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The Legal Industry Technology and Innovation Roadmap (TIR) was launched by Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong at TechLaw.Fest, an annual conference on law and technology, on 2 Oct 2020. It sets out plans by the Ministry of Law to promote innovation, technology adoption and development in Singapore’s legal industry for the next decade.
These days, competition is too stiff for law firms not to seek out every advantage that will help them more effectively win clients and keep their business. Knowledge management (KM) is an effective way for firms to level up their external services and internal operations. This article shares what a strong KM function can do for your firm.
How to future-proof your personnel – especially in uncertain times. Digital transformation is less about technology and more about people. You can pretty much buy any technology, but your ability to adapt to an even more digital future depends on developing the next generation of skills, closing the gap between talent supply and demand, and future-proofing your own and others’ potential.
The challenges presented by the COVID-19 have been unique, unprecedented, and wide-ranging, upheaving our personal and professional lives with a “new normal” that has changed the very fabric of society. Courts, law firms, corporate legal departments, and legal technology providers will be adapting to a transformed legal ecosystem with distributed staff, virtual offices, and a demand for integrated digital solutions.
Innosight recently concluded a two-year strategic transformation effort with a prominent law firm in the Asia-Pacific region, and here they discuss the disruptive challenge faced by the legal industry, describe the response of a leading practitioner, and highlight the five questions that managing partners should consider.
With the new Circuit Breaker measures, companies including law firms are now required to work from home. Despite this, law firms can still operate without compromising on their workflow and business processes. Join this webinar to find out how Tembusu Law has used Dropbox to transform and digitise their business, ensuring that their productivity is not affected during this period.
As a pioneer under the SmartLaw Recognition scheme, Covenant Chambers LLC has since moved from a small boutique law firm to a mid-sized one known for its tech-driven practices and effective legal strategies. Through the use of Litera Microsystems’ Contract Companion and DocXtools Companion, both lawyers and paralegals of the firm have enjoyed greater productivity, accuracy and time savings in the document review process. With consistent and error-free work, the firm has been able to build greater trust with their clients, resulting in better business outcomes.
Singapore Law Practices today face far more challenges than before. Despite this, the opportunity exists to be bold and rewards those who venture out. By leveraging on technology, Ark Law Corporation and Albakri LLC have taken steps to advance their own paths, broken the mould and built community-service focused firms. Productivity solutions like CoreMatter and NetDocuments have allowed them to reduce time spent on administrative matters and go largely paperless. These have allowed them to keep their costs low, enabled them to pass on cost savings to their clients and made high quality legal services accessible to everyone.
The Law Society of Singapore is pleased to have held the first of our monthly Members’ Tea Sessions at Yang Coffee & Toast on 21 January 2020. These Sessions are aimed at strengthening member engagement, to allow the Society to better attune our initiatives to support law firms.
Spotlight on Tech-celerate for Law: Success in Driving Adoption of Tech Solutions Across Law Practices
The Tech-celerate for Law scheme has benefitted a range of small to mid and large-sized law practices ever since its launch in May 2019. Tessaract.io, one of the pre-approved solutions under Tech-celerate for Law, has combined different software functions into an integrated one-stop shop. Hear from Jacque Law LLC, Aquinas Law Alliance and Oon & Bazul LLP on their experiences in implementing Tessaract.io and how they have benefitted in different ways!
Lawyers spend most of their time drafting or working with documents, but typical attorney document workflows fail for three reasons: they don’t maximise profitability, leverage prior knowledge, or incorporate final transaction management.
Transforming your business by leveraging productivity-enhancing technology is easier than you think. By using right-sized solutions such as drafting and document automation tools, you can improve the quality of your work, client experience as well as increase the profitability of your business. Join us for a complimentary seminar to learn about the benefits of using document automation software!
