The technology sector has expanded to most if not all sectors in the economy. The judicial system has not been left behind. Technology has changed the pace in the justice system, leading to the expedited and efficient determination of cases, lowering trial expenses, and even led to efficiency in case management for the smooth running of operations. In addition, legal technology solutions across Africa are bridging the justice gap by revolutionizing how citizens, particularly those who cannot afford representation are accessing legal information and assistance.

As such, Lawyers Hub has launched the Africa Legal Innovation Week 2020, a 4-day virtual conference that aims to bring legal technologists across the African Continent to discuss the role of technology in supporting access to justice. The conference will be held from the 1st-4th of December 2020.

The Conference seeks to connect legal technologists across the continent, map out the status of technology adoption in the legal ecosystem in Africa, assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the justice sector and celebrate legal innovators improving access to justice in Africa.

The COVID-19 Pandemic, which has also greatly affected the Justice sector, has catalyzed the adoption of technology in most judicial processes. These include firm management software, electronic filing, electronic hearing of cases and delivery of judgements by the adoption video conferencing facilities. 

The conference will explore legal innovations, the impact of Covid 19 on the legal sector and also celebrate legal innovators who have tirelessly worked to improve access to justice in Africa.

For more information on the conference, kindly visit the Africa Law Tech Website.

The Lawyers Hub is a Legal-Tech organization that exists to provide innovative and technology-driven solutions to policy, legal practice and access to justice with a particular focus on technology-driven enterprises and policy alternatives. They specialise on tech policy and access to justice.