In November, a law firm in Mongolia, where there aren’t enough affordable lawyers available, launched an automated online platform that helps small and medium-sized companies with their employment law needs. The site is a solution to the country’s lack of lawyer supply. Mongolia is one of the many regions in Asia trying to tackle access to law issues with technology as legal tech takes off in recent years.
Last year, local governments in China’s remote Qinghai province deployed similar technology—in the form of real robots—to help answer rural residents’ legal questions. In Hong Kong, law students developed a browser extension powered by machine learning that help local citizens find legislation relevant to their legal problems.
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