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We ran 12 webinars over the first 6 months of the pandemic to talk, connect, and engage with the legal and justice tech community all around the world. Here’s why.

When the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives, we decided to start a series of webinars all around the world to connect with our community and do something meaningful in a time where things were out of the “normal” routine.

We thought of a format along these principles:

  1. We wanted to do it differently. Our webinars were not meant for any commercial purpose as we thought that would have not given an objective value to our audience. That’s why we kept it free from time-consuming explanations of our products and instead focused on academic-level talks on smart contracts, blockchain and dispute resolution
  2. We thought that quality shouldn’t come with compromise. That’s why we left the participation free for all, and gave the option only to those who were really interested in Jur and our activity in the legal and justice tech industry to receive our newsletter updates.

The initial goal of this program was to offer value through the digital channels, which were the only ‘places’ available at the onset of the pandemic. In order to make these uncertain times less frustrating, we thought of doing what we do best: looking into the future and providing value for our community.

The results have been above expectations.

These activities allowed us to engage with legal and justice tech enthusiasts, lawyers, arbitrators, professors, policymakers and students around the world.

On average, each webinar had 133 participants (~90% legal tech lawyers), in which we got the chance to talk, connect, and engage with people coming from 65 countries and 254 cities who are all passionate about shaping the future of legal and justice tech.

    This impressive result for the legal and justice tech industry would have never been possible without the help of the amazing members of our extended Jur Community. 

    We would like to thank all the legal tech communities and organizations that co-hosted these amazing and productive webinars with us:

    1. Uganda 🇺🇬 with Alice Namuli, Head Innovation and Technology
    2. Greece 🇬🇷 with Mantalena Kaili, Policy Advisor, LLM-Mediator
    3. South Africa 🇿🇦 with Kristi Erasmus, Head Of Faculty at Futures Law Faculty 
    4. Switzerland 🇨🇭 with Rolf W. Guenter, Executive Board Member at Swiss Legal Tech Association 
    5. Mexico  🇲🇽 with the Guadalajara Legal Hackers Chapter 
    6. China 🇨🇳 with Fan Xiaojuan 
    7. Italy 🇮🇹 with 4cLegal
    8. India 🇮🇳 with Madhvendra Singh, International Arbitrator, FCIArb 
    9. Cyprus 🇨🇾 with Anna Plevri, Assistant Professor at University of Nicosia
    10. Australia 🇦🇺  with Eli Bernstein, Fintech & Commercial Lawyer
    11. Uganda 🇺🇬 and Tanzania 🇹🇿 with Alice Namuli and Madeline Kimei, Arbitrator & ODR Experts
    12. Qatar 🇶🇦 with Georgios Dimitropoulos, Associate Professor of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University

    The reward and the enthusiasm that came with it has no price. 

    In a personal note from our CEO Alessandro Palombo:

    Honorable mentions to Raffaele Battaglini, Luigi Cantisani, Federico Angeloni, and Jur’s co-founder Luca Y. Daniel for being consistent and present in all the events. The further collected feedback from each community will allow us to improve the content of our future webinars and make it more tailored to the needs of the specific community. We have come a long way since March when I published a post about Jur being united at distance, over these hard times. Happy to see that we have made great progress in positively affecting so many professionals around the globe despite the challenges.

    Alessandro Palombo, CEO of Jur
    Want to know how legal tech is going all around the 🌎? 

    We’ve got just the thing! Thanks to our webinars, we met over 1,000 new friends from 65 countries and 255 cities who shared some interesting facts, insights, and even a few quick-witted anecdotes about how legal tech is going at their side of the world. 

    And we’re excited to let you in on some of the secrets 😉

    Simply comment ‘#legaltechworld’ on our LinkedIn post or talk to us on Twitter, and if we reach 20 requests we’ll share the ‘Legal and Justice Tech World Map by Jur! 

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