LISA, the world’s first impartial robot lawyer, was launched last week by Chrissie Lightfoot, Entrepreneur Lawyer and Visiting Fellow at Westminster Law School and promises to revolutionise the way that students, entrepreneurs and businesses access legal services. 

Robot Lawyer LISA allows users to create legally binding Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in less than seven minutes at absolutely no cost. By asking questions about the users’ needs, LISA intelligently drafts the document while helping them understand the legal and commercial principles on which it is based.

Absolutely anyone will be able to use LISA to protect themselves without prior legal understanding or consultation. LISA is also the first law robot to provide unbiased and objective assistance to both parties, allowing users to avoid having to engage traditional human lawyers on either side.

University of Westminster and Westminster Law School are collaborating with LISA to expand the range of legal services LISA provides. Westminster Law School is one of the leading schools in the UK in the field of technology and the law. Initiatives such as REVRLaw enables students to explore virtual reality crime scenes, while Senior Lecturer in Law Dr Paresh Kathrani is developing a virtual reality game with the Faculty of Science and Technology to enable interactive and experiential legal education.

Dr Kathrani said: “Westminster Law School is constantly looking at new and innovative ways to prepare today's students for tomorrow's likely jobs and new ventures which will invariably entail an understanding, skill-set, use, development and deployment of AI & Robot technologies. Collaborating with Robot Lawyer LISA is a perfect fit for the university, our students and the next generation of workers in society.”

Chrissie Lightfoot, CEO of Robot Lawyer LISA, said: “Our goal is to make every day basic legal services accessible and affordable to the masses of students, consumers and business people who are unhappy with, or overly reliant on, human lawyers and law firms. Many human lawyers are adversarial by nature, even when dealing with non-contentious matters. LISA’s aim is to negate the double time and double costs involved in relation to this human lawyer behaviour by being completely impartial when assisting the parties on each side.”

“We know that in the UK, 54% of all small businesses and 33% of consumers muddle through unrepresented when they should really be seeking legal help. In the USA and Canada the situation is even worse, with 80% and 90% of businesspeople respectively ‘making do’ without the help of a human lawyer. LISA is designed to enable these people, who do not have the means to protect themselves, to do just that.”

Until now the only alternative for students and entrepreneurs who couldn’t afford a human lawyer were template ‘unilateral’ NDAs taken from the internet, which do not offer adequate protection and/or guidance. As a result many people in the business world may have been discussing trade secrets without the backing of a legally sound document.

LISA sits on an AI platform supported through AI Apps. Robot Lawyer LISA’s flagship NDA AI App is one of only a handful of law apps and bots that are beginning to shake up the legal industry for the direct benefit of consumers and businesses. 

Students, businesses and individuals can create their own legally binding NDA now by going to www.robotlawyerlisa.com.

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