There are a lot of use cases for this type of automated research tool:
“You ask your questions in plain English, as you would a colleague, and ROSS then reads through the entire body of law and returns a cited answer and topical readings from legislation, case law and secondary sources to get you up-to-speed quickly,” the website says. “In addition, ROSS monitors the law around the clock to notify you of new court decisions that can affect your case.”
I am fascinated by the possibilities and how it will impact the typical structure of a firm, and how lawyers collaborate, or whether they’d even need to as often? I’ve said it before, one of the big advantages to practicing inside of a large law firm is access to other lawyers expertise, research tools, etc. How much does ROSS eliminate that advantage?