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Jur to Start MDR LAB Legal Tech Acceleration Program
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We are proud to announce that Jur has been selected to participate in Mishcon De Reya’s MDR LAB. The program will start in December 2020 and continue for twelve weeks. To reduce COVID-19 risks, the entire program will be run remotely. MDR LAB is a series of programmes that seek to launch, improve and scale the next generation of LegalTech. It receives approximately 100-150 startup applications and cohort membership is competitive and exclusive. MDR LAB’s 2020 acceleration program "Improve" represents a unique opportunity to work with a top legal tech team that has a proven track record to boost the upcoming launch of our Open Justice Platform. Jur and the MDR LAB team will work closely on establishing product-market fit and the testing and polishing of the roadmap for the Open Justice Platform, a new dispute resolution system designed to deliver faster, affordable, and more reliable justice in 166 jurisdictions worldwide.   The MDR team and the MDR LAB have professionals such as Tom Grogan, Alistair Moore and Nick West, all of whom offer a unique expertise in DLT technologies. One of MDR’s most recent achievements is the creation of the White paper for DLT use for the UK Land Registry.   Jur will participate in the program alongside Draftwise, a knowledge management and contract drafting startup. Founded by ex-Palantir team members with a core team based out of New York. Draftwise recently graduated from the Y Combinator 2020 batch.   We are really excited to join the MDR LAB. We encountered an outstanding team with deep expertise in DLT projects and a successful track-record in supporting startups who are scaling up. I believe that this cooperation will be strategically beneficial for the product-market fit of Jur and will help achieve our milestones over the coming months. We are extremely excited to start this journey!Alessandro Palombo, CEO of Jur We were originally interested in Jur because we have a shared vision of how we can use technology to democratise arbitration and improve the way it currently works. This is something MDR LAB have thought about for some time and the impetus to change has only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to bringing the best of the MDR Group and our subject matter experts to help Jur achieve their business and societal objectives.Dan Sinclair, head of the MDR LAB We are developing the first multi-jurisdiction online dispute resolution platform, the Open Justice Platform. Learn more.

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Jur Delivers a Professional Certificate Course with Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration
On 21st and 22nd of November 2020, the Mumbai Centre For International Arbitration in collaboration with Jur delivered a Professional Certificate Course on blockchain, smart contracts and online dispute resolution. The course was designed to teach professionals how blockchain and smart contracts technology work, and demonstrate their use cases in the world of dispute resolution. On completion of the course, participants received a professional certificate from the widely-respected MCIA.  Page 1 of the Professional Certificate Course on blockchain, smart contracts and online dispute resolution program Since its inception, MCIA has been spearheading its efforts in creating, supporting and promoting innovations in arbitration. This Certificate course in Blockchain and Smart Contract, in collaboration with Jur, was MCIA’s endeavour to draw on the latest innovations in the area of Legal tech to equip the arbitration professionals in these specialised skills. The course was very well attended and saw participation from senior professionals of the arbitration community. MCIA looks forward to hosting many more such courses in the future.Neeti Sachdeva, Secretary General and Registrar at Mumbai Centre For International Arbitration This is the first of Jur's initiatives that are meant for professionals. It has been built on the insights provided by the recent successful programs for students that were hosted by institutions such as Radboud University, IE University and University of Hull. After listening to lectures providing an overview of blockchain technology and smart contracts, the participants created their own smart legal contracts to represent traditional legal agreements with the guidance of the experts from Jur.  