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FT Digital Lawyers Conference

Thursday, September 24, 2020

eData partner Tess Blair will participate on the panel "New Age Practitioners" as part of The FT Digital Lawyers launch event hosted in partnership with Digital Legal Exchange.

COVID-19 has accelerated the digital adoption of consumers and businesses. McKinsey estimate that in eight weeks, digitisation was put forward by five years. No industry or part of the economy is immune. From telemedicine to virtual social events, billions of people changed their behaviours instantaneously.

For businesses, it means a change in their basic business models. Sectors such as the legal industry, which has been slow to adopt technology, find themselves under tremendous pressure to digitise to adapt to their clients.

FT Digital Lawyers will probe into how the industry is responding to these new pressures, how it is changing the professional dynamic between lawyers and the consumers of their services and what it will mean to be a lawyer post COVID-19.