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21st century lawyer

October 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

21st century lawyer

Three legal futurists walk into a bar… Kidding. They slide into a webinar and talk for ten hours spread over five days about the future of the legal profession and the skills that a 21st Century Lawyer will need to thrive!

When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. But when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.’ – George Westermann, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy

Join our three presenters for this ten-hour course, held over five days.

When and where?

24 to 28 October 2022, 10:00 to 12:00 SAST

This course will be held remotely, most likely on Zoom – exact details will be sent to registered participants a few days before the course.

Course outline

This is what you can expect from the course:

Day 1: What does 21st century law and lawyers look like? What does this mean for the practice of law and the delivery of legal services? We will talk trends and what the future looks like.

Day 2: Soft skills are the hardest skills. We believe that the 21st century lawyer is creative, has ‘Range’ and borrows liberally from disciplines other than law. We will talk about creativity, legal design, behavioural economics, cognitive science, information design and what being open-minded really means.

Day 3: People are the key to lasting transformation. Wait, what? Yes, people, not tech. We will talk about how systems thinking can help you understand the interdependence between people, process and technology. There will be tips, tools and tricks to help you understand why change is hard for people (especially lawyers!) and how to make it easier.

Day 4: Processes are where the rubber hits the road. We will talk about the difference between the practice of law and the delivery of legal services and how waste and over-lawyering can be reduced through sound end-to-end processes, continuous improvement, data and outcomes thinking. Someone will

Day 5: And finally, we get to ‘legal tech’. We will talk about the difference between law tech, law of tech and legal tech, the South African and Africa legal tech landscape and stakeholders, the technologies that are disrupting the legal industry, categories of legal tech and how they can help the 21st Century Lawyer and some of the challenges you have to overcome to successfully deploy.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course caters for lawyers, legal ops specialists, in-house legal teams, law firms, general counsel, regulatory compliance specialists, project managers, change managers and just about anybody interested in digital transformation in the legal space.


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be issued to those who attend the full course.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that your registration is not complete until payment has been made.

One or two days before the course, we will send you the Zoom link. You will need to register and use a password to enter the virtual classroom.

Registrations close three days before the course starts.

Download the brochure.


October 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am
October 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
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