Disruptive Legal Technologies – Is Ethics Catching Up?
In December 2017, DeepMind, a leading AI company, sent ripples through the AI world when it announced that it had developed a computer program (known as “AlphaGoZero” or “AlphaZero”) which learned the rules of three games – chess, Shogi and
Soft Skills for Success
Recent studies of American lawyers and their clients have revealed an interesting finding: lawyers and clients view lawyer effectiveness differently. Whereas American lawyers ranked legal expertise and knowledge of the law as their most important competencies, their clients emphasized regular
Will You Be a Master or Technician?
There are many different categories of lawyers but all of them are one of two types – they are either a master or a technician. These types are determined by their mental approach to work, not by their particular discipline
A New Trajectory for Legal Innovation
Firms in Singapore are Leading the Charge for Asia Singapore has made great strides in establishing itself as a leading regional legal hub. The past few years alone have seen the launch of the Singapore International Commercial Court, the Singapore
The Transition from Lawyer to In-house Counsel
Moving from practice to becoming an in-house counsel has been an exciting and rewarding choice for me, although this might not be the best option for everyone. I think perhaps 50% of my original batch mates from NUS Law are
Message from Co-chairs, Young Lawyers’ Committee
Firstly, congratulations on this milestone of your professional career! Numerically, the young lawyers’ community forms a significant demographic in the legal community. There were 1,825 lawyers qualified in the junior category of the profession in 2017. A junior category lawyer
In Ten Years’ Time, I Will Be …
Being called to the Bar is an honour and a privilege. Being a part of the noble profession opens up many possibilities for you. Some of you will stay, some of you will go. This article looks at some of
You Are Never Too Young to Be Your Own Boss
Does being a newly-called lawyer always entail being at the bottom of the food chain? Perhaps not. We speak to five individuals (both practitioners and non-practitioners) who have assumed leadership positions at a relatively young age. They prove that age