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Law is not solely about litigation, contracts or lengthy court judgements anymore. The industry of law has evolved over the years and become receptive to more innovative and unconventional roles that can make it more efficient and approachable to the end consumer.  One such emerging sub-field is the field of ‘legal design’, formed with the amalgamation of law and design thinking. While the concept isn’t new, its applicability sure is. In this post, we probe…
While online dispute resolution (ODR) is widely considered the digital version of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), there are key differences that not only position ODR as a convenient tool for those involved in disputes but as an innovation that will fundamentally alter the way that access to justice is achieved in India. ODR in Indian can handle disputes of most kinds and, being technology-based, can introduce significant – even game-changing – efficiencies into what is…
A later bloomer yet a rapidly growing sector – legal tech is quickly moving from the fringes of the sector to becoming an important point of conversation in the mainstream legal industry. Whether it is optimising legal research for lawyers, streamlining legal operations for businesses and law firms, or enabling access to justice to citizens at large, legal technology is showing great promise world over in reinventing how the legal industry functions.  This young sector…
The world is facing disruptions that no one prepared it for. However, one thing that has remained constant is the technological augmentation in all spheres of our lives — in some areas more than others.  One of the last industries of our modern world that have remained largely unaffected by technological disruption is the legal industry. Because of this, even though modern society is quickly becoming an internet-based digital society, the legal industry and infrastructure…
Thousands of law students graduate in India every year, and if you’re one of them, you may have already started dreaming about becoming the next Harish Salve or Zia Mody. While the majority associate only advocates with a legal career, there is an entire goldmine of opportunities present for young law graduates. A concoction of law with technology, finance, business development and the likes has created various lucrative law career options in India that go…
One of the most critical and non-negotiable tasks of a lawyer is legal research. However, legal research has been infamously a time-consuming task, requiring hours on end to find relevant references that can support even the smallest of arguments. While there have been numerous improvements in the legal research sector to simplify the process, the task remains predominantly dependent on a lawyer’s research skills as well as a preliminary level of prior knowledge about what…
Since the last two decades, digitisation has crept into even the smallest aspects of our lives. It has integrated economies, reinvented industries, enhanced collaboration, and has become a springboard for a host of innovations across almost every sector.  However, until recently, justice systems worldwide have lagged far behind, and due to a general lack of digitization in justice administration systems, the old and archaic systems have prevailed. Had this not been the case, entrepreneurs would…
Law firms in India are now increasingly relying on software to manage their clients and streamline their processes. One of the most commonly used tools to do this is Lawyer Practice Management Software or Law Practice Management Software (LPMS).  An LPMS can perform an array of functions that can ‘simplify legal’ for both clients as well as service providers. However, in a digital world where everyone claims to be the best, finding the right law…
Lawyers, by and large, have been reluctant to adopt technology and have often criticised the adoption of new mechanisms. Many have even been apprehensive about whether the use of technology in future would end their dominion. Although the law itself has remained progressive towards the use of technology, its progress was slowed down by the ambivalent attitude of the lawyers towards it. Interestingly, all lawyers were using the technology for their personal use but were…
Law firms of all shapes and sizes are feeling the pressure to act as seismic shifts in the legal profession make apparent the need for innovation. Whether it is getting trained in a new technology or fundamentally changing a firm’s business model, the experience of change, in what has been – and to a great extent remains – a change-resistant profession, has presented innumerable challenges. That said, the emergence of Chief Innovation Officers (CINOs) in…