New legal service technologies are premised on the prediction that significant change in the legal industry will be driven by consumers and small businesses, not by lawyers and law firms. It’s a hard notion with which to disagree.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if Siri, the most famous example of artificial intelligence, was deposed in litigation against Apple claiming the technology did not work as advertised?
While “tradition” is a gating factor in the ongoing transformation of the legal industry, in the post-Great Recession legal market of 2013, technology and changing values are rapidly disrupting traditional legal services. This is an exciting moment for legal innovators.
A J.D. degree is not worth what it once was as the legal industry wrestles with unprecedented business changes.
Law is a “life of boring mendacity punctuated by brief moments of sheer terror.”
Psychological issues are part of the dark underbelly of the legal profession, in which suicide ranks second only to dentistry as a cause of professional death.
The official trade rag of the legal industry — a notorious technology backwater for decades — is publicizing the wonders of the Internet social networking phenomenon Twitter.