Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a leading pan-African technology group has disclosed plans to launch three online courses on legal technology, targeted at supporting career development amongst students, budding entrepreneurs, and lawyers. This has been possible through a partnership with Africa Legal, an organisation that connects legal professionals across the African continent.
This initiative would be executed through its innovation and partnerships arm Liquid Labs. According to a statement on its blog post, Liquid Labs aspires to make relevant tech training programmes accessible to students and professionals to bridge the affordability and digital divide, the main deterrents to increased access. The courses will offer targeted training for lawyers and the business community to enable working people to upskill and embrace the opportunities of the digital world.
Ben Roberts, the Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Liquid Intelligent Technologies, stated that “New technologies are challenging the way Africans do things in their everyday lives. For instance, innovations like blockchain deliver smart contracts using digital tech platforms. The advancement of such innovation means that the fourth industrial revolution will create challenges and opportunities at the intersection of law and tech. We’ve partnered with Africa Legal on these courses to better equip lawyers through technology, and support technologists to engage with the law. Our aim is to empower and encourage professionals and students in both sectors and to help them leverage these opportunities.”
As seen on the blog post, the courses on offer are:
- Leveraging off Legal Technology to Grow Your Firm – This course encourages students to conduct their business in a way that leverages the inherent benefits of legal technology
- Change Management for Lawyers – This course provides the learner with critical change management perspectives relevant to any area of development within their business.
- Fundamentals of Business Law for Entrepreneurs – This course is designed for emerging entrepreneurs. It provides the platform of legal knowledge required to begin to grow a business from initial start-up to becoming investment ready and will share some insight into what to look for when partnering with a law firm that will be a valuable ally in growing your business.
Africa Legal’s Chief Executive, Scott Cowan, said he was delighted by the partnership which was in line with the platform’s vision of building networks, reinforcing pan-African relationships in the legal community, and building capacity. “This is just the beginning of an exciting journey, and we look forward to offering so much more to our Africa Legal community by way of news, job opportunities and education,” he said.
The listed courses have been formulated with the vision to augment digital transformation across the continent and provide the right know-how needed for budding entrepreneurs to successfully and efficiently operate in their businesses. It is expected that students will acquire practical knowledge and understanding that will focus on developing critical-thinking skills by presenting real-life scenarios, conflicts and solutions in order for them to master the lawyer-based thinking approach in life and their professional paths ahead.
The courses will launch on 4th November 2021 and students can now pre-register at https://bit.ly/3ltJ99N.