The Follow-Up of the Digital Lawyer Series Introduces Viewers to New Trends of Applying Digital Technologies in Law

On August 19, 2021, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, with support from the USAID New Justice Program, presented the Digital Lawyers 2.0 educational series for the Diia. Digital Education portal. It is a follow-up to the educational series entitled Digital Lawyers that was released last year.

The new series will introduce its viewers to such topics as access to justice; open and personal data; the use of artificial intelligence in justice; legal design; alternative working modalities for lawyers; Diia services for lawyers.

Speaking at the presentation, Valeria Ionan, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration, emphasized the fact that the legal sector is now being intensely digitalized.

Our mission is to demonstrate how lawyers can introduce modern digital tools and simplify in such a manner their work,” Valeria Ionan said.

Nataliya Petrova, USAID New Justice Program Deputy Chief of Party, talked about the relevance and importance of such educational videos as Digital Lawyer and, in particular, pointed out:

The Digital Lawyers 2.0 series performs three functions: educational, awareness-raising and professional support functions. It means that this series enables reaching out to large audiences: individuals who would be able to get information on their opportunities, law students who prepare themselves for living in the era of digital technologies, and practicing lawyers.”

Mstyslav Banik, Director of the e-Government Development Directorate of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, addressed the presentation and pointed out that new services would be available at the Diia portal soon, for example, an opportunity to automatically register, de-register, and amend registration as an individual entrepreneur, that could make life easier for lawyers who deal with these issues. Denis Ivanov, Head of Expert Group on Electronic Services Implementation and Quality Assessment of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, stressed, in his turn, the importance for the legal sector to automate routine processes, use algorithms in legal practice, refocus on values and be able to work under the rules of design thinking.

This education course consists of six series lasting 7-9 minutes each. To see the series of the Digital Lawyers 2.0 learning course, please follow the link.