This is part of an occasional series: Is My Job Safe? These stories look at jobs that might be at risk because of technology and automation.
Shannon Capone Kirk's first job as a young lawyer in the late '90s was "document review."
It meant "spending weeks upon weeks in either a warehouse or a conference room flipping through bankers boxes and reading paper documents," says Kirk, who now runs the electronic legal research practice, known as e-discovery, at Ropes & Gray in Boston.
The process was time-consuming and expensive.