AI & Law: Human Lawyers Versus AI Lawyering

Lance Eliot
6 min readApr 11, 2023
Ongoing question of human lawyering versus AI lawyering

by Dr. Lance B. Eliot

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Key briefing points about this article:

  • There is no disputing that human lawyers are well-beyond AI-based legal reasoning today
  • Developers are striving mightily to get AI toward achieving on par lawyering to attorneys
  • Some contend that human lawyers will never be exceeded by such AI systems
  • To ponder this question, we can consider the overall notion of AI versus human intelligence
  • The presumably subsumed question about lawyers is somewhat shaped accordingly


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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.