We are curating a first of its kind book in India on the state of play of technology in the law and justice system. The book will feature research on how advancements in tech are impacting the practice of law and policy in India. It will cover a wide range of issues focussed around the use of technology in making law and justice systems more efficient, legal practice more productive, making justice more accessible to the citizens, and discussion around whether and how such technology should be regulated, and financed.
The book presents a state‐of-the-art overview of current research and future thinking in the field of law and technology. It would be of interest to a wide audience including tech companies, government agencies, law firms, legal practitioners, academics, or any student requiring a head-start in the world of modernising law and justice systems.
The first authors’ roundtable discussion featuring some of the finest thinkers in India in this area was held on December 2, 2021. The CoE presented a landscape study of the technology firms and services for delivery of legal, judicial and civic services in India. The study laid out growth trends in the legal-tech industry, and mapped products and services across public and private sector in India. The convening featured discussions on building, regulating and financing digital public infrastructure in the country, and issues of privacy and surveillance concerning the use of technology. The discussion included an overview of legal-tech solutions at law firms, and those provided by start-ups. Contracts, legal education, dispute resolution, court performance and law enforcement were other broad themes covered across sessions.
The conference agenda and list of participants can be found here.