Legal automation has gained a lot of traction in the past year with the introduction of the corona measures, when everyone was forced to work from home. This has led to a significant acceleration in innovation. Last week, a practical example was presented at the ECLA seminar How to innovate in your own legal team: examples from UiPath and Deloitte legal’s first legal automation partnership.
What if tedious and time-consuming tasks done by inhouse counselors could be automated? That is the promise of legal tech. Even though legal tech takes over some work, it doesn’t mean lawyers should fear for their jobs. On the contrary, says Marcus Schmitt, General Manager of ECLA. ‘It frees up time for more complex and detailed cases, for which they otherwise would have too little time.’
Legal tech promises to automate tedious and time-consuming tasks, thereby freeing up the time of…
On the 16th of September 2019, eagle lsp was founded. Now, barely eighteen months later, the company has over 50 employees, two DAX-30 clients and three Business Units. This growth clearly shows the hunger for cost efficiency and high quality in legal services. Automating certain legal processes, especially those that cost a large amount of time and have a repetitive nature is a huge driver for growth at eagle lsp.
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Vasile Tiple: from non-believer to advocate of legal automation
This summer, Vasile Tiple was appointed Head of Legal Automation at UiPath, providing companies with the leading enterprise platform for automation. A logical step in his career, as he previously led the legal department of UiPath into the Legal Automation Program. A program of which he himself was a sceptic at first, but soon after the first repetitive process was automated, he became an ambassador for using robotic process automation (RPA) for legal work. Now he’s leading the industry into the legal automation era.
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Changing customer demand in legal asks for a digital transformation
Legal tech, according to Jeroen Zweers, vice president of the European Legal Tech Association (ELTA), is about a digital transformation, set in motion by customer demand. A transformation which frees up lawyers for complex cases and delivering self-services to clients. ‘For example, contracts can be automatically scaled from low to high risk. Only the high-risk contracts need to be reviewed by the legal department, which saves you a lot of time.’