Legal professionals aren't known for being tech-savvy; instead, the opposite is true. The rapid introduction of technology has placed legal practitioners in a bind.
FREMONT, CA: Technology has impacted the legal ecosystem, just as it has in any other field. Since its inception, technology has been transforming the legal environment. Just a decade ago, the way law firms and procedures operated was vastly different from now. On the other hand, legal technology is a latecomer to the technological transition compared to its peers. As a result, the legal community is divided on the opportunities and challenges that it faces, especially regarding legal technology adoption.
Here are four technology issues facing the legal industry:
Automation of work processes:
Previously intensive manual processes and procedures have now been automated. On the other hand, automation was not met with the same excitement and optimism as it is now. Process automation was met with skepticism, fear of losing jobs to technology, and concern about privacy being compromised. On the other hand, lawyers have become numb to the benefits of technology and digitization, and the public is more tolerant of these changes than ever before.
Lack of technology education and awareness:
[vendor_logo_first]Legal professionals aren't known for being tech-savvy; instead, the opposite is true. The rapid introduction of technology has placed legal practitioners in a bind. To address this problem, most top-tier legal universities are revising their curricula to incorporate legal technology practices. This will aid in the preparation of prospective lawyers entering the workforce.
Security and GDPR Compliance:
The issue of enforcement has risen to the foreground due to data centralization, cloud storage, complete digitization, and automation. GDPR enforcement has become a must-have for law firms that deal with many sensitive public data and other data misuse and leaks. In this case, technology both asks and answers the query or solves the problem.
Document assembly and coding:
What used to be managed after taking hours by sifting through large law books, sources, case files, and stacks of paper documents have now been replaced by a digital dashboard. Lawyers have been able to overcome the difficulty of centralizing documentation of all legal literature by document assembly or document automation. This helps to digitize the available literature and helps automate document development by using templates.