Tromans, who is also the founder of Artificial Lawyer, will provide advice and input to the members and its Board, reporting to them quarterly on market developments in AI and what it means for IT and innovation departments, and their law firms.
LITIG is a dedicated legal technology association, based in the UK, with members from many of the world’s leading law firms. Members include representatives from firms such as: Allen & Overy, Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins, Weil Gotshal, Womble Bond Dickinson, Gowling WLG LLP, CMS, Mishcon de Reya, as well as the UK’s Government Legal Department.
LITIG’s purpose is ‘the driving of innovation, knowledge sharing, and collaboration for the good of our member organisations and the legal industry as a whole’. The membership of the industry association tends to be senior professionals such as IT Directors/Managers, CIOs, partners or department heads involved directly in all aspects of implementation, use and support of legal IT systems, including now AI and other legal automation systems.
Derek Southall, Chairman of LITIG said: ‘We are delighted to have appointed Richard to advise us on Artificial Intelligence This is obviously a rapidly developing area for law firms. It is vital that our members focus on it and continue to enhance their understanding.’
‘Richard is totally independent and has great experience and pedigree in this space and we are really pleased to have him working with us. We have no doubt Richard will deliver a huge amount of value,’ he added.
‘I am delighted to be appointed by LITIG. They are doing some great work and have a very IT savvy and active membership. This is a really dynamic area. I can help LITIG and its membership to drive change and to help members to take the best decisions for their firms in this area. I am really looking forward to working with LITIG,’ Tromans said.
LITIG provides a forum for members to meet and share ideas on how best to address IT issues facing the legal sector. The group engages in networking, considering current issues and also collaborates on challenges and opportunities affecting members and their businesses.
The move comes at a time of growing adoption of legal AI and automation technology among the world’s law firms. This in turn has created new challenges for lawyers and legal IT professionals, given that this ‘New Wave’ of legal technology is often performing legal work itself, which can demand higher levels of collaboration between lawyers and technologists that had often not been the case in the past.