In a new survey, paralegals said some of their work had been replaced by technology, though many are being called on to help with e-discovery and guiding outside vendor use.

Sixty-three percent of respondents in the survey from Ari Kaplan Advisors and Level 2 Legal Solutions reported technology had replaced former manual tasks, and an identical percentage said they could not perform their work without technology. Nearly all, 94 percent, described their reliance on technology as essential.