Seyfarth Shaw Puts 'Software Robots' to Use in Automation Push

, The Am Law Daily


The national labor and employment firm, already well-known in legal circles for being a pioneer in using business process improvements, is now looking to artificial intelligence to enhance its efficiency.

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  • Skeptical Attorney

    So, let me get this straight - the firm is using an third piece of software (a "robot") to pull data from one stand-alone application and then placing it into a separate stand-alone application? There doesn‘t seem to be any suggestion of intelligence in the mix here, merely manually repetitive tasks being performed instead in an automated fashion. They‘ve reduced a 35 minute NBI process to 4 minutes - is it perhaps because the old system that you‘ve now introduced another piece of complexity onto is shockingly inefficient? Am I missing the point here? The firm is merely adding complexity to a poor process. I‘m not sure this is worth celebrating.

  • John Tomaszewski

    Not to mention that the repetitive work is rather boring. Much prefer to do the creative thoughtful analysis that is the hallmark of quality lawyering. (Disclaimer - I am a Seyfarth attorney)

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