Re: @Nifty always something else next
"Such an AI would leave human based law professionals in the dust."
I don't think so. The legal profession has one thing going against AI's: that being the ultimate arbiters are humans who don't always think rationally (humans are emotional first, rational second; it shows during impulse-sensitive events like a crisis or disaster). Being a trial attorney/prosecutor/barrister/anyone who has to argue in an actual courtroom is at least partially an oratory art because of this. Whether it's a single judge, a jury, or a group of higher justices, you pretty much have to push emotional buttons to win your case, much as anyone in the courtroom will deny it.