According to Sam over at Lawyerist.com the results are in, and it doesn’t look good for paralegals and first year associates. Altman Weil, a legal consulting company, has just released its annual survey “Law Firms in Transition.” The survey measured everything from financial performance to firm optimism, to competition, but more importantly, the use of artificial intelligence and how to use it to replace humans. Which just happens to be their “Bonus Question.”
Here is the survey’s question and response:
Paralegals are the first on the chopping block, followed by first year associates. What we find the most interesting is only 20.3% believe that computers will never replace lawyers.
You can download and read the full survey here.