Lawyers Hub Supports Legaltech Innovation in Kenya

By : Melchior Koba

Date : mercredi, 06 décembre 2023 11:36

Lawyers Hub is one of the most important players in the African legal technology landscape. Through its thought leadership and innovative programs, it is shaping the future of law and technology on the continent.

Founded in 2017 by digital law expert Linda Bonyo, Lawyers Hub is a pan-African organization that champions legal and technological innovation across the continent. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the organization provides digital policy guidance, leverages technology to empower startups, and fosters a thriving legal technology ecosystem.

Steered by a team of committed and experienced professionals, it has set up several programs and activities to support its objective. One of these, the Africa Digital Policy Institute, offers in-person and virtual training sessions targeting different industries on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and data protection, and compliance courses for legal professionals and practitioners. It also manages the Africa Law Tech Association and the Africa Startup Law Accelerator.

Lawyers Hub organizes flagship events that bring together key stakeholders within Africa's legal and technology sectors. For instance, The Africa Law Tech Festival, an annual gathering attracting over 2,000 participants from more than 40 countries, serves as a catalyst for dialogue and collaboration on the latest trends and developments in legal technology. Africa Legal Innovation Week, another marquee event, convenes legal technologists from across Africa to delve into the transformative potential of technology in shaping the future of justice and the legal sector. The 2023 edition of that innovation week took place from November 27 to December 1st. 

Through these initiatives, Lawyers Hub empowers African lawyers in technology law and equips ecosystem players and governments with the knowledge they need to navigate the policies governing the technology industry. The organization further recognizes outstanding achievements and groundbreaking advances in the world of law and technology through the Africa Legal Innovation Awards. These awards honor individuals working in the legaltech space in Africa, including lawyers, policymakers, and innovators.

The organization collaborates with several international companies and organizations. Among others, these include Mozilla, Witness, Edgelands Institute, UNESCO, and the University of Cambridge.

Melchior Koba


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