Artificial Lawyer recently caught up with Tom Martin, the California-based lawyer and founder of pioneering legal bot, LawDroid, which helps people to incorporate companies just with a smartphone. We discussed how LawDroid got started, the synergy between legal tech and access to justice, and how the US start-up hopes to grow in the future.
Hi, Tom, great to see a lawyer creating their own legal bot. It shows that not everyone needs to be a professional coder to get into legal tech. But, to begin with, can you please explain to readers what LawDroid does?
Although I am not a professional coder, I’ve learned html, css, and php over the years, which now seems elementary and outdated. I agree lawyers have a lot to bring to legal tech even if they’re not programmers.
Beyond lawyers’ obvious domain knowledge and expertise, lawyers’ real world experience with clients — understanding of client personalities, expectations, behaviors and how to accommodate them — gives lawyers a great advantage.
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