How artificial intelligence will change law firms

With Herbert Smith Freehills

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Hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills
Reference 2017A4
Date Thu 16 Nov 2017
Time 6-8:30pm
Location Herbert Smith Freehills, London
Theme Commercial Awareness, Careers, Technology
Level Students, Graduates

What AI means for lawyers of the future

As the legal profession embraces technology to an unprecedented extent, those at the forefront of developments are looking ahead to anticipate how law firms will change over the coming years.

Smaller teams focusing on higher value work, which are supported to a greater extent by technologists, are expected to emerge. Junior lawyers at elite law firms seem certain to be freed up from many of the admin tasks they do today. As Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) recent report on legal AI states: “Expectations are that going forward junior lawyers will have more time with senior lawyers to enhance their development and do more of the intellectual brain-work on a matter.”

At the same time, new career paths look set to emerge that blend legal skills, tech and business savvy. Sector expertise will surely become increasingly important as clients ask more of their legal advisers.

On the evening of Thursday 16 November, join us for Legal Cheek’s latest Commercial Awareness Question Time, at Herbert Smith Freehills. A panel of experts, including the firm’s director of knowledge and learning, Simon Rhodes, and lawyers who advise clients on legal and risk issues surrounding the implementation of AI systems in business, will answer students’ questions on the impact of technology on the profession. They will also share their advice on how future lawyers can best position themselves to thrive during this time of change.

After the panel discussion there will be drinks and networking with the speakers and a collection of HSF trainees and members of the firm's graduate recruitment team.

Apply to attend below. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel. Please note that the details of those offered places will be shared with HSF’s graduate recruitment team.