An integrated metaverse platform for legal services?
Singapore’s legal sector is looking to keep up with emerging technologies like the metaverse. According to Singapore’s Second Minister for Law, Edwin Tong, legal services such as marriage proceedings, court case disputes, and government services may one day be offered in the metaverse.
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Mr. Tong spoke at the TechLaw Fest 2022 event-themed “Up Your Game.” The Minister highlighted that carrying out legal proceedings virtually and online has been gaining ground since the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the growing popularity of the metaverse innovation, it is not unthinkable that Singapore may one day have an integrated metaverse platform for legal services. – Mr. Edwin Tong, Second Minister for Law
One key use case he envisions for such a platform is dispute resolution which Singapore’s legal system is a global leader in.
An integrated metaverse platform can easily be used for information on various dispute resolution mechanisms and standard clauses; filing the case with a chosen institution; identifying arbitrators, mediators, experts, and witnesses; communicating with parties involved; booking facilities and dates; and making payments. read more