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Artificial Intelligence Has BigLaw Rethinking Associate Hiring

Law360, Grand Rapids (November 2, 2016, 3:06 PM EDT) -- A new breed of associate may inhabit the law firm of the future, according to legal technology experts who predict BigLaw will hire fewer young attorneys and give them more sophisticated work as artificial intelligence and automation technology are increasingly used for more mundane legal work.

When posed with the question of what a law firm will look like in 20 years with the increased automation of legal work, industry analysts differ on how the details will sort out, but all agree on one thing: There are changes coming.

New technologies are numerous. There’s Ross Intelligence from IBM, billed as an...

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