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European Legal Tech Congress # ELTACon2019 – Call for Speakers is open

On November 20 and 21, the annual conference of the European Legal Technology Association will take place in Madrid. On Wednesday afternoon, ELTA’s Members will hold its general members meeting. On Thursday, the European LegalTech Congress will gather some of the most reknowned experts around the world on legal innovation, digital transformation and legal tech. On November 22, don’t miss this 100% practical session where we will hear the voice of experience. Lawyers, vendors and other experts will share with us their successes and failures in planning, using, developing digital Projects and tools.


If you want to become a speaker and  share your views on any of the topics below, please pitch yourself filling this form.


  • Change management: Any innovation and/or digital transformation project depends on people, who sometimes are reluctant to change. Thus change management is essential to success.
  • Skills and knowledge: Legal professionals need to acquire new skills and knowledge to enjoy the advantages of being more innovative.
  • Future of employment: Additionaly, the future of legal professionals is uncertain. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Smart Contracts, for sure, will have great impact on the sector.


  • Processes identification: Legal organizations need to identify the services they render and the processes where technology can help to be more efficient.
  • Customer focus: Customers need to be the center of all activities. Getting to know what clients and citizens need is a must for any jurist.
  • Projects prioritization: Legal professionals need to be able to identify key bottlenecks in order to remove them and processes with potential to be automated, in order to improve their businesses.


  • Getting the right technology: Understanding the state of the art of legaltech is not easy. Legal professionals need to get a acquainted with the available legaltech and learn how to buy or develop it.
  • Disruptives technologies: Legal professionals need to understand the impact of technology, particularly of the most disruptive, such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.
  • Legal: Identifying the legal challenges derived from the use and/or development of technology.


  • Hear users’ experiences: Legal professionals will share their experiences when planning, using and/or developing projects and/or tools related to innovation or digital transformation, regardless if it succeeded. Choosing the right legal technology can seem overwhelming. We will listen answers to the following questions: will vetting the choices ensure success? or which are the main obstacles when buying, developing or implementing LegalTech?
  • Learn from developers: LegalTech vendors will share their experiences in developing, selling, and implementing their products. We will hear their answers to questions such as: why some have succeeded and others not? or does the current LegalTech offer respond to the market demands or needs?
  • And understand investors’ needs: The LegalTech industry has become very attractive for investors. These are some of the questions we want to hear answers for: which are their current criteria’s for investing?, who is funding LegalTech and how can your LegalTech be attractive to investors?
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ELTA to offer members collaboration and knowledge sharing with new partner, HighQ

ELTA is pleased to announce a partnership with legal technology provider HighQ. The partnership will enable ELTA and its members to collaborate and share knowledge securely using the HighQ platform.

ELTA supports legal tech communities across Europe including law firms, legal tech companies, in-house lawyers, companies, start-ups and individuals. The organisation plans to use HighQ as a platform for the exchange of ideas and resources as well as to facilitate real-time communication and help create a library of content as a resource for members.

“With a growing membership, the circle of our Ambassadors constantly increasing and the formation of first national expert chapters, ELTA has now reached a level of complexity as an international organisation which requires professional management and collaboration tools,” ELTA chair Tobias Heining said. “We are very happy to engage in this partnership with HighQ and are looking forward to mutual benefits as we further improve our work with our community of legal innovators.”

In addition to improving collaboration and knowledge sharing among members, ELTA will leverage the value of the platform to manage projects, securely share files and access powerful integrations with other leading technology partners.

“HighQ is excited to have a partnership with an organisation dedicated to the advanced use and application of technology in the legal industry,” said Martin Rohde, HighQ’s strategic partner manager, EMEA. “We look forward to providing ELTA with technology that will better connect its members and foster meaningful collaboration between legal tech users and developers.”

About HighQ
HighQ empowers leading law firms to transform the way they work and deliver value to their clients. We unite internal and external teams with digital transaction management, social collaboration, secure file sharing and more, enabling firms to ensure data security, improve client engagement and drive efficiency and productivity.

About the European Legal Tech Association
Created in 2016, strong of 322 member institutions or individual members from 33 countries, ELTA is made up of law firms, companies, legal technology providers, start-ups and individuals in Europe. The association considers itself as a specific platform for the promotion of knowledge about — and possible application of — technological and software-based solutions in the legal market, as well as their uses in companies, law firms, start-ups and other initiatives active in this field.

Tobias Heining

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