New technologies are throwing out the book on law procedures, and Aussie legaltech startups are helping them do it
Amazon’s Alexa platform, as a test for whether lawyers will eventually be replaced by robots
With Alexa drawing up documents and blockchain explainers going viral, there’s no question the legal community is waking up to the wonders of modern technology. But are these developments purely disruptive, or are there benefits for the legal system?
Either way, there are opportunities to be grabbed, and Aussie startups are at the forefront of the revolution.
Australian legaltech start-up lands banking heavyweight
An Australian-based legal technology company has created a prototype virtual lawyer, built using Amazon’s Alexa platform, as a test for whether lawyers will eventually be replaced by robots.
Smarter Drafter, located in Sydney, has developed what it is calling the “world’s first virtual lawyer for Amazon’s Alexa”, which creates legal documents instantly, in the same way a human lawyer would do.
A fast-growing Australian legaltech start-up has attracted a seasoned executive to be its finance chief.
Ben Rosswick has joined Smarter Drafter as CFO. He moved from Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, where he was the director in charge of G10 foreign exchange options in Asia. He has also held leadership positions at Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.