In the line of fire: is technology taking over the legal profession?

Singh, Manveen (2017) In the line of fire: is technology taking over the legal profession? North Carolina Central Law Review, 40 (1): 5. pp. 122-139. ISSN 0549-7434

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The booming era of technology and start-ups has caused a major upheaval in several professions.While a few have flourished, most of them have witnessed a role replacement by advancing technology; the legal profession being one of them. Lying deep-rooted in tradition and precedent for the better part of its existence, the face of law has been the subject of a major change in light of technological innovations. In today's age, where information is available freely, answers to basic legal questions are being offered at the click of a mouse.6 There are several websites offering users legal advice, ranging from simple will kits to more advanced matters of Employment and Family Law. Legislation too, has become more digitalized and accessible, no longer leaving legal practitioners in a monopolistic position in terms of legal expertise.' Although the legal profession was slow to embrace technology, with many in the profession maintaining concerns regarding the privacy of client information, technological effects are fast being felt across legal circles.The automation of legal processes has prompted practitioners, lawyers, paralegals, and academics into gaining proficiency at an ever increasing array of online processes such as word, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and legal research software.Furthermore, several in the field are adopting social networking platforms such as Linkedln and Facebook for expansion of their social networks, development of new business opportunities, the continuation of legal education, and faster communication with clients."

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Legal profession in India | Technological innovation | Digitization of documents | Legal expertized
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Gena Veineithem
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 05:18
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 05:18
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