AI is undoubtedly going to impact the work a solicitor does and will certainly limit the amount of "grunt work" that is so familiar to those who have experienced or are coming through the grass roots level of the profession; but if we take a lot of the commentary on this topic at face value, then we are seemingly running the risk that AI will become a prohibitive barrier to entry into the profession.

Teaching and training establishments have a responsibility to our successors to prepare them for the profession they are about to enter.  There needs to be a noticeable shift in the subject matter of a prospective lawyer's education which introduces them to the tools being introduced into everyday practice and the way in which they are used.  Incidentally, as the amount menial or lower level work reduces, new trainees are going to be thrown in at the deep end and will be expected to have a deep understanding of the complex legal issues that their predecessors learned over a more protracted length of time.  

It will certainly be interesting to see how the education system will develop to address this need or indeed, if they will develop at all.  It seems to me that the advent of AI in law will open the door for legal apprenticeships to lead the way in nurturing young lawyers as it exposes them to real life practice from day one and gives said trainees a head start on developing their deep understanding of complex legal issues.