While the development of A.I is transforming almost all sectors in the world, the field of law also stands to benefit from the technology. Law firms have embraced innovation by leveraging technology. A.I lead to the improvement of legal services. On the other hand, it increases efficiency and contributes to the reduction of operational costs. A.I can do most of the research work. Additionally, its light speed computation enables it to sift through data and retrieve the required information much faster than any human. As a result, lawyers have ample time to deal with matters requiring human interaction and critical thinking. Such issues left to the lawyers include making court appearances, defining strategies, and negotiating deals.
Besides that, A.I has proved useful in document review. It aids in conducting due diligence before mergers. On the other hand, it has found use in analyzing contracts. While doing research, it’s known that people can make errors. A.I improve the efficiency and increases the accuracy of the analysis with almost 100 percent certainty. Incredibly, A.I can sift through a judge’s rulings and come up with the probability of ruling for, or against a particular motion. While it comes to offer accuracy, speed, and improve efficiency, A.I cannot replace lawyers. Instead, it may create additional job opportunities for the technologists. As a result, we expect to see a co-existence of lawyers and technologists. Embracing the technology means that lawyers can get precise and factual information within a short time.
However, while the technological tools bring efficiency and speed to the workplace, David Johnson (J.D ’89) says that we should approach them will a little bit of skepticism. There are several instances that A.I have produced wrong results. On the other hand, researchers warn that our ability to think critically and conduct analysis is on the decline due to the adoption of AI. While it may free us from the hideous amount of work, it contributes to laxity and a lack of imagination.