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Dory Reiling Ph.D. Mag.Iur. is an independent judicial reform expert specialising in, inter alia, the application of technologies in courtrooms. She retired as a senior judge at the Amsterdam District Court, where she was involved in designing digital procedures in the civil courts in the Netherlands, and she has worked as a senior judicial reform specialist at the World Bank.

Dory is the author of Technology for Justice: How Information Technology can support Judicial Reform, a book on the role of IT in judicial reform (based on her doctoral dissertation) published by Leiden University Press in 2010.

ILT was privileged to be able to interview Dory about some of the challenges currently faced by Indian courts and what lessons might be learnt from best practices in the Netherlands. …


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When OpenAI announced that it was releasing GPT-3 in June 2020, anyone who has been following the development of AI and natural language processing (NLP) was at once in a state of shock and excitement. Previously heralded too dangerous to release to the public, GPT-3 has been described as game-changing by numerous industry observers, and the technology stands to make an impact in the legal profession just as it will in other industries like sports journalism, web development, and social media marketing.

What, though, is the reality of that ‘impact’ likely to be? Are lawyers going to be put out of business by a machine? Or is this just a distortion of what otherwise could be a very useful tool for legal practice? …


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Lawyers are as good as any other professional in keeping up with changes in industry terminology. In fact, lawyers may be even more adept at responding to such changes because of the frequency with which we must keep up with changes in regulations in our day to day work. That being said, lawyers are not altogether immune from confusion over terms. One such area of confusion is the distinction between “legal tech” and “law tech”.

What is legal tech?

Put broadly, “legal tech” is software that helps lawyers to provide legal services more efficiently.

Traditional legal service provision is riddled with inefficiencies. Everything from how we store our documents to how we communicate with clients introduces risks of delay, inaccuracy, and a whole host of human errors that ultimately impact not only how well and how quickly we are able to get our work done, but also the quality of the service that we are able to provide. Legal tech aims to address many of these problems by providing lawyers with tools that can streamline common processes, automate repetitive workflows, eradicate mundane tasks, and speed up service provision. …

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Independent blog covering news, opinions and stories from India’s legal technology sector.

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