New law.com blogger, Bruce MacEwen, has an interesting post at his blog, Adam Smith, Esq
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, linking to a Wall Street Journal article on developments that are much more substantive than just outsourcing the back room functions of law firms.
But the quote that caught my eye, and might of many employer's lawyers:
Next up: Cisco and DuPont, together with FMC and Clorox, are developing a 'virtual lawyer' to provide automated online responses to routine legal questions concerning, for example, human resource policies. And lest you think they're all alone out there on the early-adopter curve, they plan to license this tool to all comers.
Although many may comfort themselves with the thought that they don't handle "routine legal questions," it is hard not to hear the drumbeat of change in the way legal information is delivered.