Discussions on the status of the technologies and the trend of further development will form part of the presentation.

Speaker

Dr Alan Ma, Solicitor, FCIArb, CEng, MICE, MBCS, MIMarEST, BSc(1st Class), PhD
The host speaker will be joined by his students who participated in the research project at Birmingham City University.

Agenda

18:15 - Registration
18:20 - Welcome: Tom Goodman and David Hazelwood Branch Chairs
18:25 - Main Presentation followed by Q&A Dr Alan Ma “The use of emerging technology in the legal sector”
20:00 - Meeting will close

Synopsis

The advance of technology is disrupting every industry, including the legal sector. To capture the perceived benefits of these technologies, all parties concerned in the legal industry are now planning for or undergoing some forms of digitalisation. ‘Going digital’ requires strategic planning to avoid undesirous outcomes. A pre-requisite of devising a digitalisation strategy is to know what the available technologies are and how they apply in specific practice areas.

Discussions on the status of the technologies and the trend of further development will form part of the presentation.

About the speaker

Dr Alan Ma is dual-qualified in Engineering and Law. He is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, and Scotland (non-practising), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Chartered Engineer and a full member of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. His working experience in engineering, computing technology, contracts manager and legal practices spans over 30 years. Before his academic appointment at Birmingham City University in England in 2019, Alan was Resident Partner of an international law firm's branch office in Hong Kong.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Birmingham branch

Webinar: The use of emerging technology in the legal sector
Date and time
13 April, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Location
Webinar
Price
Free