Records Management

AI and the Transformation of Law: Goodbye Time Sheets


Every working day, I sit behind my desk and record what I do in increments of 6 minutes. Every qualified lawyer in private practice has been exposed to it, whether it be in the form of manually recording it via time sheets, or entering it directly into a specialized computer program. Within the next five to ten years, the onset of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to a revolution of the legal industry that will likely transform that model completely. For the most part, law firms make their revenue by billing their clients by the hour. Lawyers are accountable for their entire day.