SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean legal service providers are trying to implement AI technology into their offerings. Although legal service was an area deemed irreplaceable by AI, there are simpler tasks in the industry that may be AI replaceable.
Help-Me, a legal counseling platform, revealed that it is presenting a new service called ‘Help-Me Order of Payment’ in June. Order of Payment is a demand procedure and a court order in which a borrower of money is ordered to pay back his/her debt on behalf of the lender.
Korea’s Civil Procedure Act allows the court to give such orders upon a creditor’s request. Since the request only requires an application form and no evidential documents, almost 1.4 million requests are filed annually. Many applicants, however, seek help in filing the applications from lawyers due to lack of legal expertise, which can be costly.
The upcoming service will automatically complete the forms on behalf of the applicants, who will only have to answer a few simple questions. For an extra fee, the service will even submit the forms for the suppliant.
“We aim to provide cheaper services to those who can’t afford professional assistance, lack legal knowledge, or simply because the redeemable amount is too little,” said a Help-Me official. “We plan to expand the platform to more diverse areas of legal documentation.”
However, there are concerns that new AI services could prolong the struggles currently faced by those in the legal profession.
Others are concerned that such uniform implementation of AI technology could violate users’ legal rights or protections.
“There is plenty of room for error because machines lack comprehensive knowledge of individual cases,” said lawyer Young-hee Roh. “Although they may be able to perform some of the more simple tasks, they may also violate the protection of the rights of suppliants.”
By Kevin Lee (email@example.com)