PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN

Legal Tech
in the Digital Era

Transform the Legal Sector

MIT Professional Education in collaboration with Esade

Fecha de comienzo del programa online

DATE:

SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

 

Duración del programa online

LENGTH

13 MONTHS
8-10 HOURS/WEEK

Precio del programa online

PRICE:

$14,950 USD
Candidacy fee $150 USD

Idioma del programa online

LANGUAGE:

ENGLISH

Modalidad del programa online

FORMAT:

ONLINE

  • Fecha de comienzo del programa online
    DATE: FEBRUARY 23, 2021
  • Duración del programa online
    LENGTH: 13 MONTHS
    8-10 HOURS/WEEK
  • Precio del programa online
    PRICE: $14,950 USD
    Candidacy fee $150 USD
  • Idioma del programa online
    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
  • Modalidad del programa online
    FORMAT: ONLINE

For the first time, MIT Professional Education (USA) is collaborating with Esade (Spain) to deliver the Professional Certificate in Legal Tech in the Digital Era. This online program covers the six areas that all firms and lawyers should know: Legal Tech, Legal Marketing, Key Account Management, Leadership and Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Cloud & DevOps.

This 13-month program allows participants to acquire the knowledge that is treasured by both academic institutions, who are leaders in their designated fields: technology and law. Upon completing the program, participants will have the training and skills necessary to make a difference in today’s environment, combining both disciplines.

MIT PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

MIT Professional Education provides continuing education courses and lifelong learning opportunities for science, engineering, and technology professionals at all levels, who are looking to advance their careers and creatively address complex problems.

ESADE

Esade is a global academic institution known for the quality of its education, international outlook, and its focus on holistic personal development. Furthermore, its Law School is constantly recognised as one of the top law schools in Europe.

A CERTIFICATE IN LEGAL TECH TO BE MORE COMPETITIVE

Technology changes much faster than the law. At first glance, this may seem like an obstacle, but it is a golden opportunity to stand out amongst the many legal professionals operating out there and the thousands of lawyers produced by law schools, almost like photocopies. If you are not different, you can become easily replaceable.

All professionals in the legal sector know how to use office automation tools or databases such as Thomson Reuters. Advanced knowledge of the latest technologies can modernize any size business and give it a competitive edge.

It is not simply a matter of learning how to program. The Legal Tech Professional Certificate creates a new mentality for firms and lawyers who are always on the go and want to offer their clients what other competitors cannot. “Being well-positioned” is no longer an excuse.

Adding crowdfunding services to your portfolio, getting clients through content marketing, reducing the notary burden, or promoting yourself as a consultant are some of the technological applications to the legal sector. Are you prepared for the digital transformation that is shaping every aspect of law? Are you encouraged to transform your organization and be more than a lawyer?

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OBJECTIVES

This program’s main objective is to prepare legal professionals for the legal technological changes occurring today and in the future. This course brings legal businesses closer to the transformation demanded by their sector and enriches the participants’ profile by applying Legal Tech to their professional activity. In order to do so, we propose a journey through three territories of knowledge that will turn them into 2.0 lawyers with a critical vision of the technological landscape.

NEW TECHNOLOGIES – Get the tools

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Cloud Computing and DevOps.
  • Update your tool belt and carry out more efficient operations.
  • Incorporate new skills and abilities to apply in the legal sector.

HUMAN SKILLS IN THE DIGITAL ERA – Adopt the skill

  • Acquire a new mindset to keep abreast of changes in the legal market.
  • Identify trends and behavioral patterns in the transformation of the sector.
  • Develop a critical mindset to choose which technologies can be beneficial.

MARKETING STRATEGIES – Tell the world

  • Transform classic law firms into competitive firms in all areas.
  • Design a 360° marketing strategy (online and offline).
  • Strengthen relationships with key clients.

NEW TECHNOLOGIES – Get the tools

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Cloud Computing and DevOps.
  • Update your tool belt and carry out more efficient operations.
  • Incorporate new skills and abilities to apply in the legal sector.

HUMAN SKILLS IN THE DIGITAL ERA – Adopt the skill

  • Acquire a new mindset to keep abreast of changes in the legal market.
  • Identify trends and behavioral patterns in the transformation of the sector.
  • Develop a critical mindset to choose which technologies can be beneficial.

MARKETING STRATEGIES – Tell the world

  • Transform classic law firms into competitive firms in all areas.
  • Design a 360° marketing strategy (online and offline).
  • Strengthen relationships with key clients.

IMPACT

In your organization

So far, we have talked about transformation and growth, but what are the real and specific applications of Legal Tech in your profession? Hint: they have nothing to do with replacing the lawyer with a machine.

Technology is an enabler of progress, but not an agent. The agent is you. That’s why Legal Tech is especially effective in companies whose leaders are already predisposed to try new things. These are some of its practical applications:

Cloud
The Cloud is not an application that can be bought, configured and operated. It is a platform, a mechanism and an ecosystem of all-in-one solutions. Law Practice Management programs (also known as Legal Management or Case Management) allow, among other things:

  • To store data securely and leak-proof.
  • To schedule and track the times of each case.
  • To maintain a more fluid communication with the client.
  • To manage documents more efficiently.
  • To link data between cases in order to take advantage of the work already done.

