Information Network Law Review
Online ISSN : 2435-0303
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Analysis on LegalTech and Attorney Act of Japan
Takayuki Matsuo
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Keywords: Attorney Act, LegalTech, AI
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2018 Volume 18 Pages 1-23

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The information technology to assist the legal affairs, or LegalTech, is growing. Although many kinds of benefits, such as the higher level, efficiency and decrease in costs, are to be expected to be enjoyed, different from lawyers and legal professional corporations, whose quality is guaranteed by the bar exam system, legal training system and etc., there are risks that low-quality LegalTech services are to be provided. Article 72 of Attorney Act prohibits those who are not lawyers or legal professional corporations to engage in the business of provide legal services on legal cases for the purpose of obtaining compensation. This Article is provided to tackle with the similar risks on human non-lawyers. This article analyzes the possibilities of applying Article 72 of Attorney Act to LegalTech and the challenges therefor.

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