UIA International Association of Lawyers Virtual Congress

COVID-19 accelerated the digitalisation of our professional practice. Complete remote working, not only for lawyers, but for all law firm personnel, which in many firms used to be a highly controversial issue, became standard overnight. The same applies to the replacement of face-to-face meetings with online meetings. For many of us, a move to full-fledged remote work was somewhat unusual at first, but still successful. Today’s IT infrastructures allow businesses to continue to offer their services, but business as usual today is quite different from business as usual some months ago, with virtual seminars being the most obvious example!

In our joint session, we will explore and discuss how digitalisation will continue to gain momentum in the wake of COVID-19 and will impact the nature of litigation. We will touch on various topics such as the advantages and disadvantages of online hearings and witness depositions, e-discovery, etc. Our session will be structured as a panel discussion, starting with a keynote speech. In addition to members from our commissions, we hope to have a legaltech expert and a member of the judiciary on the panel.

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