Lawyers given lesson in how to show their soft side as they face robot competition

Lawyers have been given a lesson in how to show their emotional side amid rising concerns about robot competition. Fifty solicitors from Vario, the legal resourcing branch of international law firm Pinsent Masons, tonight completed emotional intelligence training in a bid to “polish up their human skills”.   The one-hour course, held in London, included information on how to create the right impression, build relationships and fit in, as well as interactive workshops on how to build a “personal brand”. We’re in an almost futuristic age where human lawyers will soon have to start seriously considering how to differentiate themselves from these new robot competitorsMatthew Kay The course comes after BakerHostetler, a US company, hired a robot lawyer called ROSS to help with the firm’s bankruptcy practice. ROSS can read, process language…


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