“Dear fellow members of the National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40,
I am honored to serve as the President of this esteemed organization and to be among such a talented and dedicated group of young legal professionals.
As members of the 40 Under 40, we have all been recognized for our exceptional achievements in the field of trial law. We have distinguished ourselves as leaders in our respective communities and have proven ourselves to be some of the best and brightest in the industry.
As we continue to grow and develop in our careers, it is important that we remain committed to the principles that have brought us this far. We must continue to strive for excellence in all that we do, and we must always seek to better ourselves and our profession.
I am confident that with our determination and dedication, we will continue to make a positive impact in the legal field and be a force for change in our communities. I am proud to be a member of this organization and to work alongside each and every one of you. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40.
Sincerely, Riley Beam”
While I believe in these words, they are not mine. The above message was typed using artificial intelligence when I asked the program ChatGPT to “Write a President's Message for the National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40 in 300 words or less. “
We are facing and embracing change, where emerging technology will alter the way we practice law, how and when clients use attorneys, how cases are evaluated, and why advocacy will become a skill that is more important than ever before. That is why The National Trial Lawyers is such an important organization which gives us the opportunity to sharpen our tools to continue to remain relevant and valuable as attorneys.
As a member, and now President of the 40 Under 40, it is my hope that we can all share ideas and connect people with forward-thinking approaches that can be built upon the fundamentals of law that we have learned so far and are still developing.
I am eager and honor to do my best in this role that I can and am looking forward to the opportunity in 2023!