A study by the consulting firm, Deloitte into automation in the legal sector has found that more than 100,000 legal services jobs will be automated over the next 20 years. Many of these roles that will be automated will be consist of more routine tasks such as document analysis and and writing as well as many other tasks that are regularly carried out by paralegals and legal secretaries.
This is no surprise to me as automation is an interest of mine, and there have been many studies into which jobs are most likely to be automated and many jobs in the legal sector are shown was being extremely likely to be automated. For example, this study shows that Paralegal and Legal Assistant roles have a 94.5% chance of being automated
Around 114,000 jobs in the legal sector are likely to become automated in the next 20 years as technology transforms the profession, a new study has found. Automation, changes in the demands from clients and the rise of millennials in the workplace will alter the types of skills sought after by law firms, according to the new study by Deloitte which predicts a tipping point for law firms by 2020.