Legal professionals are working increasingly longer hours year over year, with 55% citing increasing client demands as a factor. The good news? Legal technology can make your work easier and more efficient. Join Thomson Reuters for this event on 28 November to learn how WestLaw and Practical Law can help you to perform your research 78% quicker so that you can focus on more strategic work for your clients.
While new technology enhances the relevance and accuracy of search results, the key to quality results lies with the understanding of search concepts and techniques by lawyers, paralegals and law librarians. Join the Law Society of Singapore and LexisNexis to find out how Legal Research is changing in the face of new technology and how your firm can leverage on it to reduce risk and enhance efficiency!
With countless innovative solution offerings in the market, how can you ensure that your business environment is ready for technological enhancements? Join us on 24 October to discover why print capture should possibly be the first step of your transformation journey.
Every year globally, millions of documents pass through the hands of lawyers to build cases for their clients and this only grows over time. According to the Future Ready Lawyer’s Survey, seven out of 10 lawyers struggle with the increasing volume and complexity of document processing and want to focus on efficiency and productivity in document management and processing.
Amid all the talk in legal circles about innovation, change and the death of the billable hour, there is real tension as to how law firms can best measure innovation and drive productivity, writes Mark Andrews.
Technology will be ubiquitous, but the most successful premium firms will be those that harness human creativity, empathy and insight, and develop deep and trusting personal relationships.
Want to gain a competitive edge for your law firm? Join us on 20 September to learn about the best-in-class technologies, best practices and data metrics to help you make better decisions for your firm!
Transforming Your Legal Practice Masterclass: Leading Innovation, Collaboration and the Workforce of the Future
What determines the future success of your law firm? How can your law firm lead innovation, embrace collaboration and establish new capabilities in this age of digital disruption? Does your law firm have what it takes to transform? Join us at our upcoming ‘Transforming Your Legal Practice’ Masterclass to find out more!
Ready to kickstart your digital transformation with seamless collaboration? Join the Law Society of Singapore and Dropbox Business on 10 September to find out the key steps to achieve business success with digital transformation!
Do you spend most of your time drafting documents, and do so under continued pressure to turnaround high-quality work quickly? Join us for this session to find out how the Litera Microsystems Companion Suite can help you to automate much of the drafting process, reduce the risk of costly legal errors and ensure that the best available content is used across your firm!
LegalComet eDiscovery Cloud powered by Nuix Ringtail is able to take on cases of any size and complexity without upfront investment or technical expertise. Join us on 29 August for a morning of insights on the eDiscovery landscape and find out what it means to adopt eDiscovery to future-proof your practice!
In the midst of the buzz and hype around LegalTech, it is important for us to have an educated discourse on the realities of LegalTech and to explore strategies for law firms.
Radical change is needed for business leaders to prepare their organisations for the new realities of work. It has been estimated that 57 per cent of all jobs across the globe are at risk of being automated within the next five years. The legal industry is no exception…
The Tech-celerate for Law conference was held on 15 May 2019 to commemorate the launch of the Law Society’s latest legal technology initiatives, the Tech-celerate for Law programme and the SmartLaw Guild. This article provides a summary of the conference proceedings.
Wish to learn how to Tech-celerate to win in today’s fast changing legal landscape? Join Thomson Reuters and Law Society of Singapore for a seminar sharing on 25th July to discover how a small Singapore law firm is benefiting from better quality and speed in a contract’s lifecycle!
Adopting legal technology can seem like a time-consuming and costly undertaking. In this article, lawyers from three small and medium firms detail their firm’s experiences with legal technology and share their insights into the adoption process.
Missed the Tech-celerate for Law event? Watch the event highlights video now!
This article considers the last mile problem framed as the utilisation of technology at law firms, and how solving it could provide significant business benefits.
President of the Law Society of Singapore Gregory Vijayendran with Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran at the launch of the SmartLaw Guild at the InterContinental Singapore, on May 15, 2019.
Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran launched the SmartLaw Guild to encourage legal firms to adopt new technologies and stay competitive. It is a platform which brings together firms that want to reinvent themselves so as to stay relevant in the industry.
A S$3.68 million scheme to help Singapore law practices adopt tech solutions was launched today. Called the Tech-celerate for Law programme, it’s the latest initiative to help the sector go digital,...
Join us at our ‘Tech-celerate for Law’ Event on 15th May 2019 for a series of talks, panel discussions and the opportunity to interact with pre-approved vendors to gain a better understanding of the various technology solutions!
Tech-celerate for Law is a support scheme for the adoption of technology solutions by Singapore Law Practices (SLPs). Qualified SLPs are able to select and adopt legal technology solutions from 7 pre-scoped categories with up to 70% funding support in the first year of implementation.
Under a new Tech-celerate for Law programme, Singapore law practices can get funding support of up to 70 per cent for the first-year cost of adopting baseline and advanced technology solutions.
There is a feeling in the legal world that fundamental change is something like turning the Titanic. Many of us believe deep down that, no matter what happens, most things will be the same five or even 10 years…
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the legal industry is increasing and it is here to stay. The Business Times looks at what such technology means for the legal fraternity.
Discovery and litigation support services have seen increasing demand, with exponentially increasing data volumes and complexity also making it harder to meet court and client deadlines. Find out how visualisation offers the context and flexibility the keyword searches and other methods simply cannot.
Hannah Lim from LexisNexis will share about the importance of lawyers in maintaining a robust legal system in the face of technological advancement and change.
Channel NewsAsia – The Big Read: Rise of the machine – how technology is disrupting Singapore’s law firms
Learn how Singapore is playing catch up to embrace technological adoption in the legal and judicial world, as well the changes that it will likely bring about in the future.
The rapid development of Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to disrupt the legal industry. This article summarises the challenges that AI will bring to dispute resolution lawyers.
A group of ten lawyers, led by the President of the Law Society Mr Gregory Vijayendran, jetted off to Australia, Sydney for the second “Lawyers Go Global” overseas mission (Mission) from 30 July 2018 to 2 August 2018.
The Law Society of Singapore, with co-funding from the Ministry of Law, commissioned Blackbox Research, an independent research consultancy to assess the current level of technology adoption in Singapore law firms and solicit feedback to chart the future of legal technology and its relevance to Singapore law firms.
The short to medium-term impact of AI is likely to be significant in light of three big ideas about AI: AI as a utility, AI as augmentation, and AI as legal revolution. As the legal profession begins its journey into the brave new world of 2019 and beyond, it is worthwhile for lawyers to take a step back and reflect on how these three big ideas about AI will impact on the future of legal practice.
The legal profession is being disrupted and “the rate of change is of a magnitude that could take many by surprise”. As the Legal Technology Vision prepared by the Singapore Academy of Law correctly notes: “Lawyers are standing at a crossroads.” You can resist or ride the tide of disruption in the legal profession and choose whether or not to implement legal technology in your law firm.
This article examines two recent ideas in man-machine collaboration – transformation of business processes and digital doubles – which may impact the legal profession in the future.
SMARTLAW Special: A Lawpreneur in the Making / Transform Your Legal Practice with Cloud Document Management & Collaboration
Bernard Chung, a participant of Law Society’s Mission to Sydney will share his key learnings from the recent Lawyers Go Global (LG2) Mission to Sydney (“Mission”) which took place in August 2018 and how the Mission personally benefited him. Bernard also participated in the Inaugural LG2’s Mission to Guangzhou.
Any organisation handling sensitive data should take their cybersecurity seriously. This is especially true when most of the developed world are integrating several of their critical operations with advanced technologies ranging from the Cloud, to various project management services supplied by Google.
Raising one’s AIQ (Artifical Intelligence Quotient) is necessary for lawyers who wish to make informed decisions on AI-powered legal solutions. This article outlines some important AI concepts that lawyers must know to begin raising their AIQ.