Transforming Contract Review with Innovative ALSPs Partnerships

Artificial Intelligence Contract Review

Today’s corporate and legal environment is complicated. Law firms and legal departments are facing increased pressure from clients and C-suite executives to modernize their practices, lower costs and demonstrate ROI. How can law firms and legal departments continue to deliver value while also being a better partner to the business and clients?

Innovative Partnerships

One way of achieving those goals involves collaborating with legal technology companies that work with alternative legal service providers (ALSPs). Legal technology vendors at the cutting edge of their fields are increasingly partnering with ALSPs, bringing important innovations to traditional business practices.

These partnerships are playing a pivotal role in redefining and reshaping legal services to provide legal departments and law firms with more innovative, scalable, cost-competitive, and cost-effective solutions. In and of themselves, legal technology vendors and ALSPs can have significant value. But legal technology and ALSP partnerships magnify that value and provide law firms and corporate legal departments with optimal efficiency. The result for clients is lower transaction costs, more deals, or both. When legal departments work with legal technology-enabled ALSPs, they benefit from higher margins and lower costs.

Technology is transforming the legal industry with law firms and legal departments increasingly looking for tech solutions to solve their business problems. According to the 13th Annual Law Department Operations Survey by the Blickstein Group, technology and artificial intelligence (AI) are top of mind for legal departments, as two-thirds believe they will use AI for their legal work in the next three years, an increase from 58% in 2019. The survey participants also agree that their law firms are becoming more innovative, with 53% stating technology helps them deliver legal services more effectively and efficiently, up from 51% last year. ALSPs understand this and are often early adopters of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, predictive analytics, and smart contracts. According to Lisa Hart Shepherd from Thomson Reuters, “The focus of ALSPs on technology innovation gives them a critical edge and makes them ideal partners to take on increasingly important tasks, such as project management and consulting on legal technologies.”

Alternative legal service providers and legal technology

Optimizing Inefficient Contract Review

An example of how collaborations between legal technology vendors and ALSPs can help legal teams is by reviewing and marking up contracts more efficiently and at a lower cost. Contract work is among the most tedious and time-consuming work lawyers do. The process of pre-executing, editing, and marking up contracts involves repetitive work and seemingly endless back and forth exchanges between businesspeople and attorneys. ALSPs that work with AI contract review technology can offer time and cost savings for legal teams and allow them to capture historical information, in order to develop better and more consistent contracts. With AI, the contracting process is faster while maintaining a consistency that’s hard to achieve with human reviewers. With AI-powered contract review, 70% of the review time can be automated, resulting in a much faster turnaround time for significantly less money.

As legal departments struggle with new technologies, pressure on their bottom line, and more complicated legal work, law firms must differentiate themselves from their competition while continuing to prosper financially. This is where the right technology and third-party partners can make all the difference. With the help of innovative partnerships between legal technology companies and ALSPs, legal teams can improve efficiency, gain analytical insights, cut costs, and demonstrate innovation, all while focusing on high-level work. As a result, law firms, legal departments, and clients alike will see more success and opportunities. To read more about how BlackBoiler partners with ALSPs, click here, and our recent partnership with ALSP, Factor, click here.

Share this article to:

We use cookies to personalize content and to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Thank you for visiting

View more
Cookies settings
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie name Active

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or place an order. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or mailing address.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs) To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you) To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs) To process transactions Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested. To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature To send periodic emails The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders by contacting customer service. Google Analytics We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for advertising on the site. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our sites please use this link (

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and a password. We will ask you more questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless we say otherwise, you have to answer all the registration questions. We may also ask some other, voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, professional networks) so we can gain a clearer understanding of who you are. This also allows us to personalise services for you. To assist us in our marketing, in addition to the data that you provide to us if you register, we may also obtain data from trusted third parties to help us understand what you might be interested in. This ‘profiling’ information is produced from a variety of sources, including publicly available data (such as the electoral roll) or from sources such as surveys and polls where you have given your permission for your data to be shared. You can choose not to have such data shared with the Guardian from these sources by logging into your account and changing the settings in the privacy section. After you have registered, and with your permission, we may send you emails we think may interest you. Newsletters may be personalised based on what you have been reading on At any time you can decide not to receive these emails and will be able to ‘unsubscribe’. Logging in using social networking credentials If you log-in to our sites using a Facebook log-in, you are granting permission to Facebook to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth and location which will then be used to form a Guardian identity. You can also use your picture from Facebook as part of your profile. This will also allow us and Facebook to share your, networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Facebook account settings. If you remove the Guardian app from your Facebook settings, we will no longer have access to this information. If you log-in to our sites using a Google log-in, you grant permission to Google to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, sex and location which we will then use to form a Guardian identity. You may use your picture from Google as part of your profile. This also allows us to share your networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Google account settings. If you remove the Guardian from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information. If you log-in to our sites using a twitter log-in, we receive your avatar (the small picture that appears next to your tweets) and twitter username.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Updating your personal information

We offer a ‘My details’ page (also known as Dashboard), where you can update your personal information at any time, and change your marketing preferences. You can get to this page from most pages on the site – simply click on the ‘My details’ link at the top of the screen when you are signed in.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.
Save settings
Cookies settings

BLACKBOILER AI Contract Review Software