Friday, 8 September 2017

Lever of Transformation in Legal Technology

Legaltech is the use of modern technologies to help the Lawyers as well as clients. It makes dealing with otherwise tedious law procedures simple.

How its useful For Clients
From shoes to grocery; we prefer everything to be done through the internet these days. One of the biggest reasons being, it is time-saving and cheap. What if getting a legal advice online is easier and cheaper than ordering Pizza?
With various start-ups choosing to step in the game with online services, it is becoming easier for a legal noob to understand the law behind Government policies. Many firms are going online which offer you a free legal advice from not only an automated bot but many firms are also offering free first call, restricted to a limited number of minutes. Even if they ask for payment, it is far lesser compared to traditional methods.

The most important tip for using online legal services is to understand the type of service you need. Before choosing a firm and specific lawyer, you need to identify the domain you need help in. Indian start-ups like LegalRaasta provide online guidance with almost all the types of legal difficulties. They even cover detailed blogs about important laws and help you understand newly introduced legislations for free.

How its useful For Lawyers 

Technological advancements are been used by the lawyers to not only maintain but also analyze the piles and piles of records. Programs created using AI (Artificial Intelligence) is being used as a substitute to paralegals. AI has the ability to process multiple pages at once and develop conclusions; these programs have the ability of decision making using analytical and logical thinking.

Database sorting technology is being used for library management of the entire clientele information hoarded in the firm.
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Recently in India, paperless cases were initiated by the Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar when he referred a digital copy of the records instead of paper files. It won’t be forced, he claimed: “at the first instance, only fresh matters listed in the first five courts will be accessed by the judges digitally on an interactive display device.” All the high courts in the country have already been provided with IDs and process of creating digital files has started. 

Assisting clients from distance has become so easy with the satellite offices and Virtual Law Firms. Any client and attorney from any part of the nation they may access the Internet can directly connect each other with their websites or through legal portals. On these portals, both attorneys & clients are requested to register with a user name & password to secure their personal sections, communications, emails, download or upload documents and get connected to the internet anytime. E-lawyering is the most convenient way to connect with top lawyers and get experts advice. On the return lawyers running a virtual law office will have more flexible working hours and be able to serve larger clients over the internet. 

Scientists are also building ‘Robot Judges’ which when tested, proved competent enough to predict the accurate result of 79 percentages of cases. It is made simply with the intention of assisting judges, not replacing them.

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