TechTorget – hybrid event

The Norwegian legal tech event TechTorget will be organized for the third time on April 27th. After a live event in 2019, a digital event in 2021, TechTorget will now be a hybrid event. TechTorget which is organized in collaboration with the Norwegian Bar Association is the Norwegian arena where lawyers stay informed about modern IT solutions relevant for the legal market. Opened by the state secretary, with two panels discussing client – lawyer collaboration and court – laywer collaboration via digitalization, and with a start-up pitch for new technolgies TechTorget offeres a lot of exciting legal tech within a 4 hour timespan. Sign up for the event via www.techtorget.no or send email to event@techtorget.no

Legal Innovators

Welcome to Legal Innovators, a two-day interactive conference featuring high-level discussions and demonstrations on technology, innovation, and the law’s business. Bringing together the industry’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, legal services businesses, and legal operations professionals.

Read more and buy tickets here: https://www.legalinnovators.co.uk/

TechBBQ

TechBBQ is curating an incredible program across 4 different stages, each tailored to provide top-notch content from the brightest minds in the game.

Listen to intimate fireside chats at our Campfire Stage, get a first look at the unicorns of tomorrow at our BBQ Stage, hear from bold entrepreneurs at our Forest Stage, and take a deep dive into tomorrow’s breakthroughs at the Tech Stage.

Read more and buy tickets here: https://techbbq.dk/tickets/

Nordic Legal Tech Day

Nordic Legal Tech Day is a day full of interactions and knowledge sharing about the world of legal tech tools and the future role of legal departments and lawyers. This is a full-day event where you get to network with thought leaders, entrepreneurs and legal techies that are ready to transform the legal industry and the work life of lawyers.

In 2020, the Nordic countries joined forces in creating the next edition of Nordic Legal Tech Day. With four separate events in four cities (Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Oslo) the future Nordic Legal Tech Day events will be bigger and better than ever.

Read more about the events and buy your tickets here:

https://nordiclegaltechday.com

TechTorget – Virtual event , March 11, 2021

For the second year TechTorget was brought together by Peter van Dam, Chief Digital Officer at Simonsen Vogt Wiig, and Erik Ødegaard, with the full support and collaboration of the Norwegian Bar Association. This year as a 100% virtual event.

The platform from where the event was held, gave the participants the opportunity to network and chat with other participants and all the exhibitors as well as listen to speakers consisting of well-known lawyers and several parallel sessions on 7 topics: Document Management, Document Analysis, Case Administration, Modern Accounting, Legal Information, Compliance and Security.

The event is designed to help those in the legal sector stay up to date with IT in general, and what legal-focused digital solutions are available in the marketplace.

As a participant the experience was very pleasant and with a lot of relevant and interesting topics. We are looking forward to next years event, hybrid, virtual or physical.

TechTorget is the arena where lawyers can find out and stay up to date on modern IT solutions that are relevant to the legal sector. This is where you meet several of the providers of these products and services.

TechTorget, Oslo

This month saw the inaugural launch of TechTorget in Oslo. The event was brought together by Peter van Dam, Chief Digital Officer at Simonsen Vogt Wiig, and Erik Ødegaard, with the full support and collaboration of the Norwegian Bar Association. 

The event aims to provide the legal sector with an overview of legal tech solutions that are proven and available to legal practitioners to implement right now.

“We saw the legal sector and vendors using enormous amounts of time to meet each other. So we created a sort of marketplace for them.”  

Photo of TechTorget event in Oslo
TechTorget’s inaugural event in Oslo

Spending just 2-3 hours at the event, says van Dam, can help lawyers to stay informed on the many vendors they would otherwise be unaware of in the market who are providing some great solutions.  

What’s more, the event makes future legal tech concrete. It can really demonstrate how, through small steps and investing in real solutions, the legal industry has nothing to fear as it prepares for that future. 

QV Forum 2019

Nordic Legal Tech telling it like it is!

The 10th and final QV Forum was held in Stockholm this year. Its central theme was Law 2.0 – an exploration of the potential disruption of the legal market. 

Nordic Legal Tech was there, with a provocative presentation, “Software Is Eating the World”. CEO Nicholas Hawtin warned:

“The next generation of solution builders are focused on users and their problems. The solutions they are building are built on solving the user’s problems as intuitively and simply as possible. They are focused on the task the user is trying to perform, not on the legal issue related to that task. The resulting solutions integrate seamlessly and are often invisible.

“This may sound straightforward, but it is very hard to do – and it is not something law firms do well. Their processes do not support it. Their business model directly hinders it. Eventually, their inability to master it will cost them lots of jobs and massive revenue. And ‘eventually’ is coming faster than many of them understand.”

“Software is Eating the World.”

London Calling – LegalGeek 2019

Nordic Legal Tech couldn’t make LegalGeek London this year but we have one of our trusty members reporting on this increasingly important event. Torsten Torpe, head of Legal Tech Innovation at Bech-Bruun, gives us a run down of Bech-Bruun’s presentation at the conference and some comments on the gig generally.

Photo of Torsten Torpe speaking at LegalGeek London 2019
Torsten Torpe speaking at LegalGeek 2019, London

Discussing best practice for AI adoption at LegalGeek

At this year’s LegalGeek conference, we were invited by Luminance (an AI software provider) to talk about how you actually get started using Artificial Intelligence. Being among the early adopting law firms of AI, we were asked to share our experience and pinpoint the dos and don’ts. 

Although vendors and technologists often tend to claim the opposite, getting started with AI and technology in general isn’t easy. Our vast experience shows that it requires a strong buy-in from the top management. A point that is as surprising as it is constructive. We discussed what strong management buy-in means in Bech-Bruun and how we have succeeded in establishing a legal tech innovation unit with direct report to the top management.

Welcome Risma!

Legal tech provider, Risma, joins Nordic Legal Tech

We extend a warm welcome to our third legal tech provider member, Risma Systems.

“At RISMA Systems we create IT solutions that help companies save resources and simplify the many complex Governance, Risk & Compliance tasks. Our solutions are designed to make it easier to identify risks and secure compliance by translating legal requirements into practical tasks and procedures, while always ensuring cross-organisational collaboration. Our vision is to create a compliance culture and it is our pleasure to work towards that vision together with Nordic Legal Tech.” Søren Kirketerp, Channel Partner Director

We’re looking forward to working with you!

A New Collaboration Between Nordic Legal Tech Members

Dansk Advokater and Schultz Legal join forces

The business association for Danish law firms, Danske Advokater, and Danish law firm, Schultz Legal, have come together to provide a new platform for lawyers to access and search for legal information. The new product will compete with the only service currently on the market and offered by Karnov.

The partners expect to launch their product in September 2020 and are hoping the collaboration will ensure competition in the legal information search market.

Read the press release here (in Danish).