Singapore lawyers back national IT plan

A world-first initiative to drag an entire jurisdiction into the digital age is under way in Singapore. The Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), organised by the agency responsible for developing the country’s legal profession, will encourage firms to adopt new technology, bring lawyers and entrepreneurs together and help ‘lawtech’ startups.

FLIP, launched last week by the Singapore Academy of Law, is part of the Legal Technology Vision, a five-year plan put together by representatives of the judiciary, the Ministry of Law, the attorney general’s chambers and private sector lawyers. The aim is to tackle the paradox that, in one of the world’s most digitally minded countries, much of the legal profession remains in the paper age.

Source: Law Gazette UK