Over the last 20 years, industries have adopted technology to great advantage. Automation has helped businesses work more efficiently and accurately. Data analytics have allowed companies to see trends and adjust strategies. And artificial intelligence has found insights that would have otherwise been lost.
Despite this swirl of technological change, the law has largely stayed the same. Lawyers draft documents in the same way they did 20 years ago. Law firms sit on mountains of data, but don’t leverage their knowledge base. And lawyers use the same tired technologies they used decades ago.
The goal of Parsons Behle Lab is to change this trajectory. The Lab is run by Kimball Dean Parker, a legal tech entrepreneur and Director of LawX, the legal design lab at BYU Law School. The Lab will produce multiple legal technology products each year, leveraging automation, data analytics, and design thinking. In all, Parsons Behle Lab represents the most substantial technological effort undertaken by a law firm in the United States.