The legal profession as a whole tends to resist adoption of new technologies that can save on lawyer time and enhance the accuracy of work product.
This is because the legal profession’s prevailing business model is based on the following:
- Hourly billing, rather than pricing according to the task performed;
- Multiply the lawyers assigned to a task; and
- Assign recent law grads to do legal research and document review —training junior lawyers on the client’s dime.
But there are exceptions.
Consider Salazar Law, a boutique commercial law firm, founded by Luis Salazar, who practiced bankruptcy law for over 15 years as a partner at a large and prestigious international law firm.
He says this about why his firm adopted ROSS Intelligence — an artificial intelligence-driven legal research platform:
” … We were still practicing law … in the same way that we’d practiced for a hundred years, the same way Charles Dickens had written about it ….
“We really wanted to establish a new law firm that took advantage of new technology ….