"But at least this new automated-lawsuit system will keep a lot of lawyers employed."
Me, I would rathe see lawyers unemployed. We could use them as compost or for ginning cotton ("...Premium organic hand-ginned cotton...".
My ex-wife is a lawyer. You are significantly overestimating her utility as an unemployed lawyer.
Surely an unemployed lawyer actually brings value to society simply by not operating as a lawyer... ie the more lawyers there are the worse things are for society, so the fewer lawyers, the more unemployed lawyers, the better.
Therefore an unemployed lawyer is more productive in the larger context than an employed lawyer (working as a lawyer).
So what I'm getting at is that lawyers are actually more a burden on society than the unemployed.