Forward-thinking technology and law firms don’t seem like they would go hand-in-hand. After all, the industry typically adopts new changes very slowly compared to other sectors, according to National Legal Staffing Support.
Yet, one emerging technology is proving beneficial to just about every industry, including legal — artificial intelligence. By leveraging AI and partnering with a legal process outsourcing company, law firms will be able to create an extremely efficient process.
Below are some ways that AI is changing LPO.
Removes the Burden of Repetitive Work
Lawyers have a lot on their plates, as does the support staff that helps them manage their cases. A large part of the daily process for law firms is often mundane and repetitive work.
This work is essential, as the legal process can’t move forward without manual work such as data entry, paperwork filing and more. To this point, all of these tasks, and more, required the hands-on attention of multiple employees.
LPO firms that utilize AI are able to automate many of these tasks for law firms. As a result, the process becomes extremely efficient, and attorneys can focus on high-level work that makes them who they are.
Aids in Legal Research
Another “time suck” for law firms is legal research. Attorneys must base their arguments for current cases on already-established case law. Doing so will help support their case and make their arguments even stronger.
This legal research is, again, very time-consuming, though. Wading through literally thousands of legal records and past court cases is obviously not the most efficient use of time.
AI can be used to pare through thousands of different cases, as well as legal opinions, regulations, and laws — all based on inputted information. Not only does this cut down on the amount of time law firms have to spend on this task, but it actually can result in better research.
In other words, AI-backed research may uncover angles of a case that humans doing manual research might miss.
Makes Predictions for Better Decisions
A significant challenge for law firms is that so much of their business is predicated on something that’s hard to predict — the future. Will the case they’re considering taking on prove worthwhile? Or will it ultimately end up being a waste of time, money, and resources?
Law firms, after all, are businesses. So, those leading the firm need to make informed decisions that will help the business be successful.
National Legal Staffing Support LLC says that AI can help law firms predict the future to aid in their decision-making process.
For instance, AI can conduct statistical analysis on a variety of similar cases that can help law firms predict the outcome of potential litigation. This could help them avoid taking on cases that might be too risky for them, and it could also help them to fast-track negotiations on settlements.
All of this forward-thinking technology can help to completely change the process of interacting with law firms for LPOs.
About National Legal Staffing Support
National Legal Staffing Support is a pioneer and leading provider of legal process outsourcing. Located in Boca Raton, Florida, the company offers front- and back-office support to experienced consumer protection attorneys that specialize in debt resolution. National Legal Staffing Support offers paralegal services, document management solutions, pre-litigation support, pre-filing analysis, research, and client communication management.