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Old 03-12-2007, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Robots need license to practice law

Bad news: Robot lawyer. Good news: He needs a law license. (link to story)

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A web-based "expert system" that helped users prepare bankruptcy filings for a fee made too many decisions to be considered a clerical tool, an appeals court said last week, ruling that the software was effectively practicing law without a license.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bad news: Robot lawyer. Good news: He needs a law license.
Even better news. It's dead.

Ziinet.com and 700law.com now lead to link fodder. I'd say the US justice system pretty much toasted this robot without the help of HUAR.

I like the ironic ending. The guy who owned the sites, "Ihejirika had a human lawyer for his defense"
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