Episode 213:

Welcome to episode 213 of the Grow Your Law Firm podcast, hosted by Ken Hardison. In this episode, Ken sits down with Pratik Shah from EsquireTek to discuss the transformative role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal industry, focusing on streamlining tasks and enhancing efficiency.

A Southern California native, Mr. Shah began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney with the County of Sacramento where he worked on the trial team. He led numerous trials to verdict in Sacramento County before returning to Southern California to open a solo practice.

Pratik H. Shah currently serves as the Associate Director of Litigation at Panish | Shea | Boyle |Ravipudi LLP, working alongside the firm’s Director of Litigation on trial strategies, as well as with referral lawyers to ensure a smooth transition of cases brought to the firm by outside counsel.
Prior to joining Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP, Mr. Shah served as Co-Founder and Partner at Shah D’Egidio APC Injury Lawyers, a civil litigation law firm in San Diego focused on personal injury. He also Co-Founded the legal technology platform, EsquireTek, and continues to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the software company.Pratik is a past President of the South Asian Bar Association of San Diego, an active member of both the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and the San Diego County Bar Association.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:
The Impact of AI on Legal Workflows:
  • How AI simplifies the written discovery process
  • The automation of response documents and information extraction
Enhancing Client Satisfaction with AI:
  • The benefits of providing clients with an easy-to-use interface
  • Improving the speed and efficiency of client communications
AI as a Tool, Not a Replacement:
  • The distinction between automating tasks and strategic decision-making
  • How AI frees up lawyers to focus on high-skill, critical tasks
Choosing the Right AI Solutions:
  • The importance of security and compliance in AI tools
  • How to ensure AI solutions are reputable and industry-compliant
The Evolutionary Perspective on AI in Law:
  • Comparing the adoption of AI to historical technological advancements
  • The potential of generative AI to revolutionize law firm operations
Pratik Shah – Personal Links
EsquireTek – Company Links
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