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Legaltech Talks Hub

Event Type
Law Society Skillnet
Online, On-Demand
CPD Hours
This is dependent on the course(s) completed


Aim and Objectives
Legaltech and lawtech are terms used to describe the technology used by legal service providers and the justice community to help them deliver legal services or resolve disputes. It includes the technology to allow businesses and individuals to take care of their own legal matters.

Legal practitioners, academics and businesses are learning about, implementing, and developing a range of technologies for lawyers, judges and courts.

Recognising the importance of technology and innovation for the future of the legal services profession and the administration of justice, Legaltech Talks is a series of talks developed by Law Society Skillnet. The talks will be made available as complimentary online on-demand talks throughout the year. The aim of Legaltech Talks is to give practitioners the information about technology and innovation and how it can enhance the provision of legal services. 

These courses are suitable for solicitors, legal executives and all staff in a law firm.

Course 4: Course 3: AI: your firm and the future
In this lecture, recorded at the Practice and Regulation Symposium December 2023, David Kerrigan, author & international keynote speaker discusses the use of generative AI for legal professionals. 

CPD hours: 1 client care and professional standards (by eLearning)

Course 3: Digitising Justice: Technology and Access to Justice: the experiences of the Louisiana (USA) online court
In this course, recorded at the Human Rights Annual Conference in 2023, Judge Schlegel discusses his experiences from Louisiana’s online court. Judge Scott Schlegel, 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, Division D, State of Louisiana
Judge Scott U. Schlegel, a pioneer in using technology in Louisiana state courts, “manages what may be one of the most advanced courts in the country for delivering justice online,” according to a leading legal tech journalist.  Judge Schlegel is the recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ 26th Annual William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, one of the highest judicial honors in the country, and was featured on the cover of the American Bar Association Journal after being named a 2021 Legal Rebel.  As a District Court Judge, Judge Schlegel handles a variety of cases, including criminal, civil and domestic. Judge Schlegel also serves as a volunteer judge for two specialty courts he started in Jefferson Parish; Reentry Court and Swift & Certain Probation. Judge Schlegel works tirelessly to improve the justice system. He has written and spoken nationally about these critical improvements to the justice system on many occasions.

CPD hours: 0.5 general (by eLearning) 

Course 2: The Paperless Lawyer
Gerard Groarke BL www.paperless-academy.com demonstrates how lawyers can go completely paperless: Receiving and dealing with digital documents and materials; Manipulating digital documents - extracting pages and building booklets; Digital notebooks - supercharging your paperless productivity; Digital resources - how to make the best use of online information; Annotating digital documents - no different to paper.
CPD hours: 0.5 professional development and solicitor wellbeing (by eLearning)

Course 1: Technology and Law

(i) Technology and Law - what's out there and how do I get started? 
Christina Blacklaws, Solicitor, Managing Director Blacklaws Consulting, Former President of Law Society of England & Wales

(ii) The Augmented Lawyer: Insights into Effective Law and Tech Strategies 
Dr David Cowan FRSA, Assistant Professor School of Law and Criminology Maynooth University

Topics and Issues

  • What technology is out there
  • Why does it matter
  • What are the benefits
  • What technology are law firms investing in
  • How does it relate to your own law firm
  • Communication using technology

CPD Hours: 1.5 professional development and solicitor wellbeing (by eLearning)

Further courses to be announced


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  • Society CPD Scheme at their request. This course must be completed in full to avail of the CPD hours on offer – a partially completed course will not qualify for any CPD accreditation.
  • This course is available from date of registration to 31 December 2024. You should download any course materials you require before this date as you cannot access the course after 31 December 2024.
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