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Share of lawyers who think technology could replace timekeepers U.S. 2011-2015

This statistic shows the share of law firm professionals in the United States by the roles they believe could be replaced by technology as of 2011 and 2015. During the survey in 2015, 20.3 percent of respondents stated that computers will never replace human practitioners, as opposed to 46 percent of respondents who stated this in the 2011 survey.

Can you envision a law-focused ‘Watson’ replacing any of the following timekeepers in your firm in the 5 to 10 years?

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Release date

May 2015


United States

Survey time period

March and April 2015

Number of respondents

320 respondents

Special properties

Managing partners and chairs of U.S. law firms with 50 or more lawyers

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible. The source did not provide a method of survey.

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