Might First Year Law Firm Associates Eventually Be Replaced By Robots?

By | November 3, 2015

Would law firms ever consider using artificial intelligence (AI) capable robots to replace first year associates?

And if not associates, how about some other ‘timekeeper’ within a firm?

In its annual “Law Firms in Transition” survey of 320 large law firm managing partners, legal consulting firm Altman Weil found that 35% of the participants questioned would, among other things, be willing to at least explore the potential for doing that exact thing!

But the survey found that paralegals should be even more concerned than potential first year associates, as 47% of respondents said that they would consider replacing them as well.

What else did the survey results show concerning AI and law firm staffing?

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Michael Haltman is President of Hallmark Abstract Service in New York.

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