LexTech Conference 2017: “The Future of Law” to prepare regional lawyers for change

We would love to invite to you to join us at #LexTech17, a legal technology conference themed “The Future of Law” organised by Brickfields Asia College and CanLaw, happening in MaGIC Cyberjaya, Malaysia on 4-5 November 2017.

TheMalaysianLawyer.com is a media partner of this conference.

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Bar Council finds BurgieLaw and Dragon Law in breach of Legal Profession Act; yet to decide on CanLaw

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[edit: Burgielaw has responded to this article to clarify matters: “Burgielaw.com wishes to clarify that, as of today, Bar Council has neither disapproved nor disallowed the application of Burgielaw.com.”]

In June 2016, TheMalaysianLawyer.com published an article titled “Malaysian Bar Council’s scrutiny of Dragon Law continues legal innovation debate”, written by Marcus van Geyzel.

The article was prompted by a report that the then Malaysian Bar President, Steven Thiru, had confirmed that Dragon Law‘s entry into the Malaysian market was being scrutinised. Do re-read that article for an analysis of the state of legal innovation in Malaysia at the time.

This article seeks to provide an update on the Bar Council’s stance on services in the innovative legaltech sphere—BurgieLaw, CanLaw (which was launched after the earlier article), and Dragon Law—based on the report by the Legal Profession Committee (“LPC”) dated 1 December 2016 contained in the 2016/17 Annual Report of the Malaysian Bar.

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DIY legal documents for conveyancing transactions — can we really do it without lawyers?

Earlier this year, I was invited to be one of the speakers at the launch of the Collective of Applied Law and Legal Realism (CALR) — the event title was “The End of Lawyers, The Future of Law”.

The launch was a great success, and the report was the front page headline of The Star the following day.

No really, the front page headline of The Star!
No really, the front page headline of The Star!

CALR is an initiative led by my friend Edmund Bon, and is one of the many initiatives which have been discussed (formally and informally) by myself and Edmund with different groups of people in relation to innovation in the legal industry.

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