with more than 7,000 lawyers, established an innovation and venture arm, Nextlaw Labs, in 2015. 19, 2016 The Promise of Artificial Intelligence Unfolds in Small Steps Feb. March 19, 2017, impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valleys next victim. Last month, Baker McKenzie set up an innovation committee of senior partners to track emerging legal technology and set strategy.
Levy studied the automation threat to the work of lawyers at large law firms. Yoon uses software tools like Lex Machina and Ravel Law to guide litigation strategy in his patent cases. More than 280 legal technology start-ups have raised 757 million since 2012, according to the research firm CB Insights. Order Reprints Todays Paper Subscribe Related Coverage A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Yet other lawyers tasks, like advising clients, writing legal briefs, negotiating and appearing in court, seem beyond the reach of computerization, for a while. For the time being, experience like mine is something people are willing to pay for,. McKinsey Global Institute found that while nearly half of all tasks could be automated with current technology, only 5 percent of jobs could be entirely automated. Type in a legal question and Ross replies a day later with a few paragraphs summarizing the answer and a two-page explanatory memo. Technology unlocked the routine task of sifting through documents, looking for relevant passages. These programs pore through court decisions and filing data to make profiles and predictions about judges and lawyers. The clever software, he said, is changing how decisions are made, and its changing the profession. Dana Remus, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and.
A version of this article appears in print on, on Page B1 of the New York edition with the headline: I, Robot, Esq? Salazar has been particularly impressed by a legal memo service that Ross is developing. Ovbiagele said, We are a long way from there at this point. Where the technology is going to be in three to five years is the really interesting question, said Ben Allgrove, a partner at Baker McKenzie, a firm with 4,600 lawyers. Corporate clients often are no longer willing to pay high hourly rates to law firms for junior lawyers to do routine work.