07 June 2022 | 10AM
How prepared are you for the evolving legal landscape?
The legal landscape is constantly evolving, a fact that rings truer every day. Following the launch of the 2021/22 Legal Tech Report at the 2021 State of the Legal Industry Address in December 2021, LexisNexis and the Law Society of South Africa have again partnered to bring you the State of the Legal Industry: Webinar Series.
The 2021/22 Legal Tech Report was a crucial body of research that has helped us better understand the Legal Industry. Having unpacked the findings we are thrilled to bring you a webinar series that dives deeper into the interests, growth areas and challenges that are on legal professionals' minds.
BEE & Gender Ownership
Racial and Gender inclusivity are vital focus areas for companies. Yet women remain in the minority in the legal profession in South Africa, and while fully white owned firms have shown a decline over the past 23 years, they remain the stronghold of small firms in the country. According to the Legal Tech Report 2021/22, almost half of these firms remain fully white owned and only 19% of firms are fully black owned. Join LexisNexis and the Law Society of South Africa as our panelists unpack how you can effectively foster an environment of inclusivity, including placement, training, and mentorship with a view to transformation of the field.
How to Thrive in a Post-Pandemic Working World
Is your workplace prepared for life after the pandemic? Do you have the right systems and processes in place to maintain a safe, healthy, happy and productive work environment, post-pandemic? And how prepared are you for the further changes to HR and Labour Law practice that will inevitably come? Join us as we explore the resulting compliance requirements and facilities management implications for businesses, with guidance and best practice tips offered by our panelists.
Legal in the Digital Age
The Legal Tech Report 2021/2022 showed a clear leaning toward investment in technology, with 27% of firms already investing heavily in processes and technology and 30% planning it in the next 1 – 2 years. As the impact of technological advancements continues to be felt across every industry, how can the legal profession best prepare itself for continued success within this increasingly digital world? And what are the important ethical and other considerations brought on by this shift?
Interested in some of the LexisNexis products that can help take your practice into the Digital Age?