Robot Lawyer Technology: Once You See Its Power You Will Know

By April 9, 2019 Business Law, News

Robot Lawyer Engines Are Resourceful

There are a few due robot lawyer diligence engines that I like to use or find promising. Engines like Lex Machina, LexisNexis, and West Law are excellent. They are great at assisting a lawyer with conducting due diligence. They also assist with analyzing the results of that due diligence.

Those three service providers have evolved a lot to assist. The one service provider that is excellent and is also underrated is Bloomberg Law. They have an excellent platform that utilizes AI quite a bit that benefits the lawyer. It benefits the firm quite a bit, but it also benefits the client considerably. The client should have an idea of what’s happening in the legal world on AI. Then the client can ask these questions when interviewing a prospective attorney. They should find out whether they have tools in place to modernize operations well. They would want to know if the attorney can use these tools in a more robust way that maximizes their value.

Current Developments in Robot Attorneys

So far, AI has changed the way we as lawyers conduct legal research. It’s helped quite a bit. Whether it’s through segregating data, voluminous opinions for example. Or if you’re searching for legal precedent in a particular area or a case. Having said that, AI still has a long way to go, as it does in the rest of the world. Also, there are discussions about having software programs replace judges. This even includes trials to the effect of specific cases. There may be cases where that’s appropriate.

Robot LawyerThat area of development is coming. It’s going to help our society in the long run. There will be growing pains associated with that. But it’s going to revolutionize the legal system. Cases will have an efficient flow through the system that can still be as fair and just as possible.

Robot Lawyers are a fascinating topic. IBM has a robot lawyer named Ross. Also, there are other robot lawyers out there as well. The analytics behind those robot lawyers are fascinating. AI is a tremendous companion to the legal industry. It assists lawyers in giving good advice to their clients. It gives good data to clients to make decisions.

The Human Component Will Stay

The human component is what drives this. The question becomes, what do you do with that data as a decision maker, as a client. Also, what do you do with that data as a lawyer, and how do you use that data in a way that makes sense for the client? What’s the appropriate time to ignore that data? The human component of the law will not ever go away. The ultimate decision making has to come from the client and from the lawyer. And AI should never denigrate that relationship. AI offers a compliment to it.

Ismail Amin

Author Ismail Amin

Ismail’s legal experience encompasses serving Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized privately held companies, and entrepreneurs. He presently serves as Corporate and Litigation Counsel to large and mid-sized businesses throughout California, Nevada, and Texas, as well as General and Personal Counsel to high-profile hospitality operators in California and Nevada. Ismail’s practice emphasizes Business and Intellectual Property matters, with a focus on healthcare, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and hospitality. Ismail has counseled the firm’s healthcare provider clients in acquiring or selling assets while maximizing return and minimizing risk. He has helped clients acquire or sell over $1 billion worth of healthcare-related assets, including hospitals.

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