40% of lawyers are using or planning to use generative AI. According to the 2023 Ediscovery Innovation Report:

40% of legal professionals surveyed indicated they are already using generative AI tools (12%) or planning to do so in the future (28%) – significant given the newness of the technology.

Over half of respondents (51%) either agreed or strongly agreed that generative AI’s impacts on the profession would be positive, helping legal professionals deliver greater client value (51%), and allowing them to prioritize higher-value work (65%).

Only 29% of respondents said that generative AI risked diminishing the value of legal work in the long term.

The 2023 Ediscovery Innovation Report, compiled by Everlaw in partnership with the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), surveyed 245 legal professionals in the U.S. across law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, and legal service providers.