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Navigating the Intersection of the Practice of Law and Artificial Intelligence

In a world where AI is more sophisticated and accessible than ever, SAADE LAW examines how this modern technology coexists within the boundaries of the law

Artificial Intelligence is now a tangible reality impacting businesses

The world is evolving at an unprecedented speed, with new technologies breaking ground every single day. One of the most buzzed-about topics today is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Artificial Intelligence was once relegated to science fiction and dystopian literature, but it is now a tangible reality impacting businesses and industries in complex ways. It is too soon to tell the long-term effects and implications, but we are already seeing AI used in the practice of law which brings important questions and debates to the surface. 

In this article, SAADE LAW will examine the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and the legal world. SAADE LAW prides itself on staying at the cutting edge of new technologies and leveraging them to enhance the work produced and client experience. It is SAADE LAW’s position that AI, albeit a useful tool, must be used in an intelligent and prudent manner. The relationship between AI and the law is ever-evolving and vastly unknown as AI software and technologies are not only becoming more sophisticated, but increasingly accessible, and being overly used without clarity regarding the applicability of the law or the legal boundaries of said use.  The attorneys at SAADE LAW can help you navigate complex topics that arise from the use of AI, such as non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, trademarks, intellectual property laws, and data privacy laws to name a few.

Notwithstanding, AI software and technologies are useful in synthesizing data and narrowing down information that is relevant to the user.  AI software and technologies can be extremely helpful in taking the synthesized results and building charts, and graphs, and displaying those results in a simple and comprehensive way.  However, it is imperative that all users understand that the results are only as accurate as the data the AI software and technologies have access to.  

From a legal perspective, attorneys and other legal professionals cannot rely on AI software and technologies to gather information pertaining to the law or binding case law, as no current AI software and technologies have the ability to gather such data.  However, AI algorithms can process data at record speeds, so they are also valuable tools to review data inputted by attorneys and other legal professionals and synthesize said data, correct human errors, and/or oversights, and provide useful insights related to the data, among many others. Routine tasks, such as transcriptions and notetaking can be delegated to AI software, allowing the legal team to focus on more complex tasks such as strategy and analytics. This not only provides an efficient use of the legal team's time but saves the billable clients a considerable amount of money.  

Regarding complex legal topics, the need for an analytical and experienced legal mind cannot be understated. Even though AI can assist in routine tasks, it cannot replace the expertise of seasoned corporate lawyers and their understanding of context, precedent, and nuances in the law. Human judgment is necessary when conducting legal research, providing counseling, and making legal decisions.  AI, like any innovation, is sparking debate in the legal community and bringing to the forefront very thought-provoking legal questions. One of the most interesting legal topics is how AI affects the creation of intellectual property and intellectual property rights. Before businesses embrace AI to create intellectual property, they must understand the risk that it may not be protectable. 

As AI technologies’ sophistication and availability develop, many of the legal questions are still being answered. For instance, it is unclear who owns the content generated by AI, as many jurisdictions require a human being to be the creator while others consider AI-generated work protectable. Many of these questions remain contested. The professionals at SAADE LAW stay on top of the latest developments and research in the legal sphere, including IP laws to ensure clients are receiving quality legal support. 

Now more than ever, with technologies developing and the world changing faster than ever, it is key to have the support of an experienced legal professional to help navigate and bring key issues for clients to consider before overly investing or relying on AI in their business and daily life, including potential litigation. The attorneys at SAADE LAW combine vast legal experience with practical business sense to ensure zealous representation.

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