Yesterday marked the fifth demo night by BXL Legal Hackers and Daan was asked to host the night last-minute because the leading lady of the Belgian Legal Hackers scene – Caroline Calomme – unfortunately fell sick. Here are some photo’s to give those who missed the event a little glimpse into what happened. For those interested in better understanding the value proposition set out by the pitching Legal Techs, here’s a little summary on what…
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…
Our fresh team member Ilona Salo started off her legal design internship with creating a slide deck highlighting most important facts and figures stated in the 2019 Clio Legal Trends Report. In essence the findings can be summarized in two main categories:the drivers that make a firm successfulthe reasons for customers to pick you as their lawyer View the full visual story on LinkedIn Download the visual story Read the 2019 Legal Trends Report Online
Last week our team attended several conferences, workshops and keynotes in To get you up to speed with the latest developments, we wrote a little summary on what we’ve been up to. Legal Geek On Wednesday Daan attended the main event of the Legal Geek Conference in London. As a first timer he wasn’t sure what to expect, but things turned out really well. A full day of keynotes, start-up booths and the most interesting…
Past September Helsinki welcomed legal innovators from all over the world to share their thoughts on what the future of the legal industry should look like. The Legal Design Summit took place for the third time, with over 600 participants flying in from all continents. Our entire team travelled to Helsinki to meet up with the crème de la crème of the global Legal Design community, and of course to root for Matthias during his closing keynote. And…
Legal Innovation Internship Want to work at the forefront of legal tech & design? This is your chance! We like to think of ourselves as a legal special forces team with singular focus and an execution mindset. To live up to this, we need the best talent in the market. Everyone in our team relentlessly drives towards getting shit done and improving the industry we love. At Ethel we see ourselves as the challenger team dedicated to helping…
“Kennis opdoen over wat leeft onder advocaten met als doel richting te geven aan het beleid van de balie tijdens het volgend gerechtelijk jaar.” Vanuit die insteek kreeg Ethel dit voorjaar de opdracht om een online bevraging te organiseren onder de advocaten van Balie Limburg. De Stafhouder presenteerde een beknopte versie van de resultaten van die bevraging tijdens de slotconferentie die afgelopen vrijdag plaatsvond. Ongeveer 34% van de Limburgse advocaten nam de tijd om – anoniem…
Last week I attended the 4th demo-night hosted by Brussels Legal Hackers. The Belgian chapter of the global grassroots community has already hosted over 30 meetups since it was established a few years ago. A big thumbs up to Caroline, Tommy and the rest of the team for their relentless drive and ongoing efforts! The format allows you to explore legal tech solutions in depth. How do you use them? Who decides to build one…
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…