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Artificial Intelligence

Frederick Shelton's most recent publication on ChatGPT and legal AI: 

For Law, Chat GPT Was Just the Beginning: The Tidal Wave of AI Coming at the Legal Profession, Part 1


Generative Artificial Intelligence

Shelton Steele is excited to introduce our latest innovation - the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help analyze the best fit for our candidates and targets for acquisition.


Our CEO has been published on AI and the Law since 2019 and specifically on generative AI like Chat GPT, Bard, Bing etc. since February of 2023. He is also well-versed in legal specific AI and is currently writing on the various platforms that can do doc review, generate and evaluate contracts, write initial patent applications and more.


As a reflection of our corporate philosophy, we initially use A.I. to help determine which firm(s) will offer the greatest possibility of success for the candidate or acquired firm, in both the short and long term.

Analysis for Candidates and Targets for Acquisition


We input a variety of factors into our generative AI algorithm, including hourly rates, support and strength in key practice areas, geographic footprint, remote working options, PPP’s, cost of practice, use of tech and AI by client firms and more. The algorithm then crunches the data and provides us with a short list (usually 3 or less) of law firms that are best suited for a particular candidate.


Predictive Analysis


We then use effective prompt engineering to create a Predictive Analysis of factors that may create challenges, as well as what can help integrate the attorney or firm, and what can accelerate the success of the placement or merger. 

Finally, we memorialize all of the data, as well as the results of the placement or merger, for future input into the AI platform, to help it learn from real life results.

Of course, the final Analysis & Recommendations are prepared by our seasoned professionals because in the end, there is no substitute for personal interaction and experience.


Analysis & Recommendations for Clients


Once we have determined which firm(s) is the best potential fit for the candidate or target for acquisition, we take similar steps for our clients. Clients will receive a Predictive Analysis outlining what factors could impede the successful hire and integration of an attorney or acquired firm, and how to best proceed in order to accelerate the success and profitability of the lateral acquisition.


Our AI platform is constantly evolving and learning, which means that it will only get better over time.

Our professionals strongly believe that this technology has the potential to revolutionize the legal recruitment industry, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this exciting new development.




We use the following precautions we employ when using generative AI.


  1. All prompts are highly redacted so that no confidential information is ever at risk. Names, employers, clients and other specifics are never used by our prompt engineers.

  2. While AI may find thousands of useful data points, we know it is not infallible. We ensure that human eyes will identify and correct anything about which the AI might make an error, due to nuance, lack of data etc.



At Shelton Steele, we believe that the key to successful recruitment is finding the perfect match between employer and candidate. Our AI platform is just one of the many tools that we use to make this happen. Whether you are a candidate looking for your next opportunity or an employer seeking the perfect hire, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how our innovative approach to legal recruitment can benefit you.

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