Singapore needs to regain edge in legal technology: Chief Justice Menon

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Singapore is no longer a world leader in legal technology, but the Singapore Academy of Law will strive to get the legal profession to step up in this area, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said yesterday.

In his speech, he noted how artificial intelligence assisted transcription, technology facilitated two-way translations, and virtual courts feature prominently in some Chinese courts.

"However, we are some way from implementing these in our courts," he said, addressing 700 members of the legal fraternity at the Academy's 25th annual lecture, held at the Supreme Court Auditorium.

In January, the Future Law Innovation Programme (Flip) was launched here to help law firms integrate baseline technology into their processes and to encourage an exchange of ideas between the technology and legal sectors. [Read More]

Source: Selina Lum - The New Paper


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