WILL YOUR NEXT 

LAWYER

BE

a MACHINE?

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#machinelaw

Year 2025

The world is getting automated, and law is no exception.

Pyramid structure and inefficiency

Industrialization of law

  • Not everything that goes into a complex matter is complex

Technology to solve legal problems

  • Consumer vs. Lawyer
  • Technology complexity
  • Automated consumer services
  • Marketplaces
  • Legal knowledge sites

For Consumers

  • Document assembly
  • Case management
  • Practice management

For lawyers

  • Analytics (predictions)
  • Research
  • Document analysis
    • ​eDiscovery
    • Contract Review

Technologies

Contract review software

Traditional review

Page-by-page review

using Kira

Spot checking

using Kira

Time to complete review

Method

20% less time

60% less time

Faster

Technologies - Machine Learning

y = f(\vec{w}\cdot\vec{x}) = f\left(\sum_j w_j x_j\right)
y=f(wx)=f(jwjxj)

Linear Classifier

Technologies - Machine Learning

Neural network diagram

Contract review software

More accurate

Provisions identified by non-user

Provisions identified by Kira user

Still a lot to be done

  • Litigation, contract review done the traditional way despite better tools
  • New work not yet automated

How do these advances affect consumers of legal services

  • Corporate
  • Consumer

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What does this mean for the law firm business model

  • The traditional pyramid model is in trouble
  • Smart firms are adopting the use of new technology or developing it themselves
  • Smart consumer firms are productizing their own legal documents or offering them up as loss leaders to bring in clients
  • Challenging to change the fundamental structure of the law firm

This is a time of great opportunity.

Thank you.

Noah Waisberg

Kira Inc.

@KiraSystems

@nwaisb

kirasystems.com

Nicole Bradick

CuroLegal

@CuroLegal

@nicolebradick

curolegal.com