Singapore-Attorneys can now use a new government-supported technology platform to manage proceedings, share documents with clients and colleagues, and handle billing issues.
The Legal Technology Platform, which aims to help Singapore’s legal practice streamline everyday workflows, was officially deployed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 19).
The platform was jointly developed by the Ministry of Justice (MinLaw) and the technology company Lupl, taking into account feedback from more than 100 lawyers in various practical disciplines.
On Friday, MinLaw said it would help law firms bear the initial costs of adopting platforms and other integrated legal technology tools.
With this funding initiative, supported by Enterprise Singapore and the Infocomm Media Development Authority, qualified law firms only pay $ 21 per user per month for the first two years, while regular subscription costs are 69 per user per month. It’s a dollar. ..
The platform aims to support small and medium-sized legal affairs that may face resource constraints when adopting legal technology with digital transformation. However, large law firms and corporate in-house lawyers can also be used.
You can access the platform from an internet browser such as Google Chrome.
Various types of case matter templates are available on the platform, with details such as the timeline and steps to perform.
Details of legal issues, such as status and task deadlines, are displayed on the platform.
Lawyers can link the platform to other digital solutions they use, such as Google Docs, and access the documents and information stored there. The platform is also connected to the popular messaging app WhatsApp, which allows lawyers to communicate with clients from a single platform.
MinLaw said there are plans to include additional features in the platform. For example, links to other online services such as LawNet, the legal investigation portal, and electronic proceedings of the Supreme Court system.
We have now set up a committee of 10 lawyers from various disciplines to provide feedback and suggest improvements to the platform.
The ministry will also work with Singapore’s Legal Association to host a series of outreach and training events on the platform for lawyers.