Future Lawyers will need to have Linguists in their Contacts
Guest post, courtesy of Anna Lozynski
Gartner predicts that by 2024, legal departments will replace 20% of their legal team with professional staff (actually they used the non-PC term, non-lawyers).
It may be natural to assume these professionals are legal operations specialists.
But could it in time mean linguists and data scientists too?
Curious to test my own hypothesis, I connected with Dr Alexander “Alec” Sugar, who has been part of the product team at LexCheck for over two years, starting as Junior Product Manager and now serving as the Director of Data Science.
It’s a Thursday evening in New York City for PhD Dr Alec. Church bells chime at the start of our Zoom. Based on first impressions I can sense this is going to be a fascinating conversation.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language – endangered, existing and new. In the tech space, linguists play an important role in harnessing Natural Language Processing (a type of artificial intelligence) technologies to process data.
In fact, we are supported by the work of linguists every day: when we Google, or when we converse with voice activated apps Alexa or Siri, for example.
In law land, linguistics is central to harnessing natural language processing technologies for contract review. But it’s a team effort to create and maintain AI that is as good as (or better) than a human at contract red lining. Leading a small team linguists, Dr Alec works hand in glove with the company’s in-house lawyers, sales, marketing, and of course software developers.
Read the full article on Anna's blog, here.
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Gary Sangha is the Founder and CEO LexCheck. He's a serial entrepreneur and an academic. Gary previously founded Intelligize, a legal technology company that was acquired by LexisNexis. He's affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University and started his career as an attorney at Shearman & Sterling and White & Case.