Why is it so hard for the Law Industry to adopt Artificial Intelligence?

Nowadays, lawyers spend a vast majority of their time fiddling through clients’ documentation and data. The data available in today’s time is unfathomable. Considering the current climate and the extent of globalization, the attention to detail required is mentally taxing. However, Pakistani lawyers and in general the law industry is reluctant to change their ways as traditional methods have guaranteed profitability and a constant source of revenue.

The law industry is arrogant, in a way. Where other industries have quickly tried to adopt Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their operations and strategic decision-making calls, the law Industry is taking its time. Casebook aims to eliminate the hurdles that stand between the Industry and AI by ensuring law firms about privacy and security, ease of use, and efficiency. Big data is a new concept which startups are adopting but traditional bigger institutions won’t budge from their ways. Although, as times passes by and AI for attorney’s becomes more necessary, it will have to be adopted sooner or later.

With the help of Casebook, lawyers in Pakistan can translate documentation and analyses to Urdu with just a click. This facility will be a breakthrough for local lawyers who may struggle with complicated vocabulary or, just understand better in their native tongue. Casebook eliminates the hassle of spending weeks and months of collecting and organizing data/files manually. These processes can be carried out within days or even less than that with casebook. AI and law seem to be a match made in heaven. At Casebook, we’ve developed Intelli-Contract which will allow lawyers to draft new contracts or drive negotiations with their counterparts. Due to the vast use of Microsoft Office in Pakistan, we’ve offered support with Microsoft Word too in our program. This ensures that nothing important in terms of clauses or points within contracts is missed upon inspection.

AI can also help lawyers in spotting inconsistencies in contracts from previous scans and risk-analysis it has carried out. This is a special tool for inexperienced lawyers who are maybe interning or even for paralegals. This is done through the help of unsupervised and supervised machine learning. Unsupervised machine learning deals in unlabeled data and Casebook provides the facility of formulating those results in the form of 3D visualizations. More importantly, everything will be based on factual information and data, which nobody can argue with.

An ‘AI Lawyer’ doesn’t exactly exist. However, Casebook provides an impressive tool for litigators. Intelli-Search, powered with our detailed algorithms of machine learning, aid lawyers in their search for *that* piece of evidence that would change everything. Casebook runs analysis on every type of document that presents itself and indicates lawyers towards important information that just cannot be missed. Manually, there is a high chance of valuable information being missed out on. This risk doesn’t exist with Casebook. Casebook will be a game changer for Pakistani lawyers who still operate within office spaces and work manually on documents which can get overwhelming. The number of clients under the portfolio of a law firm is manually unmanageable, hence, the need for artificial intelligence.

Lawyers all over the world have stuck with the ways they have operated since the start. Unlike other industries that have evolved, the law Industry has stagnated. The reluctance arises from insecurities as to what if AI could take lawyers out of the job and other reasons too. Other reasons include reasons such as not diverting from the normal practices and the cost of AI itself. As a consequence of this, lawyers have little reason to move away from their norms and then they just opt with what has served them best.

Adopting AI in the law industry is no easy feat in Pakistan. Lawyers will feel threatened naturally and will push AI away as ‘bogus’ or ‘unnecessary’. However, we at Casebook hope that the language will play a big factor in creating ease for lawyers in Pakistan. This will bring about something new to the profession and will break the stream of monotony that has existed for years.

Conclusion

As inflation occurs on a regular basis and law firms demand higher fees, clients of bigger organizations who will themselves have adopted AI in their businesses would expect the same from their lawyers. Because of this very reason, we don’t think it’s going to be too long before Casebook is at the heart of every law firm’s decision-making. It’s a powerful system, with capabilities beyond what one can expect and it’s going to be a major breakthrough with its language capability as well. For bigger firms, this will prove to be a great way to minimize costs, increase efficiency without compromising on effectiveness.