The COVID pandemic years have brought the world some unforeseen changes—ubiquitous masking, therapy appointments over video, and Uber Eats without any delivery person in sight, to name just a few. However, more than two long years later, a question still remains on many people’s minds: What will we keep, and what will we relinquish in a post-pandemic era?

In the legal market, the answer may already be clear—law firms who touted “the age of automation” back in 2020 are hanging on to more than they are letting go, as they move full steam ahead into even more reliance on machines to do tasks previously done manually. If legal tech companies who thronged the market with an array of tools over the last few years are worried about a backslide, they can rest easy, at least on this front.