AI & Law: Cross-Jurisdictional Lawyering And AI

Lance Eliot
6 min readAug 25, 2023
Here’s how AI in the law will impact cross-jurisdictional lawyering practices

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • A vexing issue for lawyers entails dealing with cross-jurisdictional cases
  • Lawyers are usually versed in and licensed for a singular jurisdiction, not multiples
  • Trying to grapple with multiple sets of laws and yet similar legal cases are problematic
  • AI-based legal reasoning systems that are crafted for cross-jurisdictional can help
  • Those AI tools are useful even when a lawyer is not overtly cross-jurisdictionally focused


Tackling a legal case that is wholly confined within your existing jurisdiction is likely the mainstay of what lawyering and the practice of law consist of. Sure, from time to time you might get involved in a cross-jurisdictional matter, but this is not the usual or everyday occurrence for the preponderance of attorneys.



Lance Eliot

Dr. Lance B. Eliot is a renowned global expert on AI, successful startup founder, global CIO/CTO, , was a top exec at a major Venture Capital (VC) firm.