Notice to the legal community and the public - Maintaining the integrity of submissions before the Court when using large language models

The legal references contained in written submissions sent to judges raise significant concerns about the potential creation of legal authorities through large language models (LLMs)1.The engagement of all participants in court activities must be aimed at strengthening the integrity and credibility of legal proceedings.

The Court of Québec invites practitioners and litigants to exercise caution when referring to legal authorities or analyses derived from LLMs in their submissions.

Notice to the legal community and the public

The term “large language model” refers to a type of artificial intelligence (AI) system capable of processing and generating human-like text using large amounts of learning data.