Fear not the lurid tales of how AI will de-skill lawyers. It will be extremely difficult for it to “de-aptitude” members of the legal profession. Our professional resilience lies in our truly human qualities.
Giving the growing role of artificial intelligence, considering the implications of how AI programs can act and affect outcomes is too important to avoid. And people, not technology, have the answers.
Indexing and searching in content management systems have serious weaknesses that haven’t always received the attention they need from law firms – up to 30% of documents are invisible to search.
The transparency agenda is much more than the figures you put on your website; it all comes back to communication, the root of so many lawyers’ problems if you look at the types of complaint that go to the Legal Ombudsman.
Recognising the benefits of employing disabled people in the legal profession, and attracting talented disabled candidates is a great start, but of little use if your recruitment process is not inclusive nor accessible.