CLINDS’s 20th LegalTech Seminar – ‘Lawyer v Bot – How is Technology Impacting the Legal Industry, and What’s Next?’ by Ms. Stephanie Siu (Online)

CLINDS’s 20th LegalTech Seminar – ‘Lawyer v Bot – How is Technology Impacting the Legal Industry, and What’s Next?’ by Ms. Stephanie Siu (Online)

“LegalTech” and “LawTech” are buzzwords increasingly used in the industry – but what do they mean, what are their practical implications, and will technology eventually replace lawyers?

In this seminar, these important questions will be addressed individually. The seminar will be especially relevant to practitioners and law students who want to keep abreast of the technologies impacting the industry, and how they can future-proof themselves and their practice.

Topics the seminar will cover include:

  1. The current status of the legal industry – surveying the drivers of change and the current status of technological development in the industry.
  2. What is “legaltech” and what are the underlying technologies involved – examining the term “legaltech” and the different branches of relevant technology, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP).
  3. Challenges and limits – exploring the limits of technology, and the challenges faced in adopting new technology in the industry.
  4. Lawyer v bot – finally, attempting to address the ultimate question of whether bots will replace human lawyers, and how practitioners and students can prepare themselves in the meantime.

About the Speaker:

Stephanie is the Director of Strategic Development and Legal Counsel of eBrevia, DFIN, a leading provider of AI-powered contract review and analytics software.

At eBrevia, Stephanie oversees the APAC business. Her roles include developing strategy, negotiating partnerships, coordinating with data scientists and software engineers for product development, and working closely with law firms and in-house legal teams on implementation.

A law graduate of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Stephanie previously practised as a corporate lawyer at Reed Smith Richards Butler, where she specialized in M&A and corporate advisory work.

She is currently also a visiting lecturer at The University of Law, and is regularly invited as a guest lecturer / speaker at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, law firms and conferences to speak on legal technology and innovation.

The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.


    03 Feb 2023


    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm