Suzhou Intermediate Court integrates GenAI for case assistance, hitting a 70% completion in reference judgements.

In a striking development, Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court has implemented a GenAI-assisted case handling system. Approved by Jiangsu Provincial High People’s Court, this pilot project leverages electronic case files and legal knowledge, combined with large-scale AI models. This specialized language model enhances file understanding, legal semantic cognition, and natural language interaction.

Functions of this system include accurately identifying and citing necessary case facts, facilitating case review and evidence gathering, and simulating judges’ thought processes to draft legal documents. The generated legal documents have shown a high accuracy rate, with the fact-finding section exceeding 95% accuracy and the overall completion of reference judgements around 70%.

Further efforts will see increased application of this GenAI system in complex cases and other court scenarios. This initiative aims to alleviate the workload for frontline officers and enhance efficiency with technology.

At the recent launch event, judges shared their experiences with the system. They noted its ease of use, alignment with existing legal systems, and powerful search and material categorization capabilities. The system’s ability to rapidly generate judgement documents in about 20 minutes was particularly highlighted. Additional features like AI-assisted full-case search, robust search functions, and convenient review and annotation tools were also praised.

Moving forward, the Xiangcheng District People’s Court plans to intensify the application of this GenAI system, participate in the development of case review systems, and expand its application scenarios. They aim to train judges effectively, utilizing intelligent tools to reduce workload and improve case handling quality and efficiency, thereby offering the public the convenience and efficiency of digital justice.