Bloomberg Law
Jan. 22, 2019, 9:56 AM

Artificial Intelligence Creeps Into Big Law, Endangers Some Jobs

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Lawyers once feared that hordes of robot associates would storm law firm gates in an unrelenting march to replace them.

That’s not happening—at least not yet. But artificial intelligence has already arrived in Big Law, changing the way many attorneys and administrators work and increasing the worry about potential job losses.

Major law firms are preparing to incorporate AI at a speedier pace than ever before in 2019, as the anticipated industrialization of legal services picks up steam. Client pressures have been mounting on law firms—often slow technology adopters—to address concerns that old tech is keeping bills unnecessarily high. Clients ...

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