Ongoing digitalisation trends in every other sector also push the legal sector to become faster, more agile and user-oriented. Changes coming from different places have a strong impact on legal systems to change. Turkish legal professionals have also been feeling this trend and pressures as well. However, the legal tech market is still immature and slowly developing in Turkey. Let’s take a look together at what’s going on in Turkey.
Join us on an exploration of the Central and Eastern European legal tech and innovation scene. With this post, we are heading to the Balkans – Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, precisely.
Kristiana Filip talks with a fellow legal innovator, Alban Krasniqi, about his mission, inspiration and his professional journey to date. You’ll find about the legal search engine, Lexdok, that Alban is developing and what makes CEE a tech-responsive corner of the world.
Legal professionals are usually more conservative and don’t like changes. There is a reasonable explanation for this – they need something that works 100% of the time and don’t want to take any chances. Legal consulting is highly responsible, and even the smallest mistakes can cause significant damages.
But things have changed. New technologies are more reliable than ever, and not using them practically makes lawyers and other legal professionals lose a lot of money.
Can you do the work without legal technologies? Of course. Should you? Definitely not. This article analyses the reasons why you should use legal technologies.
Media literacy represents the competency allowing the bearer to identify various categories of media content and understand the message thus conveyed. Although distinctive and somehow contrasting, all media has one thing in common: someone created it for a specific reason. Understanding that reason is the very core of media literacy.
Media literacy has become a critical skill for judges and lawyers alike, as the legal profession uses media sources to a greater extent than others. A correct interpretation of facts, unclouded by media manipulation, is the bedrock of a healthy justice system.
Every media content consumer and, especially, legal practitioners must undergo proper education on how to recognize and evaluate facts, opinions, media messages, and the media creator’s innate bias if they want to become the arbiters of truth in the information age. As such, legal education should take this problem in all its seriousness and ensure that the graduates they provide to be guardians of justice are media literate enough to practice law with a trained eye towards the content they consume, use, and create. In the words of Phillip Meyer, “[i]f we exist exclusively in a hall of mirrors where there are no actual facts but only alternative facts, then there may be judgment but not justice.”
Emotional intelligence (EI) is a superpower in both the professional and personal sphere. Investment in developing emotional intelligence yields many beneficial results – for yourself and your environment. This is especially crucial in the legal industry, given lawyers are traditionally perceived as cold and robotic. It’s a stereotype, sure, yet data mostly confirms this popular belief. This situation of low empathy and EI amongst lawyers is not only a mismatch between what people need and what they get. Worse, it creates many disadvantages for your business, career, finances and wellbeing. The good news is that being empathetic and emotionally intelligent can be learnt and improved upon. So, you can start with this post in which you’ll:
– find out what is emotional intelligence (EI) and its measure – EQ;
– read about the core trait of EI – empathy; and
– learn some useful tips for developing your emotional intelligence and empathy.
In an era where uncertainty is the only certainty, roles such as Legal Technology Solution Manager play a vital part in maintaining legal businesses’ viability. With a sustained focus on legal output standardisation, risk mitigation, data protection, legal services scalability, process advancement, and optimisation to sustain an integrated growth strategy, an LTSM will have to manage mixed, intercultural teams.
This type of work involves sharp interpersonal skills, such as networking skills and communication prowess. LTSMs will have to supervise legal tech operations and procedures in order to obtain cost efficiencies, risk containment, off the chart ROI, and client satisfaction. The proliferation of legal tech solutions grants LTSMs a greater negotiation power while, at the same time, puts them under pressure to legitimise their choice.
That is why LTSMs must demonstrate a selected set of skills that recommend them for such an influential role. Above all, the LTSMs must always stay connected to the industry’s grapevine, be ahead of the game, and virtually manage the future.