Digital Workers: Implications for the Legal Industry
A digital worker is a software-based robot that interacts with a computer the same way a human user would. This is generally known as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and the market for these services is expected to hit $1 billion in 2020.
There are legal implications for the RPA economy. Consider the following hypotheticals:
Can a business replace or supplement unionized jobs with digital workers and still maintain compliance with the union contracts?
New staffing contracts that offer digital workers will likely embed the cost of developing the specific automation into the hourly or daily rate. Does this create opportunities for breach of contract and employment discrimination?
Consider a former employee with a non-compete agreement who creates a series of robots performing work of a nature similar to his previous employment. Would this violate the terms of the non-compete agreement?
Come to this one-hour CLE to consider these legal questions, and more. You'll also hear about how legal industry itself is a candidate for automation in certain functional areas, such as contract review, compliance management and client on-boarding.
Provider: Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in substantive law, practice and procedure.
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit.