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Australia's LawTech Hub announces 2022 cohort

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  • Five legal techs are welcomed in to the LawTech Hub by Lander & Rogers for its 2022 cohort.
  • ESG-focused startup joins hub for first time, aligning with Lander & Rogers' overarching environmental strategy.

Multi-award-winning Australian law firm Lander & Rogers kicks off the fifth cohort of its globally-renowned LawTech Hub.

Following a four-month global search and application process for startups and scaleups transforming the legal tech space, Australia's LawTech Hub by Lander & Rogers announces its selected cohort for 2022.

Legal techs from Australia, the UK and the US will participate in the fifth cohort of the LawTech Hub following the receipt of applications from across five continents. Over a six-month time frame, the established startups and scaleups will further develop their products which span emerging technologies including AI, machine learning and process automation. The participants will be able to pilot their projects and gain access to the vast networks, experience, and expertise of Lander & Rogers.

Genevieve Collins, Chief Executive Partner of Lander & Rogers said, "The entire firm is excited to welcome five new residents to this year's LawTech Hub program. Disruption in the legal industry is at its prime and I'm incredibly proud that we've been nurturing the world's most promising entrepreneurs since launching the LawTech Hub in 2019.

"This year is especially exciting as we align one of our key firm strategies to the hub—our commitment to the environment. Lander & Rogers is on track to be carbon neutral by this June and at the forefront of carbon accounting in Australia's legal industry. An incoming LawTech Hub startup is using artificial intelligence to help businesses reduce their carbon emissions and we're excited to pilot it at Lander & Rogers. We're also looking forward to welcoming an education platform to the cohort, as education in legal tech is vital to the industry and new lawyers."

Lander & Rogers welcomes the following five residents to the LawTech Hub in 2022:

  1. Melbourne-based BotL, a student-led startup that aims to innovate the way Australian law schools prepare law students for the future of legal practice. BotL's vibrant approach to the hands-on learning of legal technology places students at the heart of technological disruption in law.
  2. DraftWise, headquartered in New York, helps transactional attorneys use their firm’s best language to draft and negotiate complex agreements directly inside Microsoft Word. DraftWise is a group of product-driven, user-focused entrepreneurs with backgrounds in software engineering, machine learning, banking and finance law, and platform security.
  3. Brisbane-based Halisok specialises in machine learning to extract unstructured data that is locked in PDFs, jpgs, Word documents, emails, audio and more.
  4. Sydney's NetNada is AI-based software that integrates into a business utilising available data to analyse emissions within the organisation's footprint, then supplies a solution for the business to reduce emissions while driving ROI and stakeholder engagement.
  5. SettleIndex from London is a decision and risk analysis platform for litigation that informs strategy and enables lawyers and clients to work better together. SettleIndex enables lawyers to create financial models for disputes, to visualise case outcomes, track case progress through KPIs and collect and analyse structured data on litigation.

The LawTech Hub boasts an alumni list comprised of the who's who of leading legal techs from around the world. These LawTech Hub alumni have radically changed the way that numerous law firms and large corporations do business in Australia. In recent years the LawTech Hub has facilitated some of the legal tech space's most notable success stories including highly profitable acquisitions and unique partnerships with legal-world stalwarts such as Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis.

The 2022 LawTech Hub will conclude at the end of October.

Learn more about the LawTech Hub here.

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Courtney Blackman

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