The Wall Street Journal quotes Toronto and Calgary lawyers, Mark Bowman and Peter Feldberg, in an article on AI and Internal Software.
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a Toronto-based law firm known as Fasken that has offices in Canada, the U.K., South Africa and China, in May launched a spinoff venture to market and sell its artificial-intelligence platform, among other tech tools.
The platform was developed in house over the past two years to automate a range of law office tasks, such as proofreading legal documents and searching for precedent cases.
The goal is to “automate as many tasks as possible for lawyers,” said Mark Bowman, a counsel in the firm’s corporate, commercial, privacy and cybersecurity practices who leads the new initiative, Meese AI. Mr. Bowman said his previous work as a software engineer helped him come up with the business, which plans to sell its products to Fasken clients, largely other law firms.
“From our perspective we have a tool internally that worked well for ourselves, and saw the benefit right away” of selling it outside the firm, said Peter Feldberg, the firm’s managing partner.