World Law Alliance


Legal Innovation and Disruption

Topics & Schedule

13 October 2021 | GMT + 4 hours

Disrupt or Die - Why Law Firms Will Be the Next Breed of Technology Company

As technology evolves, law firms across the world are increasingly embracing technology as part of their legal solutions to clients. The law firm of the future (and indeed today) can no longer divorce legal solutions from technology. This presentation focuses on case studies from various jurisdictions where law firms have now taken the next step in evolving solutions offered to clients, not only embracing new technologies, but transforming the traditional law firm into fully fledged technology companies.

17 November 2021 | GMT + 10 hours

Navigating the Maze of Legal Disruption

The presentation will be looking at in house counsel and the impact that legal disruption will have on the various functions which make up the in-house counsel environment and analyzing the current legal technology products and related services which are available to in house counsel. Delegates will also gain an understanding of the needs of in-house counsel versus the needs of the business in relation to legal technology products and related service offerings while looking at the advantages of legal technology and the solutions they provide.

28 July 2021 | GMT + 4 hours

The Future of the Legal Profession & The Next Generation Lawyer

With the fourth industrial revolution upon us, the impact of the legal profession and the next generation of lawyers cannot be ignored. It's impossible to predict with certainty how radically the legal profession will transform in years to come, but what we do know is that change is certain. While institutions such as the American Bar Association require members to use technology to the benefit of clients, it must be understood that no technology is infallible. Robust debate and consideration is required in order to determine which legal functions should be aided by technology, in order to protect clients’ interests. Universities can play an important role in understanding and refining the moral and ethical obligations created by the use of technology.