December 05, 2019

New ABA book helps lawyers meet the demand for automation

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2019 — Just published by the American Bar Association, Automating Legal Services: Justice through Technology” explains how law firms can realign their services, focus on their strengths and master automation in a new era of unprecedented productivity. Author and analyst Hugh Logue shows how technology can open a larger market for legal services while removing barriers and improving the client experience.

New technologies – such as online document assembly, artificial intelligence and blockchain – will automate legal work that has always been done manually. This new book reveals how, rather than posing a threat to the legal profession, automation will allow lawyers to do more of what they enjoy and access a latent market.

According to a 2016 ABA report, 80% of the civil legal needs of lower-to-middle income individuals in the United States went unmet. Logue details how automation can provide innovative solutions to help those previously unable to navigate the legal system, and how these new technologies will bring more people into legal services. This book will help lawyers understand how to use automation to reduce costs, cut fees and remain profitable, all while making justice more accessible.

Logue is the lead analyst for legal and regulatory technology at Outsell, a Silicon Valley-headquartered research and advisory firm that tracks market performance and trends in the data, information and analytics economy. His clients include the world’s leading legal publishers and legal tech companies.

Title:                       Automating Legal Services: Justice through Technology
Publisher:              ABA Publishing
Pages:                   224
Product Code:       5110831
ISBN:                     9781641055239
Size:                      6 x 9, Paperback and eBook
Price:                     $69.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or ShopABA.org

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Ashley Alfirevic at Ashley.Alfirevic@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Ashley Alfirevic, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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