Technology will claim the work of senior lawyers, consultants warn

Nicola Stott, global managing director of Exigent Group and Jarred Hardman from Crowd & Co. Ms Stott said Exigent’s platform was “helping inhouse counsel transform from cost centres to profit contributors”. Jessica Hromas So far technology has only claimed the jobs of junior lawyers, but consultants now warn that law firms have little more than five years before artificial intelligence starts hitting the work of senior lawyers and partners. “Many are underestimating the rapid pace of advances in artificial intelligence. Some law firms are sleepwalking towards a disaster,” Ted Dwyer of Dwyer Consulting said. “Particularly those with growth strategies premised on increasing head count.” It comes as DLA Piper announced it adopted Kira Systems to implement an artificial intelligence tool for document review during the due diligence process for mergers…


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