27 Feb '17, 3am

$2.8m scheme launched to help law firms adopt technology - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Lawyers will soon get support from the Government to adopt technology in their law practices, under a new $2.8m scheme launched on Monday (Feb27). The Tech Start for Law programme will fund up to 70 per cent of the first-year's cost for technology products in practice management, online research and online marketing for Singapore law firms. It was jointly announced by the Ministry of Law, the Law Society of Singapore (LawSoc) and Spring Singapore. Embracing these basic technologies will help firms improve their productivity and deliver better legal services to their clients, said LawSoc president Gregory Vijayendran. He cited a recent study commissioned by LawSoc which found that only 9 per cent of the small- and medium-sized firms here used technology-enabled productivity tools. "The large firms can make changes and ride on the disruption (of technology), but ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/28m-scheme-launched...

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