How is the legal sector utilising AI?

Where the manufacturing sector is utilising AI in their factories, lawyers are making the most of what AI can do to various different processes internally and externally.

Contracting

One of the many benefits that AI is bringing to the legal industry is the ability to make and scan contracts faster and more efficiently. Instead of spending hours on end rewriting contracts to suit client’s needs, AI can create bespoke contracts in just a fraction of that time simply by the law professional filling out a small form online rather than manually typing each page out themselves.

It doesn’t just stop there; AI can also help scan over distributed contracts in order to Find a missing clause or an additional one which could be pertinent for an individual case or situation. This process allows proof-reading to be fast-tracked, by using technology readily available, you can ensure high-quality documents which have been thoroughly checked.

Research

Remember all of those hours you would be spending in the law library, flicking through volumes and volumes of past research just to find one needle in a haystack? Well, those days are over, with the helpful hand of AI, big online legal research is being made more efficient via improved algorithms and capabilities on various websites.

AI has potentially moved even further with helping research specific law cases. It also has the ability to assist lawyers in active cases, by looking as previous cases which have similarities to an ongoing situation and providing them with various outcomes and useful tactics.

Chatbots

Chatbots are without a doubt useful to allowing public access to basic legal assistance such as appealing fines and general legal advice. This form of AI is therefore increasing the speed to which anyone can obtain legal help. It’s possible that a business could form fully-legitimate legal documentation without the need to consult directly with a lawyer.

Management

The biggest change to the legal industry is going to be the way in which firms can use the technology internally for different forms of management. For example, task management will be able to be reviewed using AI to see how much time an individual is spending on a specific client. This form of AI allows firms to have access to an accurate overview of time spent creating invoices based on the data collected. Which is another way to streamline administrative tasks.

There are so many ways in which AI is currently revolutionising the legal community, but it hasn’t stopped yet. Each day, new ways to use AI in order to assist everyday processes are becoming known or and firms are jumping on board to make the most of it. This once highly traditional industry is taking not just a big step, but a leap into technology and it seems to be working for them.

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