Episode 40: Will Paralegals Be Replaced By Robots?

The legal industry is slowly but surely moving towards automation and away from paper-based processes. Of course, this is good for the industry and good that it can free up a paralegal’s time to work on higher-level work. However, this has started the conversation as to how it might affect the people working in this industry, especially paralegals.

The question of where robots will leave paralegals in the coming years is a crucial one, and that’s what Ann is discussing in this week’s podcast show.

Show Highlights

  • The difference between AI and automation; and how those might change a paralegal’s role
  • How some specific paralegal skills might be compared to a robot using those skills
  • The pros and cons of automation
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Your Actionable Strategy

  1. Embrace the technology
  2. Improve your problem-solving skills
  3. Work on your critical-thinking skills
  4. Focus on your career security

Episodes and articles mentioned by Ann in this episode:

Podcast Episode 5: Paralegal Career Security

Podcast Episode 15: Problem-solving skills

Things we’re glad to have changed in the paralegal profession

Brett Surbey blog article: Critical Thinking – What it is, Why it is Important, and How to Improve it

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