SCCA programme fosters legal tech leaders

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Innovation excites change makers and the legal industry has shown an overwhelming response to digital innovation this year. Responding to this growth, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), in collaboration with SIM University, have put together an academic programme after receiving an outpouring of requests for more legal tech competency courses.

The Academic Certification in Digital Innovation for In-House Counsel is a six-module programme offering courses in artificial intelligence, blockchain and smart contracts, data analytics, design thinking fundamentals, design thinking in action, and robotic process automation. Each course is made up of five lessons of three hours to create awareness and interest, and allow lawyers to easily understand and embrace innovations.

“Our academy committee, along with SIM University, went through six months of thorough research on different competencies that counsel require, and created an extensive 18-month programme critical and relevant for technology competencies,” said Mel Nirmala, executive director of the SCCA.

“Unfortunately for in-house legal counsel, the very topic of technology, software or innovation processes has always been intimidating. The actual design thinking process in some major organizations has been neglected for the very reason that no one person knows where to start, modulate or resolve tech solutions.”

The SCCA and SIM University see a real need for leaders who can effectively induce innovation ideas or plans for their legal teams and departments. The aim is to assist legal departments think and act when they are given an over or under-resourced legal team/solutions, but with a high expectation of solving every business’s needs and wants.

To learn more about this academy, visit here.