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Honoured to be part of the "panel of experts" (as The Straits Times called it) for the media launch in January of the Singapore Academy of Law's new Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP). Looking forward to being one of the pioneer participants in seeing if we can do anything about the "robot lawyers taking our lunch", as someone put it at the event.
"Today, in Singapore, a new two-year pilot programme that aims to build a tech-driven law industry, otherwise know as legaltech, has been officially launched, half a year after it was unveiled.
Called the Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), this initiative is run by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), a key legal industry development agency in the country. It will bring together legal professionals, tech entrepreneurs, government bodies and investors to incubate new legal service models as well as accelerate the widespread adoption of legaltech.
It will also look into helping lawyers navigate new — and grey — legal areas concerning new technologies, such as house-sharing and drones, for example. Also, if regulations impede new innovations, participants at FLIP will have the opportunity to tackle them together."
From https://e27.co/lawyers-singapore-get-help-tech-disruption-new-programme-20180110/ and https://www.flip.org.sg/single-post/2018/01/16/Lawyers-in-Singapore-to-get-help-with-tech-disruption-with-innovation-programme
Find out more about the programme at the FLIP website at www.flip.org.sg/.
Excerpt from another article at https://www.legaltechnology.com/latest-news/the-singapore-academy-of-law-shows-the-rest-of-the-world-how-to-launch-a-legal-it-innovation-programme/
"In an example of an unusually high-level and joined up legal tech innovation programme, The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) today (10 January) formally launched its Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), a two-year pilot that forms part of a wider bid for Singapore to become the tech hub of Asia.
FLIP, which was first announced last July by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, aims to bring together lawyers, technopreneurs, investors, academics and regulators, in an initiative that will support the development of the delivery of legal services in the future economy.
The programme comprises a Legal Innovation Lab located at the Collision 8 co-working space across the road from the Singapore Supreme Court (pictured); a virtual collaboration platform called LawNet Community; and South East Asia’s first legal tech accelerator to groom promising legal tech start-ups. The first two form part of today’s launch while the accelerator will be launched in April.
To date, 31 participants from 23 entities have signed up for FLIP. These range from large law firms..., small law firms (including ......Consigclear LLC), to local and international legal tech enterprises ...., as well as in-house counsel ...."