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TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Legal insight through AI, graphical navigation

In the age of change, the right technology makes all the difference.

Whether businesses considered themselves tech savvy or not, the past 18 months have forced the issue. As people, teams, and businesses scrambled to adapt to a workday spent away from the office, the adoption of technology understandably increased. For many, this change was born of necessity, not desire.

Working professionals at all stages of technological sophistication found themselves in dire need of tools that could keep them productive, informed, and connected. Collaboration was digitized, access was democratized, and the need for human expertise was emphasized.

Paul Fischer, president of the Legal Professionals segment of Thomson Reuters put it this way, “A big takeaway from the past year is that the right technology and access to expert know-how – whether in the office or working remotely – is critical to sustaining a business,”

That statement rings even more true today as businesses in some countries head back into the office. The technology gains in the past 18 months are changing the expectations and behaviors of professionals across the globe. When it comes to technology, many businesses face a smarter workforce and a set of clients who have come to expect performance, regardless of the circumstances. Meeting those needs is no small feat, but it starts with the right tools.

Thomson Reuters has long stood at the forefront of technology and this year has been no different. Our track record of advancements in AI and usability is well established, and we continue to deliver professionals the expertise they need, at a speed that matches their client demands.

Using AI to help work quickly with confidence

“With more attorneys working remotely, the trusted advisor down the hall isn’t always there anymore, and legal professionals are relying on technology to provide that know-how and find the expert within themselves, supported by AI and data-driven insights,” said Isabelle Moulinier, vice president and AI lead at Thomson Reuters Labs.

Thomson Reuters introduced Practical Law Dynamic Tool Set to help meet that need. The next-generation, technology-driven features in Practical Law combine AI and dynamic graphical navigation to help users work better and more quickly, and with greater confidence.

“By putting AI, analytical tools, and proprietary visual navigation technologies in service to our attorney-authored content, we’ve created entirely new capabilities to help our customers thrive during this time of rapid change,” said Paul Fischer, president of the Legal Professionals segment of Thomson Reuters.

Get better answers, faster

Practical Law Dynamic Tool Set includes several distinct new features, each of which allows users to extract more value from Practical Law content. Usability enhancements to search, for example, add up to increased efficiency for all users.

More advanced capabilities help Practical Law users understand complex legal information more quickly. That includes a stunning visual representation of related legal issues and resources, and Interactive Matter Maps that provide links to key Practical Law resources supporting legal tasks.

Practical Law Dynamic Tool Set users can also create charts that evaluate key questions or concepts across jurisdiction, easily explore market trends, and instantly create data-driven insights and visualizations.

Changes like these are part and parcel of the constant drive to create the technology solutions our customers are counting on, no matter where they’re working from today.