Emerging technologies are reshaping how we work across many industries. One area in which modernization such as this has remarkable potential is in the legal industry. With the ability to drastically improve workflows and increase productivity, all while staying within strict budgetary constraints, leading-edge tech has the power to radically disrupt this long-standing line of work. Because of this, reports show there are plans to increase technology spending by 84% of surveyed legal departments.
What does this technology entail? There are several different types, and they all possess their own unique means of modifying legal services in a variety of ways. Below, we’ll briefly go over a few developing technologies and how they’re changing the legal industry for the better.
First and foremost, there’s automation. As arguably the top technology trend in this industry — as well as many others — automation is quickly becoming instrumental since it streamlines the mundane and routine tasks required in legal work. In fact, it’s already being used for document review, legal research, e-discovery and many other document-related processes. Utilizing such document automation tools can increase matter accuracy and enhance secure data sharing. This gives legal professionals more time to spend with clients and work on high-value tasks, instead of the tedious manual processes of document drafting.
That being said, there is still so much to achieve as the technology develops and extends to other aspects of the practice. Many are looking forward and seeing how vital administration tasks and workflows might be better analyzed, organized and carried out in the near future.
Another incredibly valuable tool is specialized CRM software. With industry-specific programming, CRMs offer firms specialized tools for improving the business as well as handling legal matters. For instance, the right software can provide more secure data tracking and document retrieval. It can also enhance case management through intuitive solutions carefully tailored to facilitate the daily demands of legal professionals. All this leads to improved organization, increased productivity and stronger client relationships.
Last, but not least, there’s the incredibly exciting prospect of artificial intelligence, or AI. Although it has not reached the point in development where it can take over all the tasks law firms must carry out, AI is rapidly approaching that stage. Soon, lawyers, judges, administrative assistants and everyone else involved will be able to benefit from AI’s emerging abilities. From predictive modeling to advanced algorithms capable of detecting anomalies within investigations and therefore mitigating risk, there is a lot in store in the realm of AI and its implementation in the legal industry.
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