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Carl Heckert on Ethics and Use of ChatGPT

Carl Heckert
Carl W. Heckert – Family Law

Attorney Carl W. Heckert spoke at a seminar with the Delaware Family Melson Arsht Inns of Court on October 10, 2023.  He was one of several speakers on a panel of attorneys with Judge Felice Kerr of Family Court concerning ethics and the use of ChatGPT.  The panel reviewed two cases of attorneys using ChatGPT and not verifying the “hallucinations” of ChatGPT fabricating case law to support a position.

A life-long Delaware resident with more than 25 years of experience practicing family law in Delaware, Heckert’s practice includes both litigating and mediating divorce. In 2019, he became a Certified Family Law Mediator in Delaware following the state’s inaugural certification program by the Family Court of the State of Delaware as well as the Delaware State Bar Association. A certified Delaware family law mediator is a neutral third party who is charged with preserving confidentiality while helping couples resolve issues more creatively and amicably than they can in court, including custody, visitation, child support, property division and alimony.

Heckert is a member of the Family Law department at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC. He has led Continuing Legal Education courses in family law matters including custody, protection from abuse and representing an unwilling minor as a guardian-ad-litem. He is a member of the Delaware Bar Association and the Melson-Arsht Inn of Court. He received his law degree from Widener University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.

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