Man Takes World's First Robot Lawyer to Court for Practising Law Without Degree

Man Takes World's First Robot Lawyer to Court for Practising Law Without Degree

  • The world's first robot lawyer has been sued in the US for allegedly practising law without a degree
  • The plaintiff accused the robot lawyer of violating California's unfair competition law by providing substandard and unauthorised legal services
  • The lawsuit seeks damages, an injunction, and a declaration that the robot is not a lawyer

The world's first robot lawyer has been sued in the United States for allegedly practising law without a license or a degree.

A robot lawyer is an AI-powered chatbot that helps users with various legal issues, Lawyersweekly reported.

Robot lawyer is facing lawsuit due to lack of license.
Robot lawyer is facing a heavy lawsuit after he went on practicing law without a degree. Photo credit: Getty images
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Robot lawyer practicing law without degree

The plaintiff, Jonathan Faridian, accused the robot of violating California's unfair competition law by providing substandard and unauthorized legal services.

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According to the complaint, the robot neither has a law degree nor a law firm.

It does not have a law degree, is not admitted to any bar, and is not supervised by any lawyer.

The lawsuit alleged that the robot lawyer has offered to draft defamation demand letters and sue anyone in small claims court, among other things.

The plaintiff claimed that these services are misleading and potentially harmful to consumers who may rely on them without proper legal advice.

The lawsuit seeks damages and an injunction to stop the robot from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

It also asks the court to declare that the robot is not a lawyer and to order it to remove any such references from its website and marketing materials.

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Nigerian man delighted to receive food from Robot at restaurant shares video

In another news, Legit.ng reported that a video of a robot delivering food to a man at a restaurant has sparked a lot of conversation about the place of work in the 21st century.

In the video shared by @tundednut, the man was glad to receive his food from a robot who was able to acknowledge the owner of the food without any help.

After delivering the food, the robot went away immediately, and the man that received the food, still amazed, waved at the robot.

Source: Legit.ng

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Basit Jamiu (Editor) Basit Jamiu is an award-winning journalist and a human interest editor with more than 5 years of experience in the media (Ikeja Bird, Prime Progress, The Movee). He started his journalism career after graduating from Ekiti State University in 2018. He is a 2023 MTN Media Fellow, OCRP Fellow at ICIR, and Accountability Fellow at CJID. He also has professional certificates in Information Management, Technical Writing, Digital Marketing from Google. He can be reached via basit.jamiu@corp.legit.ng.

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