Blockchain
Legal professionals have the role of translating human interactions into a boardgame composed of code that allows:

  • Automatic issuing of invoices.
  • Signing, sending and editing contracts with Contract Lifecycle Management Systems.
  • Generation of Smart Contracts.
  • Registration of digital rights (on images, audio, video, designs, etc.).

Internet of Things (IoT)
There is already a smart version of almost everything you can imagine: cars, phones, televisions… And we have to legislate for this new reality considering the privacy and data protection laws.
Artificial Intelligence
Although it has already been around for about 10 years, nowadays Artificial Intelligence is capable of performing more complex tasks so that legal professionals can deal with what really matters and add value.

  • Faster, easier, more thorough and reliable legal research.
  • Data analysis and prediction of outcomes, probabilities of success, etc.
  • Automatic generation of documents such as defense briefs.

In your professional life

By introducing all of these applications into your daily agenda, you can elevate your organization and add several extra titles to your profile to differentiate yourself in the marketplace.

  • A creator of multidisciplinary teams. You will be able to coordinate projects with multidisciplinary teams of lawyers, technicians and marketing professionals working for the same client.
  • A change agent. You will be able to lead the incorporation of new technological tools and services to firms of any size and thus turn them direct competitors of the most prestigious law firms.
  • A digital transformer. You will have the ability to give a second life to firms that urgently need to acquire a digital mindset.

Try combining your first and last name with any of these three functions and imagine your new LinkedIn Summary. Sounds good, doesn´t it?

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

This program has been specially designed for lawyers and legal professionals who have a special interest in technology applied to law, such as:

Large law firms, boutique firms, private companies, government agencies, consultancies, notaries … where there is a lawyer, there is an opportunity to change the way things are done.

This program is specifically designed for lawyers and legal sector professionals (paralegals, notaries, solicitors, compliance specialists, justice administrators, etc.) who want to apply technology to their legal operations and transform their organization or acquire an important competitive advantage to face new projects.

  • Lawyers of firms, companies, or consultancies that want to speed up their processes. generate more value for their company or offer cutting-edge services to their clients.
  • Partners of firms who wish to update or expand the skills of their employees.
  • Advisors, notaries and solicitors who want to position their business better.
  • Innovation or technology directors within companies in the legal sector.
  • Start-up legal business entrepreneurs, such as insurtech.
  • Marketing and team management professionals seeking to specialize in the legal sector.

Whether you fit into these profiles or not, this program is for you if …

  • You feel overwhelmed by the change or you think you need an update.
  • You consider yourself a life-long learner.
  • You need to incorporate a competitive advantage to your business.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Este programa se ha diseñado especialmente para abogados y profesionales del sector jurídico que sientan un interés especial por la tecnología aplicada al derecho, como por ejemplo:

Large law firms, boutique firms, private companies, government agencies, consultancies, notaries … where there is a lawyer, there is an opportunity to change the way things are done.

This program is specifically designed for lawyers and legal sector professionals (paralegals, notaries, solicitors, compliance specialists, justice administrators, etc.) who want to apply technology to their legal operations and transform their organization or acquire an important competitive advantage to face new projects.

  • Lawyers of firms, companies, or consultancies that want to speed up their processes. generate more value for their company or offer cutting-edge services to their clients.
  • Partners of firms who wish to update or expand the skills of their employees.
  • Advisors, notaries and solicitors who want to position their business better.
  • Innovation or technology directors within companies in the legal sector.
  • Start-up legal business entrepreneurs, such as insurtech.
  • Marketing and team management professionals seeking to specialize in the legal sector.

Whether you fit into these profiles or not, this program is for you if …

  • You feel overwhelmed by the change or you think you need an update.
  • You consider yourself a life-long learner.
  • You need to incorporate a competitive advantage to your business.

STRUCTURE

New Technologies

To know how to apply, in an accessible way, the technologies that are changing the business.

  • Legal Tech
  • Digital Transformation
  • Cloud & DevOps

Human Skills in the Digital Era

To learn how to lead in today´s technological context.

  • Leadership & Innovation

Marketing Strategies

To show the world the new skills you have acquired.

  • Legal Marketing
  • Key Account Management

FACULTY

David Niño
David Niño

Senior Lecturer, MIT

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Dr. David Niño holds a PhD in Management from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also earned his BA, BBA, and MA degrees.

Dr. Niño has published on the subjects of leadership, ethics, organizational culture, and the development of professional management skills. He has conducted research in high technology environments and is currently interested in investigating how leadership is developed among engineers and engineering organizations.

He is currently a founding officer of the Leadership Development Division of the American Society of Engineering Education and consults with professionals and executives in the areas of leadership and team development.

Doctor Abel Sánchez
Abel Sanchez

Executive Director, MIT Geospatial Data Center, MIT

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Dr. Abel Sanchez is the architect of the Internet of Things global network. He is the architect of data analytics platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil, and Altria. He also architected cyberattack impact analyses for the U.S. Department of Defense, and a password firewall for IARPA.