I am thrilled by the professional certificate course that we have put together with MCIA. These initiatives help spread awareness of blockchain and smart contracts in the legal industry and specifically in the ADR space. Thanks to our daily hands on experience we can provide practical knowledge that very few can offer so I am sure further educational activities of this sort will continue in the future.Luca Daniel, CTO at Jur Page 2 of the Professional Certificate Course on blockchain, smart contracts and online dispute resolution program Mumbai Centre expert Madhvendra Singh,  a chartered engineer, blockchain professional, senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and an international arbitrator facilitated the session. Jur team members Raffaele Battaglini, CLO, Luigi Cantisani, legal engineer, and Shuchi Tyagi, smart contract and blockchain developer, presented information. Jur CTO Luca Yesupatham Daniel moderated the final Q&A session with participants. There is a tremendous spurt in activity in the areas of Legal Tech and ODR in India. I see that major stakeholders in this sector, acknowledge the disruption that technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Smart Contracts are likely to bring, and therefore seek to learn about them. MCIA & Jur together have done a Yeoman service by curating such an intelligent training program for the professionals, and engagement by the participants of this maiden course is testament to that fact. We must endeavour to train, and facilitate professionals to grow, to be able to meet the challenges of the future.Madhvendra Singh, FCIArb, Chartered Engineer, Maritime Arbitrator Professionals participating in the course, such as arbitrators, future arbitrators and attorneys, learned about the latest technological developments that will shape the future of the legal industry and how these technologies will disrupt the legal profession. Get in contact if you wish to learn more about our professional courses or you wish to collaborate with us. We are developing the first multi-jurisdiction online dispute resolution platform, the Open Justice Platform. Learn more.
Jur Selected By OECD As Representative of the Startup Legal Tech Ecosystem
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Blockchain Policy Centre is launching the Global Blockchain Policy Forum to identify ways to use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to solve public policy problems.  Jur is happy to announce that the OECD has selected Jur to participate in the forum along with 17 other startups.  The OECD 2020 Global Blockchain Policy Forum is the leading international event focused on the public policy implications of distributed ledger technology. This event will provide an opportunity for the Jur team to explain the Open Justice Platform, an online dispute resolution platform that is legally binding in 166 jurisdictions, to a wide audience of  stakeholders that focus on the policy implications of blockchain and other distributed technologies, and discuss current ideas and upcoming issues with senior-level policymakers and industry experts. In their evaulation, the OECD’s committee has recognized the positive impact that the Open Justice Platform can bring to small and medium enterprises and professionals across the world by increasing access to justice, thus removing friction created by distrust and uncertainty that currently slows the economy. In addition to the OECD’s recognition, Jur has earned the attention of other groups with the power and ambition to change the legal landscape, including LawtechUK, a UK government-backed organization that recently chose Jur as the delivery partner for their Dispute Resolution Platform initiative. The forum will take place on 16-20 November 2020 as a Virtual Interactive Event running from 1pm - 5.30pm Paris time each day. The entire event will be streamed online and access is free.  Participants in the forum will discuss the leading applications and significant policy issues confronting the blockchain ecosystem in 2020, including asset tokenization, central bank digital currencies, and self-sovereign identity. It will review the emerging policy responses, including the recent work of the OECD, share best practices identified across the world, look ahead to emerging trends in the blockchain industry, and hear from stakeholders on how policy can best support viable and fit-for-purpose innovation and adoption of distributed ledger technologies. This is the 3rd edition of the forum, following the 2018 and 2019 editions. The 2019 edition took place on 12-13 September 2019 and welcomed more than 1600 participants, while convening more than 200 high-level speakers across over 50 sessions.  https://youtu.be/dbVj2vW226Y As in previous years, the forum will focus on assessing the development of blockchain over the past year and delving into some of the specific challenges to implementation and adoption, discussing emerging policy responses, sharing best practices identified in public blockchain initiatives across the world and investigating uses of blockchain in specific policy areas, highlighting the work of the OECD and other stakeholders. Previous conferences have devoted much of their proceedings to the regulatory challenges created by blockchain technology. But while this new technology poses potential new problems, it also offers potential novel solutions to old problems. This year, Jur’s presentation of the Open Justice Platform will demonstrate the potential of blockchain technology to offer new solutions to long-standing policy problems. You can register to the entire event for free at: https://oecd-events.org/blockchainforum%20/registration/register Let us know if you will participate, on Twitter!