Contract Tech Won't Replace In-House Roles, but It Could Change Skill Expectations

The COVID-19 pandemic may have more legal departments turning to contract tech for help navigating force majeure clauses or potential opportunities for savings. But don’t count on software being swapped for human beings anytime soon. Still, while contract tech may not be reducing the need for legal department head count, it could be influencing the types of skills employers are seeking out. Frank Ready of Legaltech News tapped TRU's Jared Coseglia for his expert opinion on how how staffing will be handled.

"While Jared Coseglia, founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners, doesn’t believe that automated contract tech will replace the need for flesh and blood attorneys, he raised the possibility that departments won’t be looking to handle all of that work in-house.

"'I still think they are going to largely lean on external providers. … I don’t know that they are going to look to the outside to higher talent from within that’s specialized in contract management. I’d say they’d turn to consulting firms and third part software firms first,' Coseglia said.

"As a result, most of the hiring he’s seen take place in the contract management and automation space has occurred on the service provider or software arena. But that doesn’t mean that corporate legal doesn’t have personnel needs along those same lines as well."

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