Leading Pan-African technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, has partnered with Africa Legal, an organization that connects legal professionals across the African continent to offer three online courses on legal technology, targeted at supporting career development amongst students, budding entrepreneurs, and lawyers.
This has been possible through a 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.
In a statement, the Group Chief Technology, and Innovation Officer at Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Ben Roberts, said “New technologies are challenging the way Africans do things in their everyday lives, for instance, innovations like block chain 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,” he said.
On the other hand, 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 courses on offer are, leveraging off Legal Technology to Grow Your Firm, Change Management for Lawyers and Fundamentals of Business Law for Entrepreneurs.
The 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. These courses from Liquid Labs and Africa Legal will deliver practical knowledge and understanding that will focus on developing critical-thinking skills for students 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.
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