Advances in digital automation could enable many individuals and businesses to access better and cheaper legal services. Robo-lawyers—tech-enabled legal services—could help clients review contracts, draft patent applications, write legal briefs, and more. Unfortunately, state laws and professional licensing requirements significantly limit the development of technology-enabled legal services that would compete with existing legal services. These restrictions on robo-lawyers ultimately hurt consumer welfare, especially for many Americans who do not have access to adequate legal representation.
Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion about the potential for AI-enabled robo-lawyers to provide legal services, the challenges in providing these services today, and steps policymakers can take to allow the development of tech-enabled legal services.
Date and Time:
- September 21, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
- Erin Levine, CEO and Founder, Hello Divorce
- Lucy Ricca, Director of Policy and Programs, Stanford’s Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession
- Mark Hansen, Co-Founder and CTO, Upsolve
- David Colarusso, Director of Legal Innovation and Technology Hub, Suffolk University Law School
- Morgan Stevens, Research Assistant, Center for Data Innovation (moderator)
- Miguel Willis, Innovator in Residence, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School