023. Our commitment to innovation, technology and structure has allowed us to adapt to changes in the legal industry and maintain our relevance in the years to come.

We offer a wide range of legal services that cater to both personal and professional legal needs. As a result, we gain a thorough understanding of your entire legal situation and objectives working as a team to provide you the best outcome. Our firm history and growth in this region provide us good relationships with lawyers, experts, and judges in the courts we practice in.
Stein Sperling’s resilience ensures that the relationship you have built with our firm will continue to serve your needs long into the future.
Stein Sperling
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700
Rockville MD 20852


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