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I L T A S U R V E Y R E S U L T S | L E G A L A I T O O L S 2 B ack in 2018, I was walking around ILTACON and noticed an enormous shift. For the first time in my decades in legal technology, companies were actively promoting their use of artificial intelligence. What was especially interesting, however, was that these companies were promoting the fact that their tools were powered by AI, but they were not even bothering to say what they actually do. Soon after, I spoke on a panel with Suresh Pillai, senior corporate counsel at Astellas Pharma. Suresh said it best: "Everyone wants to get into AI, but no one knows what it can do." In an effort to fix that, in 2019, I launched the Legal AI Efficacy Report, which analyzes 61 different AI-powered legal technologies. Around the same time, ILTA was looking to take a deep dive into the artificial intelligence/machine learning landscape in the legal industry through the eyes of ILTA members, business partners and others in the legal ecosystem. ILTA's annual Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Survey addresses where organizations are on their AI journey, what categories of software they deem most important, what risks they foresee, and much more. Neither survey, however, answers the key question people in the legal community keep asking: How many are using each tool? And with that, the ILTA-Blickstein Group Legal AI Tool Usage Survey was born. The methodology was simple. We created a list of 99 AI- powered tools, split it up by category (the same 8 categories that we use in the Legal AI Efficacy Report) and asked 143 ILTA members to simply (1) mark the tools with which they have experience and (2) tell us how much experience, on a scale of one to five. A score of 1 represented "just a proof of concept," while a 5 meant "integral to our daily operations." The survey was in the field from February 13, 2020 to March 31, 2020. Not surprisingly, we got more overall responses in the E-Discovery & Document Review and Contract Management—Pre-Execution categories than any other. Somewhat surprisingly, we got the fewest responses in the Billing & Spend Management category, indicating that there is a lot of potential for tools that make billing more efficient and/or help manage legal spend more effectively. Category Responses Contract Management: Post-Execution 118 E-Discovery & Document Review 106 Insight & Predictive Tools 87 Legal Research 86 Contract Management: Pre-Execution 50 Billing & Spend Management 33 Expertise Automation 28 Note: Six selected "Other." A B O U T I L T A Technology solutions for law organizations and legal departments gets more complex every day. Connecting with your peers to exchange ideas with those who have "been there done that" has never been more valuable. For over three decades, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has led the way in sharing knowledge and experience for those faced with challenges in their organizations and legal departments. ILTA members include organizations of all sizes and all areas of practice, all sharing a common need to have access to the latest information about products and support services that impact the legal profession. ILTA provides the premier environment for peer connections, education and collective intelligence to leverage the strategic advantages of technology in the legal profession. Learn more at iltanet.org. D I S C L A I M E R This report is designed for use as a general guide and is not intended to serve as a recommendation or to replace the advice of experienced professionals. If expert assistance is desired, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Neither ILTA, Blickstein Group nor any author or contributor shall have liability for any person's reliance on the content of or any errors or omissions in this publication. C O P Y R I G H T N O T I C E Copyright © ILTA 2020. All rights reserved. No part of this report may be reproduced in any manner or medium whatsoever without the prior written permission of ILTA. To request permission for use, contact publications@iltanet.org. Published by ILTA c/o Editor, 159 N. Sangamon Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60607. Welcome to the 2020 ILTA-Blickstein Group Legal AI Tool Usage Survey A B O U T B L I C K S T E I N G R O U P Today's law departments are flexing their muscles as increasingly sophisticated buyers of legal services. Law department operations professionals are putting pressure on their firms to manage costs and they are considering alternative fee arrangements and service models—not to mention alternative legal service providers. At the same time, technology is changing everything. Both law firms and law departments struggle every day to comprehend opportunities brought by new technologies such as blockchain, analytics and especially artificial intelligence. Legal industry leaders turn to Blickstein Group for insight. Its principal, Brad Blickstein, applies his more than 25 years of experience to provide data, analytical acumen and strategic advice. Learn more at blicksteingroup.com.

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