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The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence On Legal Practice

Tenzing Rawat & Simran Jayaro, Symbiosis Law School, Pune


The research article explores the profound effects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the legal profession, with a particular focus on legal research, contract analysis, and the potential implications of AI-powered judges or lawyers. Additionally, the study critically examines the ethical and regulatory considerations associated with the integration of AI in the legal domain.

The initial segment of the article delves into the transformative influence of AI technologies on legal research processes. By analysing extensive volumes of legal texts, case law, and precedent databases, AI expedites the retrieval of pertinent information, augments case preparation, and facilitates predictive case outcomes. Nevertheless, this advancement raises questions about the accuracy and potential biases inherent in AI-generated legal insights, stemming from the training data used to develop these systems. The subsequent section investigates the profound impact of AI on contract analysis. AI-powered contract review tools streamline the assessment of intricate agreements, leading to heightened efficiency and reduced human errors. However, vigilance is necessary concerning data privacy, contract standardization, and the accuracy of contractual interpretation.

The article further explores the intriguing prospect of AI judges or lawyers. The concept of AI-assisted or fully automated legal decision-making presents distinctive challenges, including issues surrounding transparency, accountability, and the preservation of human judgment in legal proceedings.

Ethical implications of AI integration in the legal profession are also addressed in this research article. It scrutinizes concerns related to data privacy, algorithmic transparency, and the potential consequences on human-centric legal principles, such as empathy and contextual judgment.

Moreover, the article underscores the urgency of establishing appropriate regulatory frameworks to accommodate the expanding use of AI in the legal field. The existing legal system may necessitate adaptation to address the unique challenges posed by AI technologies. Balancing innovation with responsible implementation becomes imperative to maintain public trust and uphold justice.

To shed light on these issues, the research amalgamates a comprehensive literature review, case studies of AI implementation in legal contexts, and expert interviews with legal practitioners and AI developers. The resulting insights provide a critical understanding of AI's evolving impact on legal practice and offer recommendations for establishing an ethical and robust framework for the integration of AI in the legal domain. As AI continues to reshape the legal landscape, this research article serves as a timely contribution to foster a nuanced comprehension of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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