More than half of the total respondents to a new Bloomberg Law survey —54 percent— said they don’t use AI or machine learning tools. Our favorite is this statement: A quarter of the respondents said that they didn’t know if they use them—which survey authors said could reflect a knowledge gap and an underuse of valuable technology. Molly Huie, who leads the data analysis group at Bloomberg Law, says that lawyers often don’t even know what they’re using when they’re handed tech tools.

One positive note, at least for law firms. They’re successfully marketing their use of tools, according to the survey, entitled “Bloomberg Law Legal Operations & Technology.”


Bloomberg Law received 487 responses in April. The overwhelming number of respondents–nearly three in four—worked in law firms. Of the in-house respondents, six in 10 worked in department of 50 people or less.groups listed as keys to why they couldn’t keep up with the technical times, the next most popular explanation was that they were too busy to learn new systems.