Read this article and discover everything about the Legal Summit 2020: The connection between lawyers and the future of law, in its first online version.
On October 15, the Legal Summit 2020 was held: The connection between lawyers and the future of Law. This event for lawyers, in its first online version, brought together leading exhibitors from the sector to discuss various trends such as law firm management, cybercrime, neuroscience, fintech, technology, international rankings, among many others.
The Legal Summit 2020 was held with the aim of sharing knowledge, as well as analyzing and debating the path to the future of the legal profession. Do you want to know more? So, don’t miss the next few lines because we will summarize the highlights for you.
The opening was led by José Dominguez, vice president of the legal segment for Lactam at Thomson Reuters, who highlighted the importance of technological development for the Law.
Among other points, he expressed Thomson Reuters’ commitment to lawyers to contribute to the transformation towards the new normal, offering quality content and helping them to increasingly develop the skills necessary to take advantage of this change.
Law and technology:
The first plenary session was led by Mónica Pinto, professor emerita, former dean of the Faculty of Law (UBA), who commented, very eloquently, the impact of technology in relation to Law and its norms, as well as the regulation of technology in democratic contexts.
Monica Pinto stated that, despite the fact that technology can help us make more objective decisions, human intervention plays an essential role in obtaining good results.
Finally, he highlighted the importance of choosing the most appropriate technologies, their origin, and, above all, how they will be applied.
“It seems clear that we are moving from a world in which digitization was already prevailing towards one that has more to do with automated decision-making.” (Monica Pinto)
Technological advances in the Administration of Justice:
The second plenary session was led by Daniel Soria, president of the Supreme Court of Justice of Buenos Aires, and Mario Adaro, judge of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mendoza.
Daniel Soria began with a compilation of the technological advances used in the Administration of Justice since its inception and explained that this entire process of evolution was what allowed us to continue working today despite the quarantine.
“The pandemic showed the advantages of operating with innovation as a management ally” (Daniel F. Soria)
However, he affirmed that there are still aspects and processes that must be improved, concluding that to accompany the evolutions the need arises to institute a system of economic and financial autarky for the judiciary.
Later, Mario Adaro took the floor to speak about Justice in the face of the challenges of the digital world.
“The Coved came to impose an innovation on us. But the next stage is to think about a consensual transformation” (Mario Adaro)
He made clear the importance of a permanent transformation, parallel to technological advances, and explained that there is still much to do, but that with creativity, training, and teamwork, various difficulties are being overcome.
Neurosciences and Law: contributions of the interaction of the sciences of the mind to the legal field
The last session of this event for lawyers was conducted by Facundo Manes, an internationally renowned neurologist, and neuroscientist.
Facundo Manes began his presentation by linking neuroscience with Law. He commented on the importance of understanding the functioning of the brain to make fairer decisions regarding the administration of justice.
“We are entering an era regarding the interaction between technology and human capabilities, and we must take advantage of the best of both worlds” (Facundo Manes)
Another point he addressed was the rivalry between humans and machines. He commented that the human mind can never be equaled and that machines have different abilities. That being the case, the best we can do is get the most out of it by working together.
Dr. Manes ended his talk by talking about the importance of a change in education to prepare humanity more for the future and the challenges that can be solved with the help of technology.
The Legal Summit 2020 also featured 8 very interesting parallel sessions that were distributed in two periods:
- The Keys to the Digital Signature: What you have to know, by Carolina Adelante Vila.
- Legal Management: Are Lawyers Ready to Embrace Technology? by Nicolás Bonino and Rodolfo Christopherson.
- What is a Legal Platform and why is it important now? by Carlos Games.
- Compliance in Public Administration and Digital Contracting, by Jorge Moratoria and Nicolás Diana.
- Regulation of Cybercrimes in Argentina, by Marcelo Request.
- Digital Economy by Gabriela Peralta and Hugo Bruzzone.
- Artificial Intelligence Applied to Law, by Cecilia Danes’.
- Best Practices and Strategies for International Rankings, by Alejandra Rojas.
As you can see, excellent topics were presented that cleared up many questions about industry trends.
Do you want to see the presentations of the Legal Summit 2020? So, don’t miss out on this fabulous event for lawyers and access the recorded talks until November
Rodrigo Hermia, General Manager of Lactam at Thomson Reuters, was responsible for closing the event.
After due thanks to the speakers and more than 2000 registered participants, he concluded that the objective of the event was to correct the needs that are seen today in Law professionals, whether in Justice, in the legal services office, in the administration public or private companies, strengthening the commitment of Thomson Reuters with the process of transforming the lawyer towards the new reality.