November 01, 2017

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Legal Practice

By Gary E. Marchant

The alarming headlines and predictions of artificial intelligence (AI) replacing lawyers have no doubt created discomfort for many attorneys already anxious about the future of their profession: “Rise of the Robolawyers.” “Here Come the Robot Lawyers.” “Why Hire a Lawyer? Machines Are Cheaper.” “Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software.” “Law Firm Bosses Envision Watson-Type Computers Replacing Young Lawyers.” “Why Lawyers and Other Industries Will Become Obsolete. You Should Stop Practicing Law Now and Find Another Profession.” And so on.

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