Over the last year, legislatures and law firms have picked up the pace by investing heavily in cloud solutions, automated processing, and AI tools to increase efficiency, improve accuracy, and lower research and administrative costs.
As a result, 2018 saw the legislative and legal landscape evolve and transform thanks to advances in legal tech, but what is in store for 2019?
Some of 2018’s hottest legal tech trends, which include AI, blockchain, automated tools, SaaS, cloud solutions, and technology-assisted review, have had a profound impact in the legislative and legal space. Our top content in 2018 closely reflects these trends, with our most viewed blogs being:
- Innovation and technology in state legislature
- AI: rise and rise of the digitally augmented lawyer
- Clerks and secretaries: overcoming challenges
- Knowledge management: why invest in it?
- Council management: reinventing the model for better user experience and improved transparency
- Drafting attorneys need user-focused tools
- Improving transparency to engage citizens in the legislative process
- The legislative implications of drafting for emerging technology
- Drafting process: embracing technology
There is no sign of these trends slowing down in 2019 with the spotlight still firmly on creating technology that improves the accuracy and efficiency of processes in legislative and legal publishing environments while also promoting transparency.
We expect automated processes and AI to pave the way for further growth and innovation, increased flexibility, and greater transparency in this space over the coming year.
Natural language processing to increase efficiency
Our focus at Propylon for 2019 certainly aligns with these trends. In the legal publishing space, we are focusing our efforts on innovative ways to increase our use of natural language processing to create the next generation of smart research tools. This includes proactive research of regulatory change through automatic alerts whereby the system watches the changes and then notifies you.
Smart tools to improve accuracy
Working with state legislatures and parliaments, we remain committed to creating and providing smart, user-focused tools that support the accuracy of legislative staff work. Now more than ever, the public needs to have confidence in the information produced in legislatures, which means there is simply no room for errors.
Our product development in 2019 will continue to focus on ways to enhance accuracy for legislative work. Working with our partners PrimeGov, we will continue to provide cloud-based services for local government.