Chrissie Lightfoot, solicitor and author of 'The Naked Lawyer' has released an app which uses artificial intelligence to provide free legal services. The Legal Intelligence Support Assistant, better known as LISA, asks users about their legal needs and drafts legally binding documents on their behalf. The app can already draft Non-Disclosure Agreements in less than seven minutes.
Lightfoot says that her goal is to change legal services by cutting costs and making legal advice accessible to those who wouldn't ordinarily have the means to hire a lawyer. Will LISA and other robolawyers radically alter the accessibility of legal services? And if so, what will be the impact on paralegals, junior lawyers, and entry routes in to the legal profession?
Chrissie Lightfoot, who studied at Leeds Becket University and has a Masters degree in Law at Sheffield Law School, has launched LISA, the world’s first impartial robot lawyer which allows users to create legally binding Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in less than seven minutes at no cost. By asking questions about the users’ needs, LISA, which stands for Legal Intelligence Support Assistant, drafts the document while helping them understand the legal and commercial principles on which it is based. This means that individuals and businesses are able to use LISA to protect themselves without any prior legal knowledge. LISA is also the first law robot to provide unbiased and objective assistance to both parties, allowing users to avoid having to engage traditional ‘human’ lawyers.