The LegalTech Night Out

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Welcome to our first Meetup for 2017: The LegalTech Night Out.

Perhaps you're pondering over the future of the legal industry – your future. Maybe you’re a law graduate, fresh off the factory line and suddenly quite disillusioned from the reality of a dream you once had of rising to the top of the partnership ivory tower… or maybe not.

Maybe you’re a progressive legal professional who rather not get caught up in the gloom and instead, is focusing your time on the opportunities that lie ahead. But wait, what opportunities? Stagnant and declining demand for legal services. Lean, technology-inclined and highly efficient virtual law firms driving legal fees down. Savvier clients who are less impressed when walking into a penthouse office they know they're paying for. And then, there’s the futuristic and overly extremist view of artificial intelligence replacing whatever legal work the small-to-mid tiers and sole practitioners are currently surviving on – so maybe AI is in fact, the final nail in the coffin... or is it?

In Tomorrow's Lawyers, Susskind asserts that there are fundamental changes to be seen with “the evolution of legal service” in the not so distant future. So, how fundamental and how imminent exactly?

In this context, we want to understand the true impact of artificial intelligence in the legal profession - if you’re interested in all things legal and technology or just want to learn about where the industry is going, join us at The Mad Poet Gastrobar on Tuesday, 7 February for an evening with IBM Watson, local entrepreneurs, hackers and lawyers.

We hope to see you share in the good conversation, build great business contacts and some new friends, so come along and you will be made welcome.

Some people you probably shouldn’t miss saying hello to:

· Simon Lim, Country Manager at IBM Digital Business Group

· Lye King Tho, Business Partnerships ASEAN at IBM Watson

· Cherilyn Tan, CEO at Asia Law Network

· Deepak Khemchandani, Founder at zhiANT

In order to keep costs down, this event is free and is not catered, therefore, a BYO (BUY-YOUR-OWN) drinks event on a school night, so drink as much as you responsibly see fit. The Mad Poet has graciously extended its happy hour for entire evening.

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