Legal Disruption

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As mentioned in my earlier posts, at the heart of the legal profession is information. The legal industry would therefore be severely disrupted through the provision of free, high quality legal forms and precedents, like contracts and pleadings.

For example, a company like Google could hire a bunch of lawyers to draft impressive legal forms (and continuously update them) and upload them to the internet. People would feel confident in using them because they would be vetted by Google. Google could then organize the material according to jurisdictions.

I think it is not a matter of if someone will consolidate and provide free forms but rather a matter of when this will become available en masse.

The legal profession would not be rendered irrelevant. However, lawyers would be forced to change the way that they provide, price, and approach legal services.

Creative lawyers that work in specialized fields subject to rapid change would be best able to adapt to the inevitable provision of free legal forms and information.

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