Legaltech Arcade

Next generation document automation, with David Howorth and Giles Thompson of Avvoka

November 5, 2020

In this episode, I talk to David Howorth (Co-Founder & Director) and Giles Thompson (Head of Growth) at Avvoka. We discuss the role of lawyers in tech, the current state of document automation, the impact of the global pandemic on tech adoption and what constitutes a next generation document automation tool.

Topics of discussion

  • The role of lawyers in legal tech
  • The impact of Covid-19 on the demand for document automation
  • How the pandemic will change the law firm status quo
  • The inconsistent adoption of document automation tools
  • Why document automation tools remain under-utilised
  • How law firms can structure for legal tech success
  • The rise of legal engineering
  • Next generation document automation
  • The need for full document lifecycle tools
  • Rethinking the nature of contracts
  • Automated document mark-ups
  • What's next for Avvoka in the next 12 months and beyond

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