Impact of Digitalization on Legal Regulation: formation of new legal practices

Objective: The objective of the research is to examine the impact of digital technologies introduced into law on the formation of new legal practices. Method: The authors used a mixed methodological strategy. The main research method is the dialectical method. Regulatory documents of Russia and foreign countries were chosen as the information basis for the research….

How do lawyers engineer and develop LegalTech projects? A story of opportunities, platforms, creative rationalities, and strategies

Over the last 15 years, the working context of lawyers has undergone many changes. Evolving in an increasingly competitive, deregulated, and globalized market, they are subject to higher tax pressure while being exposed to unbridled technological innovation. Indeed, a growing number of entrepreneurs are using digital solutions to provide online legal services that are supposed…

How do lawyers engineer and develop legaltech projects?: A story of opportunities, platforms, creative rationalities, and strategies

Dubois, C. (2021). How do lawyers engineer and develop legaltech projects?: A story of opportunities, platforms, creative rationalities, and strategies. Law, Technology and Humans, 3(1), 68-81. Over the last 15 years, the working context of lawyers has undergone many changes. Evolving in an increasingly competitive, deregulated, and globalized market, they are subject to higher tax pressure while…

The profession(s) engagements with LawTech: Narratives and archetypes of future law

This article argues that there are three narratives to technology’s role in augmenting, disrupting or ending the current legal services environment—each of which gives life to particular legal professional archetypes in how lawyers react to LawTech. In tracing these influential narratives and associated archetypes, we map the evolving role of LawTech, the legal profession and…

Tech Law Fest 2022

After 2 years of virtual events, Singapore’s annual TechLaw.Fest returned for the fifth time with a hybrid event. The conference was attended by around 3,300 participants from more than 100 countries and 60 speakers from 20 to 22 July. The keystone event was the virtual reality metaverse exhibition, that was held on the first day…

Singapore Ministry of Law launches the Legal Technology Platform Initiative

The Singapore Ministry of Law has launched the Legal Technology Platform Initiative, a programme designed to help the legal industry of Singapore to digitise. The initiative is formed of 3 components: The Legal Technology Platform The LTPI Funding Programme Industry Engagement Initiatives The Legal Technology Platform (“LTP”), aims to support law firms, in particular small…

Technology-based legal document generation services and the regulation of legal practice in Australia

This article examines, in the Australian context, the status of technology-based legal document generation services provided directly to the public, where the service provider is not a lawyer or law practice. A brief overview of how legal practice is regulated, what legal practice is and who can engage in it under Australian law is provided…

Trade Mark Infringement and Artificial Intelligence

Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are starting to alter the way in which consumers shop for and purchase goods and services. This exploratory article examines some of the implications the increasing use of AI technologies may have to the law of trade mark infringement under New Zealand’s Trade Marks Act 2002. Trade mark infringement is…

Information technology and the future of legal education: A provocation

This short paper explores, albeit in a preliminary fashion, challenges to legal education arising from the significant impact of new information and communications technologies (ICTs) on law and legal practice. It uses the pervasiveness of ICTs to reframe the question of “law and technology” from a philosophical perspective that sees information technology as an “environmental…

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