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Q: Do judges actual read complaints filed in district courts or are complaints scanned by the clerk and algorithms create r

Create responses; orders, judgements and mail them to the plaintiffs?

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A: No, the U.S. legal system does not use AI to decide cases. People (judges and juries) decide the issues in disputes before a court. While there may be some automation, those processes are not substantive in nature.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Cases still get decided manually, despite the advances in AI. The decision making is done by jurors, or judges in non-jury trials. Yes, judges do read complaints, as well as motions and other pleadings developed in the course of pre-trial preparation or trial itself. There have been advances in technology for processing information, such as e-Discovery software and document review software. These enable sifting through large volumes of documents while spotting certain legal issues, statutes, or terms. But for now, decision-making still tends to be a manual process.

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