Dr. Sanchez holds a PhD from MIT, and teaches MIT courses on cybersecurity, engineering, blockchain, the cloud, and data science. He also has developed educational software for Microsoft, helped to establish the Accenture Technology Academy, produced over 150 educational videos, and worked for ten years with learning management systems, which he has helped deploy in America, Asia, and Europe.

Professor John. R. Williams
John R. Williams

Director, MIT Geospatial Data Center, MIT

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Professor John R. Williams’ research focuses on the development and application of computational algorithms to distributed cyber-physical systems. He was Director of MIT’s Auto-ID Laboratory, where the Internet of Things was invented. He was named, alongside Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, as one of the 50 most powerful people in Computer Networks.

He is author or co-author of over 250 journal and conference papers. Professor Williams teaches courses on the fundamentals of programming, modern software development, web system architecting, Cloud, and blockchain. Professor Williams holds a BA in physics from Oxford University, an MSc in physics from UCLA, and a PhD from Swansea University.

Marta Baylina

Content Coordinator, Professional Certificate Program in Legal Tech in the Digital Era, Esade

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General Counsel of the CORE Association and Director of the Executive Master in the field of Technology, Social Networks and Intellectual Property.

More than 15 years of experience in multi-jurisdictional issues of copyright, patents, designs, trademarks and business competition related to new technologies. She collaborates wtih prestigious law firms such as Uría Menéndez, Clifford Chance (Barcelona) and Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira. Since 2005 she is Professor of Intellectual and Industrial Property and Information Technology at the ESADE Law School.

Jaime Castelló Molina

Program Director Key Account Management, Esade

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Jaime Castelló is Director of the People Management Program and Executive Education Team Management in Esade Business School. He has a Bachelor´s degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Valencia and an MBA from Esade. Jaime is an associate professor of ESADE´s Marketing Management Department, where he coordinates the Sales Management area and is an associate director of the Executive MBA from Esade in Madrid.

Until 2005, he developed his professional career in the commercial field in mass consumer companies in Spain and other European countries, with positions of responsibility in the areas of Marketing, Trade Marketing and Sales, in major food companies in Spain.

Eugenia Navarro

Programs Director Legal Tech and Legal Marketing, Esade

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Eugenia Navarro is a chemical engineer from the Sarrià Chemical Institute in Barcelona, having graduated in Chemical Sciences from the Ramón Llull University. She has a degree in Strategic Marketing Management from Esade and a postgraduate degree in Digital Marketing, and has also completed a training program in Leadership in professional firms at Harvard Business School. She began her professional career in the legal sector as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Baker & Mckenzie in Spain in 2000.

She is currently a consultant and her professional activity is focused on strategic and innovative projects in the legal sector – both in national and international law firms, and in multinational companies.

Eugenia is a professor in strategy and legal marketing at the Esade Law School, where she directs various courses in the field of management, such as Management of company lawyers, among others.

CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION

Professional Certificate Program

All participants who successfully complete the program will be awarded an MIT Professional Education Professional Certificate. In addition, they will also be granted individual certificates of completion for each course from MIT Professional Education, and from Esade, respectively.

METHODOLOGY: LEARNING BY DOING

We believe in practical applications and implementing what you learn. That’s why at MIT Professional Education, we will give you the tools to make your experience as fulfilling as possible.

You will have the chance to participate in an engaging and collaborative classroom environment with discussion forums and group activities. You’ll also be able to interact directly with peers and program facilitators.

 

TESTIMONIALS

Professional Alumni Benefits

We offers a number of benefits for participants who successfully complete the Professional Certificate Program in Legal Tech in the Digital Era:

  • A graduation ceremony at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where participants will receive a physical diploma.
  • 15% discount for MIT Professional Education online programs and short-duration in-person programs.
  • Two years’ access to the virtual campus once the program is completed.
  • Unlimited news updates.
  • Unlimited access to webinars.
  • The opportunity to join the MIT Professional Education Alumni LinkedIn group.
  • Networking opportunities with other MIT Professional Education alumni. Exclusive announcements about new courses, programs and events.
  • An invite to an annual afterwork event, exclusively for PCDT MIT Professional Education Alumni.
  • 10% discount for Esade Executive Educaiton online programs.

HOW TO ENROLL

1.

Complete the admission form, including the required information about your academic and work experience, and tell us your motivation.

2.

Pay online the candidacy fee of $ 150 USD (non-refundable).

3.

After paying the candidacy fee, you will receive a call from the Admissions Department to conduct a telephone interview.

The Admissions Team will evaluate your application, considering your academic and work experiences and your motivation for the certificate.

We will notify you of the result within two business days after the interview.

4.

If you are successful, you can finalize the payment through PayPal. Your place will be reserved for one week, starting from the moment your admission is confirmed.

5.

Your seat will be reserved upon confirmation of payment.

6.

You will receive a welcome email with the next steps.

COURSE FEE

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$14,950 USD

Candidacy fee $150 USD

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