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Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds Huge advances in technology changes in the way society uses professional services and deregulation of the market for legal services are fundamentally changing the way that lawyers do their work. They certainly do not mean that lawyers will be replaced by robots anytime soon for the most part. But they do raise some new challenges for those entering the profession. With that in mind, what we’re looking to achieve on this course can best be summed up in the learning outcomes below. We’re hoping to understand how the legal profession and market for legal services operates, to consider the effect of huge advances in technology on the profession and on society in general.

Skip to 0 minutes and 41 seconds And to explain the effects of tech and disruption on the traditional model of legal services. We’re also gonna evaluate how technology will change the way that lawyers do their jobs. Over the next three weeks, we’re gonna look at what these changes are, how they came about and why they’re important. So with that in mind, let’s take a quick look at the course structure. In week one, the course looks at the background to innovation and tech, looking at the legal profession, the market for legal services and how technology is changing society. In week two, we’ll look at legal innovation by learning what innovation is, how it’s transforming the business of law, the importance of ethics within the changing profession.

Skip to 1 minute and 23 seconds And we’ll look at a case study of a successful legal entrepreneur. In week three, we’ll examine legal tech, it’s a big buzzword now. And this course will examine automation, artificial intelligence and put these tools into context within the profession. Throughout the course there’ll be articles, quizzes and discussions to help you cement the learning outcomes. And moreover, you can find a wealth of information online on the subject of legal innovation. Welcome to the course, I hope that you enjoy it.

A quick welcome to the course

Welcome to the course, and welcome to week 1. This week we will cover the background to Legal Innovation and Tech by looking at the Legal Profession, past and present; who buys legal services; and the impact on society of huge advances in tech.

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Introduction to Innovation and Technology in Legal Services

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