Visionaries and innovators discuss Law and Technology at Abreu Advogados

The 23nd edition of the Lisbon, Law & Tech conference takes place from 26 to 2 November, the digital international event organized by the Knowledge Institute of Abreu Advogados.

Speakers include Briton Richard Susskind, the influential author of “Tomorrow's Lawyers” and “Online Courts and the Future of Justice”, and the American Joshua Walker, author of “On Legal AI”, co-founder of CodeX (Stanford Legal Informatics Center) and Lex Machina (the first Legal Analytics startup).

This, which is already one of the most recognized international events on Law and Technology, is organized by the Knowledge Institute of this society, with the support of the Católica Global School of Law and ANJAP - Association of Young Portuguese Lawyers.

This year Lisbon, Law & Tech presents a four-day program in digital format, to deepen topics such as the digitization of justice, the regulation of Artificial Intelligence, Legal Design and the use of technology in the provision of legal services.

In addition to Susskind and Walker, there will be speakers, among others, Meera Klemola, Legal Design pioneer (Finland), Alexandre Zavaglia, CEO of Legal Score (Brazil), Eduardo Magrani, Researcher at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Germany), Dora Kaufman, researcher in Artificial Intelligence (Brazil); and Manuel Levi, CEO of Enlightenment AI (United Kingdom).

For Luís Barreto Xavier, coordinator of the Institute that organized this event, “technology causes a significant disruption in the practice of law, which is important to understand, discuss and analyze, assessing its potential and its risks. In the second edition of Lisbon, Law & Tech, which for the first time will be in digital format, we wanted to contribute to this debate with a unique program that brought together some of the cutting edge topics in Law and Technology, with interest for lawyers, judges, legal professionals Tech and students. For this reason, we are delighted to have been able to bring together in this four-day conference some of the most prominent names in areas such as legal tech, legal design and artificial intelligence. ”

Portugal will be represented at the session by Maria dos Prazeres Beleza, Vice President of the Supreme Court of Justice; Carmo Sousa Machado, Vice-President of the Portuguese Bar Association, Chairman of Abreu Advogados and Chaiman of Multilaw; Ricardo Henriques, partner at Abreu Advogados and specialist in information technology and personal data protection; Pedro Barosa, contracted partner in Criminal Litigation; Helder Galvão, Consultant, and Luis Barreto Xavier. The session will be closed by the Managing Partner of Abreu Advogados, Duarte de Athayde.

The conference is free, but requires prior registration through of this form.

Discover the full program:

November 23, 11:00 am (WET) 
Opening | Online Courts and Justice in Times of Pandemics

  • Richard Susskind (Author, President of the Society for Computers and Law, United Kingdom)
  • Maria dos Prazeres Beauty (Justice and Vice-President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Portugal)
  • Pedro Barosa (Criminal Litigation Lawyer, Portugal)
  • moderator: Carmo Sousa Machado (Lawyer, Vice-President for Portuguese Bar Association, Portugal)

November 24, 11:00 am (WET) 
Legal Design | Interfaces between Law and Design

  • Meera Klemola (Legal Design expert, Finland)
  • Alexandre Zavaglia (CEO, Legal Score, Brazil)
  • moderator: Ricardo Henriques (IT Lawyer, Portugal)

November 25, 11:00 am (WET)
Global Trends and Regulation in Artificial Intelligence

  • Eduardo Magrani (Senior Fellow, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany)
  • Dora Kaufman (AI researcher, Brazil)
  • Manuel Levi (CEO, Enlightenment AI, United Kingdom)
  • moderator: Helder Galvão (Of Counsel, Portugal)

November 26, 11:00 am (GMT)
On Legal Engineering | Closing

  • Joshua Walker (Author, Co-founder CodeX and Lex Machina, Stanford, USA)
  • moderator: Luís Barreto Xavier (Coordinator of the Knowledge Institute of Abreu Advogados, Portugal)
  • Closing words: Duarte de Athayde (Managing Partner, Abreu Advogados)


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