FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Employment Law Center of Maryland has recently adopted an artificial intelligence tool that acts as a legal assistant — a move that an attorney at the center says will help close the gap for access to justice. The nonprofit law firm has been using the tool — called CoCounsel — for the past few months to complete time-intensive tasks like legal research, drafting documents and contracts and reviewing documents. It’s become an integral part of the day-to-day work, the center’s managing attorney, Joseph Gibson, said. Casetext, the legal AI company that developed CoCounsel, says it can do “document review, legal research memos, deposition preparation and contract analysis in minutes.”