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Course Duration:
  Full Time: 2 months; Part time: 3 months
Mode of Study:
  Online
  Certificate
  Successful candidates will receive the Modular Certificate in Legal Technology and Innovation Skills from London School of Business and Finance.
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This course will provide an overview legal office technology tools and legal technology. Upon successful completion of this modular course, learners can understand and articulate how legal technology and innovation add value to the practice of law.

This modular course aims to develop students’ understanding of legal technology and innovation, to enable them to add value to legal practice by facilitating digitalisation and process change.

Students will be taught to understand the difference between legal technology and legal innovation.

Students will be given an overview of common office productivity tools and legal technology tools and taught to optimise their use.

Finally, students will be equipped with design thinking skills, which is the prerequisite for accurately and rigorously carrying out legal innovation.

Throughout the course, learners are fully supported, and their development is checked frequently by progress assessments. Learner performance and satisfaction is monitored to ensure that the course meets learners’ personal development needs; and industry contacts ensure that the programme is relevant and suitable for the demands of a career in the industry.

Students will learn the following throughout the duration of this course:

  • Learn how to apply legal technology in practice, not just theoretical knowledge about the state of legal tech.
  • Learn from legal technology and design professionals. Instructors who are the intersection of law and technology, not pure lawyers or pure technologists. They have practical experience implementing legal technology in real world use cases.
  • Learn cross-functional skills that can be applied even beyond law (i.e. design thinking, agile methodology, lean design).
  • Learn strategic transformation skills, how to put together a digitalisation strategy and implement it in your firm.
  • Course focuses on practical skills that can add value to a legal practitioner from early on in their careers. Skills and knowledge from the course can be used to create improvements in work processes even at small scale, and can be scaled up to organisation-wide transformation.

Delivery Details

 

Lecture / Tutorial/ Seminars /Workshops

Student Independent Learning

Total Hours

36 hours (12 lessons of 3 hours each)

114 hours

150 hours

 

Total Contact Hours: 36

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of legal technology and innovation, to enable them to add value to legal practice by facilitating digitalisation and process change.

Students will be taught to understand the difference between legal technology, technology law, and legal innovation.

Students will be given an overview of common office productivity tools and legal technology tools and taught to optimise their use.

Finally, students will be equipped with design thinking skills, which is the prerequisite for accurately and rigorously carrying out legal innovation.

Module Description:

Part 1 – Introduction

 

Understanding Law & Technology

Part 2 – The 21st Century Office

 

Optimising use of Basic Productivity Tools

 

Understanding Business Processes & Workflows

 

Practice Management & Workflow Systems

 

Knowledge Management

 

Robotic Process Automation

 

Data Protection

Part 3 – Legal Technology

 

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

 

Document Review & eDiscovery

 

Document Assembly & eForms

 

Electronic & Digital Signatures

 

Blockchain & other Distributed Ledger Technologies

Part 4 – Legal Innovation Skills

 

Introduction to Design Thinking

 

Introduction to Lean Design Principles

 

Introduction to Agile Project Management

Part 5 – Applications of Legal Technology & Innovation

 

Designing a Digitalisation Strategy

 

This course is recommended for learners in the legal sector wishing to upskill themselves in technology.

Admission Requirements:

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:

  1. Two passes in GCE A Level Examinations; or
  2. Completion of equivalent High School qualification (12 years); or
  3. Pass in appropriate Foundation / Certificate programme; or
  4. Other similar qualifications.

 Minimum English Language Entry Requirement:

Achieved a grade C6 or better in English language O level; or

Equivalent qualification e.g., IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550; or

LSBF PCE Advanced.

Minimum Age: 21 years

Work Experience: Minimum 1 year in a legal firm

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between legal technology, technology law, and legal innovation
  • Identify relevant technologies for use in the practice of law
  • Optimise use of common office productivity tools
  • Identify pain points in legal processes and propose corresponding solutions
  • Apply design thinking methodology to their analysis of problems and solutions
  • Accurately map business processes
  • Understand and articulate how legal technology and innovation add value to the practice of law

 

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