Federation of Ontario Law Associations

BLOCKCHAIN IN THE LEGAL COMMUNITY

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THE GLOBAL LEGAL BLOCKCHAIN CONSORTIUM

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ABOUT GLBC

The Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC) organizes and aligns global legal industry stakeholders  to enhance the security, privacy, productivity, and interoperability of blockchain technology. Furthermore, the GLBC adopts policies that promotes a universal blockchain-based technology infrastructure for law.


More than 160 organizations are involved with the GLBC in creating these standards and governance. Several of them are collaborating and creating blockchain-based solutions.


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FOLA IS A PARTNER - SO YOU ARE TOO!

GLBC offers a 90-minute interactive course about the basics of blockchain. This session includes not only blockchain basics, but practical examples of how it can be utilized in the legal industry. It’s suitable for all types of organizations. Whether you’re a law firm and want to help your lawyers become better versed on the subject, or a corporate legal department with an IT ready to take the leap into blockchain, this course will cover it.  The team at GLBC is happy to talk with you about your particular needs and interests. 


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CALL FOR IDEAS

Do you have an idea or proof of concept as to how blockchain technology might be used in the business or practice of law?  

We want to hear from you!


If you want to host an event in your area, FOLA and the team at GLBC are more than happy to assist in these discussions. 


Generally speaking, the more engaged and involved your association is, the more your members will get out of participating in the consortium. 


Have a look at this Blockchain and the legal profession 101 video and then email your ideas to Katie.Robinette@fola.ca today

Global Rise Of Women in LegalTech (“GROWL”)

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WHAT IS GROWL?

In advance of the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon, GROWL was launched to support up-and-coming women leaders in legal innovation around the world.  GROWL will be fully integrated with this year’s Global Legal Hackathon, providing an enhanced track for women-led

teams.


HOW DOES GROWL WORK?

A globally-located panel of senior women leaders in the legal industry drawn from The Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa, will support the hundreds of women-led teams expected to participate in #GLH2019

with an unprecedented global network of mentors, tools, and resources to accelerate and amplify their efforts to evolve and improve the world’s legal industry. Participation is voluntary, and there is no cost.

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HOW CAN YOUR ORGANIZATION GET INVOLVED IN THE GROWL INITIATIVE?

APPOINT A COORDINATOR

Identify a coordinator from your law association who will be the single point of contact with the GLH and GROWL teams to identify additional women from the firm (and from clients and vendors) to participate in the hackathon, sign up to a member of GROWL, share tools and resources provided by with the GLH team and host local events and webcasts. 


HOST A GLOBAL LEGAL HACKATON

Host a GLH in your community and serve as the organizer for the wider legal community.  Hosting provides a unique opportunity to engage with typically 75-150 legal industry leaders in each city for an entire weekend and gain exposure throughout the world.


INVITE AMBITIOUS WOMEN INTO YOUR ASSOCIATION TO LEAD TEAMS 

Identify and invite women in your Association to form and lead teams to participate in the hackathon. GROWL will then help to prepare pre-identified women leaders for maximum success during the hackathon.


REACH OUT TO ALL WOMEN IN YOUR LEGAL COMMUNITY TO  PARTICIPATE! 

It's FREE and they'll get invitations to local events, webcasts, and receive newsletters and updates.


Get in touch with GROWL today!

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BE A MENTOR

Apply to be a mentor!  GROWL will curate the recommendations and invite the selected women to be mentors. 


If selected, the time commitment for the mentor is 4 hours only (at a time slot of their convenience), to provide guidance to women led teams during the Global Legal Hackathon (February 22-24, 2019).

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