Matthias Dobbelaere-Welvaert

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It has been a great honor to kickstart Ethel, the legal tech & legal design agency. With a unique position between lawyer or counsel and (software) provider, Ethel has leaped in a truly rare position in the legal market. However, not without some pain in my heart, I’ve decided to fully focus on my Foundation, called ‘the Ministry of Privacy’, which is battling for more and improved privacy guarantees, against public and private…
At Ethel we want to help legal practitioners improve their service delivery. One way in which we want to achieve this, is by introducing service design into the legal industry. In doing so, we want to spot pain points and intervene where needed. By creating a value blueprint, we want to map out both the front-end experience the legal user goes through, as well as the back-end experience the service provider goes through. Legal design…
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, I was invited for a panel discussion in Mechelen by the Flemish Legal Counsel Association (Vlaamse Juristenvereniging). The subject for the night was “Brave New Justice – or how robots are taking over justice.” It turned out to be an animated evening, where Frank Judo from the Vlaamse Juristenvereniging provided a solid intro, followed by an interesting intermezzo on robots in the medical world by Dr. Tom Tuytten, urological robot…