How does technology help lawyers

Legal tech: will the chatbot soon replace the lawyer?

Legal Technology or Legal Tech is made up of the English words "legal services" and "technology". It is used as an umbrella term for the use of Technologies in the legal field used. Put simply, Legal Tech describes the digitization process of legal work. With the help of algorithms, the use of artificial intelligence and various software, work processes should be optimized and, in the best case, largely automated. Legal Tech is already working more efficiently in some areas of the law. This not only saves time, but also reduces costs.

How KLUGO uses Legal Tech

We from KLUGO have one goal: Everyone should receive quick and uncomplicated answers to their legal questions at all times. To make that possible, the Dealing with legal matters fundamentally changed and be improved. We believe that searching for a lawyer doesn't have to be long. Going to the local lawyer is also no longer absolutely necessary.

On our online platform, we bring legal seekers and lawyers together easily and directly. Through our initial telephone consultation, those seeking legal advice receive a first assessment of your individual case. This often saves a lot of time and nerves and in some cases also replaces going to a lawyer.

The service that we offer on our website falls under the term Legal Tech. A Matching algorithm finds the right partner lawyer for your individual legal problem in just a few seconds. Our software supports the lawyer in his work and helps him to get an overview of your individual situation as quickly as possible and to process your case.

Legal Tech in legal advice

In the legal industry, the use of technologies is often very rudimentary. The full potential that would now be available through artificial intelligence and machine learning is still far from being exploited.

Legal Tech is basically divided into three levels:

  • Legal Technology 1.0
  • Legal Technology 2.0
  • Legal Technology 3.0

Legal Technology 1.0

Legal Technology 1.0 describes a service that supports lawyers in their work. This includes software and programs that, for example manage documents independently, make it easier for lawyers to research or help with bookkeeping. Programs that enable video conferencing with clients also fall under this category.

Legal Technology 2.0

Technologies that do can work without the help of the lawyer, is now known as Legal Technology 2.0. These are, for example, programs that (partially) autonomously carry out smaller legal tasks. A well-known and now widely used technology is the chatbot. The bot imitates the communication in chat with a person and collects all relevant information for the lawyer - such as the exact case description that he needs to process the mandate.

Legal Technology 3.0

Legal Technology 3.0 has the greatest impact on how lawyers work. It includes technological solutions and software that complete be able to take on legal tasks independently. The targeted use of artificial intelligence is intended to imitate human qualities and behavior. In this way, the programs can also recognize complex sensory relationships and provide suggestions for solutions. However, the technology is not yet fully developed and is hardly taken up on the market.

Implementation of legal tech in Germany

Legal Tech has arrived in Germany since 2016. Almost 200 companies now use legal technology. More and more lawyers are recognizing the opportunities that arise and are already implementing the first measures in their law firm. However, many processes require time and rethinking and can rarely be implemented overnight. At the moment, the transition from paper files to electronic files is still in full swing, but this should be completed by 2026.

The multi-layered possibilities of Legal Technology should, in particular, make legal processes more efficient and Reduce the susceptibility to errors from human actions. The client should receive optimal and transparent support and it should be easier for him to get access to legal counsel. In addition to contact with potential clients, legal tech platforms also help lawyers to network with one another. For example, the platforms simplify the exchange of legal know-how or better scheduling with clients.

Will legal tech soon replace lawyers?

How much legal tech will intervene in the work flow of a lawyer is still uncertain. However, the potential attributed to all developments in the field of legal tech is great. Experts agree that intelligent technologies - in the short and medium term - complement the work of a lawyer profitably. In the long term, however, it is doubtful that the technology will completely replace the lawyer. Because it is still not possible for the computer to analyze complex issues or to interact empathically with a client. Nor does a computer have the ability to develop a human sense of justice.

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