Legal Tech – The Future of the Law?

theme No.: 18b
responsible federal state: Federal Government
date: 25.05.2021 - 28.05.2021

The conference is being held for leading personnel at courts and Public Prosecution Offices, judges from all jurisdictions, and for public prosecutors. Being particularly well versed in technological matters is not a requirement for attendance. Information technology increasingly shapes all areas of modern life, including legal work. Developments in the general economy and among lawyers, especially on the market for legal services, mean new challenges for judicial authorities.  Thanks to online legal platforms and automatic processes for making claims and out-of-court settlements, consumers are increasingly turning to alternative ways of accessing the law. The work of judicial authorities is also ever more intertwined with digital technology. The next step in this development will be the deployment of algorithm-based proceedings and automation which use of artificial intelligence. Which technologies are being used by lawyers to make claims on behalf of their clients? How can judicial authorities ensure that they keep pace with these developments? Which technologies can judicial authorities use to facilitate and streamline their day-to-day work? How can we, in an increasingly digital world, make sure justice is done by the courts in any individual case, and ensure the right to a fair trial? How, can the independence of the judiciary and transparency in decision-making be ensured? These and other questions will be discussed during the conference. The conference will also delve into developments in technology, the economy and the law. It should also prepare the participants for the shift towards the digital in the area of the law.

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