Episode #177 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Litigation

Guests: Gene Kissane, Partner - Cole Scott & Kissane, John Nunnally, Attorney - Ragsdale Liggett, and Billy Davis, Partner - Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin

Gene Kissane, Partner at Cole Scott & Kissane, John Nunnally, Attorney at Ragsdale Liggett, and Billy Davis, Partner at Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin join Bill Kanasky, Jr., Ph.D. to talk about the hottest topic in the legal industry today: Artificial Intelligence. The group discuss their initial perspectives on how they think AI is going to impact the legal field and litigation, what the discussions are about AI in their firms, and how they are using AI today. They talk about whether AI is an existential threat to law firms and how lawyers will adapt their way of doing business since the introduction of AI. The group shares ideas about efficiencies that they can see when leveraging AI including as a starting place for drafts and for business process applications such as accounting and billing. They have a broader discussion about the billable hour and flat fees and how AI may have an impact there and how important it is to recognize the places where AI can help and where its not appropriate to use in the legal space. The group also talk about what clients may expect from their firms with regards to using AI as well as whether AI is an advantage for plaintiff's attorneys over defense attorneys. Lastly, the panel discusses how questions about using or not using AI in specific cases such as med mal and transportation may come into play and be leveraged as a potential new standard of care.