The Efficiency of AI Assisting the Legal Field

by Nicolas Sacchetti

Professionals in the legislative community and officials in the judiciary are finding their job easier with innovation in artificial intelligence (AI). Pierre-Samuel Dubé, Senior Director of Irosoft Legal, presents, as part of the pre-conference of the P4IE Congress, the AI ​​products and services offered by the Montréal company specializing in the valuation of big data. It offers powerful tools to “optimize all stages of the lifecycle of legislative documents.”

LIMS (Legislative Information Management Solution) software is currently deployed across Canada and internationally. It is an information management system. It serves as an electronic repository for legislative documents produced by the government, and allows users to search, filter, review, retrieve, and print information on measures put forward by legislators.

Also, the Legislative Amendment Wizard (LAWMD) assists the bill drafter as they add an amendment directly to the current version. Suggestions are provided to ensure that the bill is drafted in accordance with legislative drafting rules. The user chooses what is most appropriate, which also helps to make the AI more efficient and accurate later on. Amendments are automatically generated.

“This tool was deployed at the Quebec Department of Justice, and officials say they have reduced the time to draft a law by about 80%”, says Mr. Dubé.

Big data is necessary for AI

In some jurisdictions, such as Canada, the drafter must annotate the regulatory provisions he’s working with a keyword. The LIMS software algorithm generates summary term predictions for a given text. Pierre-Samuel Dubé says: “Here, big data is essential to obtain a precise algorithm that gives the best possible results. ”

Language of AI

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) defines a set of rules for encoding documents into a format that is both human and machine readable. “We have developed an AI that speeds up the conversion of Word documents, for example, into XML format. This is necessary for the proper functioning of LIMS. Converting to .xml used to be laborious and expensive.

Finally, Irosoft Legal is working on an innovation project that meets the needs of citizens in increasingly connected cities. Using geolocation, people will be able to quickly find out the regulations in force in a given location on their cellphones.

The P4IE Congress on Innovation Ecosystem Performance Policies, Practices, and Processes is presented by the Partnership for the Organisation of Innovation and New Technologies 4POINT0. The lecture was held via videoconference from May 11-13, 2021.

This content has been updated on 2022-05-19 at 12 h 42 min.