Attorney Robert Simon On Artificial Intelligence In the Practice of Law

Attorney Robert Simon, the founder of Justice HQ and the founding partner of Simon Law Group, is on a mission to help small law firms by providing the support and resources essential for them to scale.

Among the tools is Justice HQ, an exclusive membership service that offers private high-end office space to members for virtual or in-person meetings, consultations, and depositions. And Justice HQ offers a tech-based platform to all members to help with day-to-day working, networking and collaborating.

Why is technology so important in the legal field?

Robert Simon: I’m not sure why the legal field is so far behind on technology, but people don’t realize how quickly it’s going to change. As soon as 2022, or if not sooner, AI will be a prominent force in the legal industry. Law firms either have to get with the times or will be left behind.  

How does AI work?

Robert Simon: AI takes 10,000 high-level samples in order to create a document. It’s based on a legal tech algorithm, and it’ll get to a point when AI will start to predict discovery questions, and then all the lawyer has to do is review it and sign off. And this is coming a lot faster than people think it is. For instance, Justice HQ already has a large sampling of the best of the best depositions, motions, and discovery answers. AI can take that high-level information and can quickly learn the best way to do it.

What’s your take on AI in law?

Robert Simon: I think AI will be great for the legal industry because it can save attorneys time and save the consumer money. The best law firms have so much overhead with physical office locations and the hourly time it takes to prepare these documents, so with AI, that will reduce the overhead, and consumers don’t have to absorb that cost.

What are your predictions for the future of the legal industry?

Robert Simon: I see the legal industry becoming very technology-driven with AI, virtual meetings, depositions, and consultations. It can help you expand your network and grow your community quicker, resulting in more connections and collaborations. This is important for firms because this allows you to assemble the best team possible, and it’s how you scale and succeed quickly. Plus, eliminating the need for physical office locations lowers the overhead for attorneys, which helps both the lawyer and the consumer.

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