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Forte Markets is pleased to announce the launch of the Legal Technology & Innovation Institute’s partnership with the Law Society of New South Wales.  The  LT&I is a market-leading institute delivering practical technology training, developing understanding and awareness, and increasing experience of relevant legal technologies for legal practitioners across the globe.

The LT&I mission is to create a global ecosystem across law and technology by bringing together experts, practitioners, academia, government and technologists from around the world to provide insights into challenges and successes in legal technology.

As part of the partnership, LT&I is launching a dedicated cohort of The Legal Technology & Innovation Certificate (LTIC) for Law Society of NSW members and the surrounding APAC region.  The LTIC aims to bring a breadth of understanding and engagement to legal practitioners around the world to enable them to engage fully with all relevant technology.

The LTIC is a global programme with an outstanding global faculty and set of partners, designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice to enable the participants to acquire hands-on skills across a broad range of technologies. Heavily focused on functional and practical skills, the LTIC will ensure that participants engage with technology and innovation use cases to pick up key and valuable skills.

The LTIC has gathered an impressive team of partners ranging from big tech, including Microsoft and Thomson Reuters, who will be supporting the programme by providing technology and expertise from their practitioners and clients across international markets, through to some exciting startups and legal institutions from across the globe. These include Middlesex University Dubai, which will be delivering the AI, Data Security and Big Data Analytics modules, with some excellent practical coverage from their faculty and industry practitioners.

Partnerships extend to global industry practitioners like the World Commerce and Contracting Association, which will support the programme with its participation in the Contracts Innovation module.

LT&I also has an internationally recognised faculty which includes Mark Beer OBE, Nicholas Cronjager, Bruno Barata, Laura Fauqueur, Mo Zain, Brian Tang, Robert Millard, Joanne Fischlin and many more.  Some of the modules within the programme are Innovative Thinking, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Artificial Intelligence, Responsible AI, LawTech Strategy and Legal Operations.  In all there is a selection of 20-plus modules.

The LT&I Head of Faculty is Christina Blacklaws, former President of the Law Society of England and Wales and a key player in the UK Lawtech field.

“I’m really delighted with this partnership,” said Blacklaws.   “It is exciting to be involved with the Law Society of NSW in this exciting global project. We’ve brought together a dream team of faculty members who are truly global in their perspectives and we already have some great sponsors who also want to be involved. The LTIC is unique in that is designed for those working in law firms and legal departments to gain all the information they need, have the practical experiences that give them confidence and access to some of the most interesting technologies and practitioners through our interactive courses. I’m proud to be involved and excited about what we can achieve for Law Society members and the wider lawtech community.”

Shak Ashraf, the MD of Forte Markets and Founder of the LT&I, said: “This is a great partnership for the LT&I banner and offers us a great opportunity to provide our products and services to Law Society of NSW members and the wider region. Partnering with the Law Society of NSW will help bolster our core offering and further defines our footprint in the LawTech landscape.”

The dedicated APAC cohort will start on 23 June and run through to 23 September 2022.

The link for registering your interest is here. For further pricing available exclusively ro Law Society of NSW members, visit here.  You can also Contact LT&I at [email protected] for more information and to arrange a call with one of our team to discuss the benefits of the programme.