In light of the pandemic’s long-term impacts on industries worldwide, staying up to date on legal technology trends is more important than ever. Law firms can improve their professional development opportunities and make their organizations more inclusive with the help of technology.
Artificial intelligence can reduce the time lawyers spend on repetitive administrative tasks. While legal documents remain an industry staple, firms and internal legal departments need solutions that help them streamline business operations. For example, law firms use chatbots to automate responses to questions about billing or as part of their marketing strategies.
Artificial Intelligence-powered solutions actively review available caselaw, highlighting the ones most applicable to the attorney or paralegal’s search. They provide summaries and context, reducing the time people spend looking for the right case law to support their argument.
Another major trend in the legal industry is adoption of cloud-native solutions. The use of cloud-native solutions needs a management system to manage these new digital files. Most firms and legal departments prefer technologies that facilitate document creation, sharing, and completion.
One of the significant steps in legal technology is the use of eSignatures by law firms. eSignatures enable remote, binding document signing as part of the document lifecycle in the legal industry. It also makes the business more cost-effective by reducing traditional costs like paper and postage.
Hybrid work environments are becoming prevalent with the advances in legal technology. The importance of increasing cognitive diversity and minimizing the gap between professionals with knowledge of legal matters and those with legal tech expertise becomes increasingly evident.
This edition aims to provide readers with insights into the current legal technology space and the technological advances powering them.
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