Advanced AI Prompting for In-House Legal - 201


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8 Days


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Dive deep on AI to make you a better, faster in-house counsel. Requires 101 knowledge or familiarity with AI.

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Course overview

Unlock Gen AI and GPT for legal and in-house excellence.

OpenAI's GPT passes the NY bar exam at the 90th percentile. BCG consultants using ChatGPT finished 12% more tasks, 25.1% faster, at 40% higher quality. In closed tests, LLMs outperform human contract reviewers, 77x faster at 0.03% the price. In other words, AI is really good now.

But you how AI works best? With you, the in-house lawyer.

When prompted well, AI will make you and your legal team better, faster, and more effective. Once you know understand AI and how to prompt, you'll wish you'd had AI for your legal work for years.

"Gen AI & Prompting for In-House Lawyers" will give you a practical, transformative experience on actual AI prompting and legal tasks with AI. You'll get your hands dirty with the tool, with an experienced GC and AI expert there to help and push you with practical tips and tricks.

I promise: you'll be shocked at AI's legal outputs for you, day in, day out. You'll be using it for everything from answering Slacks, to drafting new form agreements, to policies and wikis, to ideating and brainstorming on gnarly judgement calls. You'll earn the coveted "lawyer who gets it" and "wow, you're fast" praise, while giving high quality legal advice you, your clients, your board, and your regulators can feel good about.

Who is this course for?


In-house lawyers curious how to best use AI but unsure how to get started.


Counsel who want to use AI but worry if it's effective and ethical, or who haven't been getting the results they want from off-the-shelf AI.


Legal team members (managers, legal ops, interns, contracts folks, paralegal) who want to up their AI game or help their teams do so.

What you’ll get out of this course

Understand LLMs and GPT so you can prompt them effectively and get great results.

Get a clear overview from Cecilia of how generative AI and GPT work through examples, a clear metaphor, and enough technical info to make sense. We'll get into why and how crafting prompts with context will increase effectiveness and reduce hallucination.

Learn and practice a proven prompting method for legal use cases.

We'll cover the "Company-Context-Task" method -- a clear, repeatable prompting framework that yields more comprehensive and tailored answers and work product for legal and compliance tasks. You'll get a main template and 3-4 templates by practice area.

Get the tools to create a custom prompt library you can use again and again.

You'll leave the class with a base prompts that work well for common in-house workflows. We'll go through specific samples by legal area of law (e.g. corporate, employment, privacy, and IP). Get templates you and anyone on your team can apply.

Bonus: additional session

Class attendees get access to a private session with GC AI, currently in invite-only private beta.

This course includes

2 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

4 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

1 project to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Feb 2—Feb 4

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Feb


      Class 1 - Intro, Working with GPT, Base Prompt, GPT for Summaries

      Fri, Feb 2, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC


    • Why AI now? Is it good for Lawyers? Models & Confidentiality.

    • How to think about gen AI: the intern metaphor

    • Base Prompting Framework - #Company, #Context, #Task, [#Document]

    • Few Shot Prompting & Iterating with AI

  • Week 2

    Feb 5—Feb 9

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Feb


      Class 2 - AI Prompting - Prompts by Area of Law; Practice

      Fri, Feb 9, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UTC


    • Easy Task Prompts - Summarizing, Changing Formats, Drafting

    • Task Prompts by Area of Law


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What students are saying

People are saying ...

        "As one of the generative AI industry’s first GCs, Cecilia understands both the technical and legal aspects of the field inside and out."
Cathleen Hartge

Cathleen Hartge

General Counsel, Runway (Video AI)
        An AI tour-de-force .. the slides ... along with the many actual demos in ChatGPT you showed, were amazing. I can’t wait to try so many of the prompts you suggested. Also great to have so many people asking great questions and contributing helpful info."
Janet McNicholas

Janet McNicholas

CLO, pharmaceutical company; former Jones Day and K&L Gates partner
        YOU ARE MY HERO OF THE DAY! Not only did you hold my hand to lead me into the dark water to teach me how to use that daunting platform, but you also equipped me with keys to make it work. I’m getting crushed under the weight of a huge and time-sensitive project and was just now able to use ChatGPT to help me draft a key guidance piece. THANK YOU."
GC, 1000+ person consulting firm

GC, 1000+ person consulting firm

        I participated in your AI session - so glad that I did! I've dabbled a little with ChatGPT, but feel like I got a great crash course with [you]. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this amazing presentation together, sharing your knowledge, and your enthusiasm." [Photo: AI]
Fractional General Counsel

Fractional General Counsel

Ex-GC of public company
        Fantastic! So helpful and so well done. I agree with you that legal is one of the most promising vertical pillars for AI use." [Photo: AI]
Product Counsel, Meta

Product Counsel, Meta

        Today was amazing. You're really super helpful and clear about leveraging best practices on prompt engineering. I can't thank you enough!
GC, Venture-Backed Software & Testing Company

GC, Venture-Backed Software & Testing Company

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Meet your instructor

Cecilia Ziniti

Cecilia Ziniti

3X General Counsel; AI Expert; Ex-Amazon, Ex-BigLaw

Cecilia Ziniti is the founder and CEO of an AI startup and a three-time Silicon Valley general counsel. As a founding lawyer on Alexa and former product manager, Cecilia combines years of cutting edge AI experience with top tier legal experience from Morrison & Foerster and Amazon.

Cecilia has been a longtime member of WGCN and TechGC. She has served as a fellow of Berkeley Law School and taught a law and business class at Stanford.

Cecilia has supported the development and scale of dozens of iconic tech products with billions of global users. She founded and runs Ziniti Law PC, which provides legal services to technology companies and startups. She's passionate about AI and helping other lawyers be more awesome.

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Course Schedule

Two 90-minute classes, a week apart
  • Class 1 - Live

    11-12:30 PST

    First class. ChatGPT basics, prompt crafting overview, the "Company-Context-Task" framework, and iterating with ChatGPT. Exercises: (1) company description and (2) sample prompts - summarizing content.

  • Class 2 - Live, a week after Class 1

    11-12:30 PST

    Second class. Review assignment (best prompt of the week). ChatGPT for compliance tasks, contract review, privacy/IP, litigation, forms. Exercises: (a) drafting a form agreement, (b) drafting a checklist, (c) preparing a Slack/email on your behalf.

  • Assignments (Anytime - optional but Recommended)

    0-1 hour

    You'll work on prompting outside of class. The assignments will ask you to share your favorites of the week.

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