Participants at the engagement session with the Ministry of Law.
SUSS School of Law students had a fruitful engagement session with Ms Chua Xin Juan, Director, Professional Services Programme Office, Ministry of Law (MinLaw), where they gained insight into the ministry’s efforts to promote technology adoption, development and innovation in the legal industry. Such efforts are guided by MinLaw’s Legal Industry Technology and Innovation Roadmap (TIR), which was launched in 2020 to support law firms and in-house legal teams in their transformation journeys.
One initiative under the TIR is the Legal Technology Platform Initiative (LTPI), comprising:
(a) the Legal Technology Platform (LTP), a matter management and collaboration tool integrated with technology tools commonly used by Singapore law firms,
(b) ongoing industry engagement to continuously test and provide feedback on the LTP and
(c) a funding programme to defray the cost of adoption.
The students had a first-hand look at the platform during the session through a live demonstration by Lupl Inc., MinLaw’s technology partner. Enthused by the platform, Poh Chee Eng, SUSS Law Student shared: “Legal technology is a topic that is close to heart for me, as it is something that I worked on when I was in the civil service, and even now in a legal department of a multinational corporation (MNC). I was very impressed with the Legal Technology Platform demonstration which was seamless and user-friendly, and am very excited to see how our legal industry develops with the launch of the platform and cannot wait to try it out when I enter practice in the future!”