Category Archives: Information Management

Artificial Confusion: AI Will Create More Legal Jobs – Not Take Them Away

In the future, AI has the power to reduce legal costs and change law firm business models.

As the CEO of an artificial intelligence legal technology company, the most common question I’m asked – often, nervously – is whether technology will replace lawyers. The fear is understandable. Computers have “learned” how to assist in tasks that used to be attorneys’ jobs, like due diligence, eDiscovery, and legal research, to name just a few. After enough tasks are taken away, what will be left for attorneys to do? Read More……..


Seven Benefits of Artificial Intelligence for Law Firms

by Avaneesh Marwaha, July 13, 2017 issue of Law and Technology Today

Have you heard the buzz? Artificial intelligence is taking the legal world by storm—and lawyers are embracing the change, despite their traditional resistance to technology.

In today’s world, data is growing explosively. While that massive store of data contains correspondingly voluminous and useful information—especially for the practice of law—it also takes massive time to analyze. And then there’s the monotony, boredom, and frustration felt by humans who are trying to plow through a Sisyphean task, and the ever-increasing need for speed in response to client, court, and regulatory agency demands. Together, these challenges add up to a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to maintaining a smart, functional legal practice—at least for mere mortals who occasionally have to stop to eat and sleep.

Thankfully, computers are evolving just as quickly as the data boom, and they’re here to save us from ourselves. Artificial intelligence, or AI, refers to computer software and systems that don’t just do tasks they’ve been programmed for in advance—they actually learn as they go, improving their performance through feedback. These programs can quickly learn to complete data-intensive tasks that were previously relegated to bored and weary humans. By recognizing patterns in the relationships between words or data points, computers learn how to identify relevant information, recognize mistakes, and spot inconsistencies—all faster, and usually better, than humans do.

What does all this mean for lawyers? The primary areas where AI is being applied in the law, so far, include the following broad categories: …………………………….Read More


by: Gary Fiebert, Partner, Smock Law Firm Consultants

You cannot pick up a copy of any business or law related publication (either in print or on your laptop) that does not contain one or more articles espousing the use of digitization applications to enhance productivity and profitability. As law firms seek to play catch-up to their clients and, at the same time, improve their own profitability, they are seeking more and more ways to streamline their internal operations and the external practice of law. Law firms are looking towards enhancing their operational work flows read the full article here….

Artificial intelligence disrupting the business of law

Firms are recognising that failure to invest in technology will hinder ability to compete in today’s legal market

Its traditional aversion to risk has meant the legal profession has not been in the vanguard of new technology. But it is seen as ripe for disruption — a view that is based not least on pressure from tech-savvy corporate clients questioning the size of their legal bills and wanting to reduce risk.  Read the Full Article