Artificial Intelligence is designed to process lawyers’ requests, increasing the quality guaranteed to the customer and reducing the costs incurred by him.


New technologies applied to law firms: Legal Tech


The expression Legal Tech synthesizes the use of new technologies (including Artificial Intelligence) in law firms.


The use of Artificial Intelligence allows lawyers to improve the management of mass of documents used for the individual cases to solve.


The new technologies, therefore, support the work of law firms, facilitating more efficient performance of the legal profession, of which the client will benefit.



Artificial Intelligence in law firms: practical applications


Artificial Intelligence applied to law firms allows automating processes and repetitive activities and to increase the quality of legal advice.


Specifically, there are several activities that intelligent machines can perform in the forensic sector:


– Research activities, simplifying the investigation of a given law or legislation within a substantial corpus and always changing;


– Predictive analysis, identifying the existence of any correlations or points in common between different cases, for example, analyze cases through different years;


– Drafting and revision of legal documents based on an in-depth analysis of materials, and similar contracts;


– Two intelligence, or detection of anomalies within contracts;


– Administrative support, using bots to organize appointments, or to respond to emails and phone calls.



The Ross case: a concrete example of the use of A.I in legal advice


A concrete example of Artificial Intelligence in the service of law firms is Ross.


Ross is a form of A.I designed by a team of engineers and lawyers and aimed to simplify the performance of the legal profession.


This intelligent machine can answer a precise question drawn up by a lawyer, engaged, for example, in the analysis of a legal case.

The processing of the result is achieved through three steps:


1) Understanding the text, using a proprietary algorithm of type NLP (Natural Language processing), Ross can process human language, including

what is required of him;


2) Retrieval of information, or parts of the body of legislation, similar to expressions used in the question text;


3) Classification of extracted data in order of relevance and relevance to the question posed to Artificial Intelligence.



The risks of using Artificial Intelligence in law firms


The application of Artificial Intelligence in law firms is not free from criticism.


The main issues to be resolved concern:


– The privacy of the data, in how much Artificial intelligence needs excellent quantities of data to answer in an efficient way to the questions of the lawyers.

The data of the clients must be, adequately protected; therefore, by the legal studies to avoid that sensitive information is distorted by third malicious.


– The legal ethics and therefore, as empowering will be possible the intelligent systems.


The legal profession is controlled by the Code Deontologico Forense, constituted from a series of norms of behavior that the lawyer is kept to respect in to compare him with the client.


Nevertheless, inside the Code Deontologico is not brought explicit references yet to the Artificial intelligence or the new technologies, producing a normative void.



The benefits of the use of Artificial intelligence to furnish legal services


The use of intelligent systems inside the legal profession produces a situation of win-win, or of a situation able to satisfy both the legal study as the clients.


Through the intelligent systems, the lawyers can complete their job in a way more efficient, individualizing in way faster possible connections among preceding cases or anomalies inside the documents.


Great precision in the carrying out of the legal duties is also translated in results efficient, or more expresses.


Accordingly, the costs that the client must think for the consultation will also decrease, without the quality of the service hears again of it.



The Artificial intelligence and the lawyers: complementary not a substitution


The intelligent systems can individualize in way rapid laws or correlations inside the normative corpus.


Despite the worries, Artificial intelligence will never replace him completely lawyers.


As underlined in the Report “To the: The new wave of legal services,” him too. It will be complementary to the legal advisor, becoming a profit tool of support able to reduce the cost of the performances of the legal firms, increasing the quality of the service.


Besides, the intelligent systems and human beings introduce different characteristics, that not them they make interchangeable.


In fact, in comparison to the lawyer, Artificial intelligence misses some necessary empathy to compare him to the client, especially in some delicate phases of the legal consultation.



What is Artificial intelligence 


Artificial intelligence is programmed for thinking and to resolve problems as a being human.


The algorithms at the base of the Artificial intelligence can be trained.


 All this means that developing the same charge; it improves the ability to establish the duty for which it has been projected.


Artificial intelligence is planned to resolve a problem in an efficient way of arriving to a concrete result in a short time.


Depending on the algorithms drawn, Artificial Intelligence can enter and adapt to any sector.


Even the law firms are restructuring their services taking advantage of the potential of Intelligent machines, which become useful support for the legal profession.



Morelli C., Tutto quello che c’è da sapere sulla Intelligenza Artificiale nello studio legale, Altalex.