Taft Partners With Skillburst to Develop Innovative Training Content on Generative AI 

Taft is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Skillburst Interactive to develop an innovative training series covering generative artificial intelligence (AI), specifically for lawyers and other professionals.
With the rise of generative AI being used across industries, Taft participated in a first-of-its-kind legal consortium, working with Skillburst, other leading law firms, and technology experts to create training content that prioritizes the safe and ethical use of generative AI in the practice of law. The interactive programming will include fundamental training related to privacy and security concerns, implications of data bias, ethical considerations, liability and accountability, and the essential skills for collaborative interdisciplinary work with data scientists and IT professionals.

“We want to embrace generative AI in a responsible and thoughtful way,” said Lyndsay Capeder, chief client and innovation officer at Taft. “Working within this consortium aligns with Taft’s holistic and collaborative innovation strategy and enables us to help pioneer a standard for utilizing generative AI in the most effective way that prioritizes protecting our clients and our firm.” 

“The need for this content is crucial as the legal landscape continues to evolve with new technologies available to us. This valuable resource will equip Taft attorneys, paralegals, and other professional staff with the education and training we need to continue our commitment to being the modern law firm and legacy of exemplary client service,” said Robert J. Hicks, Taft’s chairman and managing partner. 

 About SkillBurst Interactive - SkillBurst Interactive has served as an innovator in online learning for law firms for over a decade. The company supports the most respected names across the global legal industry as well as its corporate and public-sector clients in its quest to deliver sophisticated learning experiences through the use of leading-edge technology. SkillBurst is known for partnering with forward-thinking law firms to develop in-demand training experiences for this evolving on-demand world. It has done so with a variety of customizable content libraries for lawyers and staff, a cutting-edge platform for firms to deliver online training to their clients, as well as custom-developed courses to meet each firm’s unique training needs. The company’s ability to successfully take complex topics and make them engaging and understandable, via itsinteractive SkillBurst® approach, has become recognized and valued throughout the legal community.

About Taft  - As The Modern Law Firm, Taft is fully committed to delivering the highest level of service to today’s organizations. The firm operates under a non-headquartered model, with offices across eight primary Midwest markets and the District of Columbia — 850 attorneys strong. The legal performance of Taft attorneys is recognized nationally by peers and industry colleagues, with inclusion in the Am Law 100, Chambers USA, U.S. News Media Group Best Law Firms ranking, Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers, and more. Taft continues on a trajectory of strategic growth, including two major mergers in the last three years and continuous expansion in legacy markets.

For over 135 years, Taft has maintained an outstanding legacy, devoted to serving our clients and their evolving needs. Today, Taft is keeping that commitment and discovering new ways to think forward as the Modern Law Firm.