Human life is controlled by forces that are sometimes out of our power domain. Hence, more often than not, we have had no option but to adapt to whatever comes our way. Being reactive from a more general standpoint isn’t an issue, but always being a step behind leaves a lot to be desired. To counter this, we have zeroed upon technology as our primary weapon. However, it will be an insult to say that all technology does is keeping us a step ahead. There is so much more to it. Our biggest moment of growth coincided with the time technology was gaining ground, which itself ends up revealing a lot. What started as an exclusive luxury has now turned into a centerpiece of all of our core sectors, driving exponential growth and opening up newer pathways to success. This has been made possible largely by technology’s openness to become better and more inclusive. For instance, many of the technological trends that are dominating today didn’t even exist a few years ago. This creates an interesting scenario, as we have all the reasons to get excited about what might be in store for us. The flashes of it are already showing up, with the latest one appearing within the legal sector.
The legal profession has long carried an image of being highly exhausting. With all the lengthy proceedings mandated by the authority, it becomes tricky for the people in this sphere to find any inroads to make their work easier. However, that looks to set to change now. Artificial intelligence has long been viewed as an attractive prospect by the legalist community, and finally moves are being made to integrate it into the operations. Over the recent past, AI is becoming increasingly present within the legal offices. At the moment, the lawyers and legal clerks are entrusting it with tasks like contract-review in their attempt to save time.
Considering legal profession demands a lot of theorizing in abstract terms, AI’s function within the sector remains limited for now. As per the numbers crunched by McKinsey on the basis of certain projections, an estimated 22% of a lawyer’s job and 35% of a legal clerical job can be fully automated. Apart from extensive contract reviewing, the current AI setup comes in handy for scanning documents, looking for humane-defined criteria and patterns in data, and also adjudging which assignments are most suitable for you to undertake.