By Elizabeth Rice
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This Note explores the role that artificial intelligence plays in the legal world today and the ways in which it may affect the legal profession in the future. Artificial intelligence programs are being used in a variety of ways to streamline legal research, contracts analysis, and many other tedious and time-consuming legal processes. As this technology develops, many lawyers are concerned that these efficient programs will begin to replace lawyers, especially at the lower level of big law firms, while others welcome the benefits that this technology will bring to law firms. This Note touches on competing views concerning the implications of the use of artificial intelligence in the legal field, and how the implementation of these programs will ultimately benefit the profession as a whole.