AI in Everyday Law
Coming soon in 2023
Russell Alexander is working on a new book coming out later this year which explores how artificial intelligence could reshape the legal system. He is one of the first to take a closer look at the rapidly developing field.
The book will look at applications for AI chatbots for things like predicting the outcomes of cases, contract analysis, legal research and even discovery, the process in a lawsuit where lawyers look at large volumes of material such as email or company documents in order to uncover potential wrongdoing.
“A lot of lawyers are concerned that AI will replace lawyers, but it’s far more likely that they’ll change the job instead,” said Alexander. “You might see a lawyer use chatbots to draft filings or do research on case law, then check the work the same way that they currently use a paralegal.”
With AI-driven chatbots passing law school exams, Alexander said it was important to take a step back and look at the broader implications for everything from the cost of getting a divorce to how judges write opinions. The book will be the first from a Canadian family lawyer on the practical effects of this emerging topic in the field of law, as others have been more about corporate law or academic subjects.
Russell Alexander’s Guide to Separation, Divorce and Family Law
“I think you’re muted!”
If you’ve heard this before, chances are you are familiar with Zoom. Perhaps to share a virtual meal with friends and family in the height of the pandemic. Or perhaps in an attempt to sway a life-changing court order in your favour.
From lawyers in cat filters and swimsuits to clients allegedly discussing illegal drugs during court recess while accidentally unmuted, navigating this new territory has been a journey, to say the least.
For many, divorce is the single most stressful and time-consuming event of their life. The pandemic adds further layers of complexity with courthouses temporarily closed and hearings being conducted remotely via Zoom.
Zoom Divorce, Russell Alexander’s Guide to Separation, Divorce and Family Law reviews the court’s pivot to digital and virtual hearings and examines CaseLines, a document-sharing and storage platform for civil and family proceedings.
Complete with real-life case examples, resources, and FAQs, Zoom Divorce, Russell Alexander’s Guide to Separation, Divorce, and Family Law, provides a detailed approach to handle the intricacies of spousal support, division of marital property, child custody, and more over Zoom. Learn helpful tips on how to work effectively with your lawyer and prepare for your Zoom divorce.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce
Including Divorce During a Pandemic
Russell Alexander’s Guide to Separation, Divorce and Family Law
“Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Divorce developed guidelines – with the
help of social workers – on how to keep an already stressed relationship intact. The book
touches on options for divorce, alternative dispute mechanisms and collaborative
practices including collaborative divorce.”
“Reading the pandemic chapter alone provides invaluable information
for anyone considering a divorce.”
-The Toronto Star
In his second book, Russell Alexander answers the questions he’s heard the most from clients
about divorce — especially in recent months.
In the forthcoming “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce,” the longtime
divorce attorney gives a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about divorce,
from the basics of choosing a law firm to alternatives of going to court, to the legal process itself.
When he first sat down to write this book, the pandemic had not yet hit North America. Since
then, the way that clients, lawyers, and judges interact has changed dramatically, while families
working through divorce and custody issues have faced new questions and concerns. The law has
not yet caught up to these changes, and some may prove to be only temporary. But it’s clear that
the pandemic will affect divorce, just as it’s already affected everything from handshakes to air
In response, the book includes a special bonus chapter answering new questions raised by the
pandemic from how to handle custody during a quarantine, to how court operations have
changed to how to work with your attorney remotely.
Alexander’s first book, “The Path to a Successful Divorce,” a No. 1 bestseller on Amazon,
discussed alternatives to divorce court, a specialty of his family law firm.
As in that book, Alexander discusses options such as alternative dispute resolution, four-way
settlement meetings and collaborative practice, which his experience has shown to be less
contentious and less stressful ways for a couple to make tough decisions on mutually-owned
property, custody arrangements, alimony and child support.
Divorce is never easy. Divorce during a pandemic is even harder. But Alexander’s new book can
help families make the decisions that will leave them on solid ground, emotionally, physically
The Path to a Successful Divorce: Russell Alexander’s Guide to Separation, Divorce and Family Law
While the breakdown of a marriage is never an easy or happy time, the process can go smoothly or it can be a roller coaster. On top of all the emotional turmoil, it is time-consuming, costly and very confusing.
That’s why Russell Alexander has written a book outlining the path to a successful divorce, taking readers step-by-step through the process from finding a lawyer to handling post-litigation issues.
In 300+ pages, Alexander’s new book, The Path to a Successful Divorce, which has been an #1 Amazon bestseller, aims to give readers a solid grounding on the key questions about family law that they’ll face as they go through a divorce, including whether they’ll need a separation agreement first, how courts view adultery and why representing yourself is a bad idea.
Some of the questions the book will address include:
- How do I go about finding a good divorce lawyer?
- What can I expect to happen in Family Law Court?
- How do we divide all our possessions?
- Do I have to go to court to get a divorce?
- With a separation agreement, I don’t need to get a divorce, right?
- Are there other options?
The Path to a Successful Divorce brings you real-life experiences, helpful lists and tips, and insightful articles to assist you in answering some of the questions above. This book will help you to work with your lawyer in a more effective and cost-efficient manner.
Having an accomplished and experienced lawyer on your side will go a long way to help you negotiate the system, ensure that you’ve covered all the bases, and head you off on a fulfilling new direction.
About the Author
Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and Amazon bestselling author of The Path to a Successful Divorce where he takes readers through the process from finding a lawyer to handling post-litigation issues. Having practiced family law for over 20 years, Russell crafts creative solutions unique to each client, enabling them and their families to move forward with their lives. A renowned speaker, Russell focuses on technology and the law. He lives with his wife and children in Lindsay, Ontario.
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