Looking for Legal Templates? But first let’s look at Al definition;

What is ‘Artificial Intelligence’?

‘Artificial Intelligence’ is a word we often hear in discussions, seminars, lectures and even on the news. We also see Artificial Intelligence everywhere. In our electronic devices such as Apple, Samsung, or Microsoft, the apps most commonly associated with them include:

So, what similarities do they share exactly? They are all examples of machine-based assistants to assist us in completing tasks efficiently.

For example, if a dish-washer can clean your wishes with a press of a button, then you can use that extra time to do other productive things at home, like watching a movie with your family, or just simply, enjoy that spare time with your friends.

But returning back to the topic of the legal industry, there is now a growing disruption of artificial intelligence changing how law firms of today have traditionally worked and operated. We consider this the emergence of ‘New Law’ and with it, the bringing of new innovative processes.

 

How is AMK Law part of the ‘New Law’ journey?

At AMK Law, we are excited to be embracing technology and artificial intelligence to disrupt, change the Australian legal industry and be part of the next generation of ‘New Law’ firms.

Automatization & Legal Templates

As part of AMK Law’s delivery of value-based legal solutions, AMK Law is currently working to automate legal templates so that AMK Law can deliver what really matters to clients including:

  • drafting ‘bespoke’ terms and conditions that meet the client’s needs;
  • automating processes to deliver legal solutions at a faster speed and effective cost; and
  • spending more time engaging with clients on their commercial needs.

 

Law in Order & eDiscovery

But, just one moment! AMK Law has already been automating its processes even before Autom.io. For example, since early 2018, AMK Law has engaged Law in Order, a leading supplier of end to end document and digital solutions to the legal industry, in eDiscovery.

eDiscovery involves the process of trolling through mountains of documents in litigation proceedings.

As part of Law in Order’s Case Study, they highlighted that if a junior lawyer was hired as part of the manual discovery process then:

‘…the junior lawyer reviewed strictly for relevant at a rate of 100 documents per hour, it would have taken 1,570 hours to complete the first-pass review and…cost the client $314,000 AUD.’[1]

But, with the assistance of Law in Order, it was suggested that:

‘…the client’s senior lawyer was able to complete the first-pass review at an estimated cost of $29,000. A savings of approximately $285,000 AUD for Law in Order’s client.’ [2]

The Courts is also showing indication towards the move of using technology to assist in litigation. For example, in October 2016, CJ Allsop of the Federal Court of Australia, considered that:

‘…the Court expects parties and their legal representatives to consider and discuss, as early as practicable in the preparation or conduct of the proceeding, how the use of technology may lead to increase efficiency and cost effectiveness.’ [3]

This view is also similarly shared in the Supreme Court of Victoria (‘Supreme Court’). In the recent Supreme Court’s Practice Note SC Gen 5 that commence on 2 July 2018, the following general principle was outlined:

4       General Principle

4.1    The use of technology in civil litigation facilitates the just, efficient, timely and cost-effective resolution of the real issues in dispute. The Court expects parties to acquit their obligation to ensure costs are reasonable and proportionate by employing technology to save time and costs wherever possible.’ [4]

 

Where is the future with AMK Law?

In the next twelve months, AMK Law will be continuing to automate its processes and legal templates.

We believe, this ensures that our team spends more time on delivering value to clients, engaging with client’s commercial needs and wants, and delivering legal solutions in an efficient and affordable manner.

 

Important disclaimer: The material contained in this publication is of a general nature only and it is not, nor is intended to be, legal advice. This publication is based on the law as it was prior to the date of you reading of it. If you wish to take any action based on the content of this publication, we recommend that you seek professional legal advice.

 

[1] Law in Order, Case Study Relativity: Technology Assisted Review, Law in Order

<https://www.lawinorder.com.au/australia/a4-lio-case-study-relativity-brochure-singapore-20.aspx>.

[2] Ibid.

[3] J L B Allsop, Technology and the Court Practice Note (GPN-TECH) (25 October 2016), <http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/law-and-practice/practice-documents/practice-notes/gpn-tech>.

[4] Supreme Court of Victoria, Practice Note SC Gen 5 Technology in Civil Litigation (29 June 2018) <https://www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/law-and-practice/practice-notes/sc-gen-5-technology-in-civil-litigation-first-revision>.