Lawyer (Corporate)

Business Support

Moderate but identified impact of AI on this Job


level of automation


Our comments:

While sophisticated software emerges as a potent tool, enabling the generation of specific legal documents and automating the scanning of changes in legislation and case law, the role of a Corporate Lawyer remains anchored in a realm that stretches beyond mere automated functionalities.

The complexity and diversity inherent to legal questions pertaining to a company’s operations demand a judicious application of experienced judgement and interpretation, often traversing beyond straightforward factual analysis.

Consequently, the Corporate Lawyer transcends the capabilities of AI by navigating through the nuanced intricacies of each dispute, offering strategic advice that is meticulously tailored to the distinctiveness of every legal scenario, thereby safeguarding a critical and irreplaceable human element within the profession, not to mention outstanding negotiation and courtroom skills !

This section reviews the 3 main tasks associated with the job studied and assesses the potential level of automation induced by AI ('AI Automation Impact').
The modeling uses 8 criteria detailed on the 'Methodology' page.
Tasks AI Automation Impact
Advise and represent clients in the legal areas of one's specialization. Moderate
Prepare and present arguments during trials or negotiations. Moderate
Write legal documents, such as contracts or deeds. High
Through our research, we have identified two pivotal categories of skills that will be impacted by AI-driven automation :
  • 'At-risk skills,' which are likely to become obsolete due to their susceptibility to automation
  • 'Future-proof skills', which are projected to retain their value and resist automation, thereby ensuring their relevance in the forthcoming job market.
Let's have a look at the future of your skills for this job :
At-risk Skills
Drafting and monitoring contracts/legal documents. AI is already being used to automatically generate standardized contracts or pre-fill documents based on specified parameters.
Managing legal monitoring to support decision-making. Automated monitoring systems can track and notify users of legislative, regulatory, and jurisprudential changes, making the process more efficient.
Future-proof Skills
Advising and representing clients. Empathy, understanding of human emotions, and the ability to put oneself in the client's shoes are essential. Machines can provide information, but real advising requires deep understanding and human connection.
Developing a risk prevention strategy. AI can identify risks based on data, but devising a holistic strategy to prevent them requires deep understanding and human judgement.

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