09 September 2019

CLI joins Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association (ALITA)

Published on 09 September 2019

CLI is delighted to announce it has joined the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association (ALITA) with CLI Executive Director, Terri Mottershead, becoming a founding member and representative for Australia on the ALITA Advisory Board.

ALITA is a regional network that connects communities physically and virtually to facilitate cross-border collaboration in legal innovation and technology, and promote the sharing of knowledge. 

Members of the ALITA Advisory Board are:

  1. Justice Lee Seiu Kin (Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore) -  Chair
  2. Andrew Arruda (CEO and Co-Founder, ROSS Intelligence) - Representative for Canada
  3. Dr Mimi Zou (Co-founder, Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab, Oxford University) - Representative for China
  4. Terri Mottershead (Centre for Legal Innovation at The College of Law) - Representative for Australia
  5. Komal Gupta (Head – AI and Innovation, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas) - Representative for India
  6. Ahmad Fikri Assegaf (Senior Senior Partner, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners) - Representative for Indonesia
  7. Professor Goh Yihan (Dean, Singapore Management University)  
  8. Paul Neo (CEO, Singapore Academy of Law)

ALITA’s mission is to:

  1. Promote the development and use of legal technology, as well as to advance thought leadership and education in the fields of legal innovation and technology;
  2. Aid the efforts of national legal technology associations and provide guidance and expertise in the creation and operation of local legal technology associations; and
  3. Enhance connections, collaboration and coordination between legal technology associations, regulators, law firms, technology companies and legal technology interest groups across the Asia-Pacific to generate opportunities for our stakeholders.

ALITA’s aims are to:
  • Establish an online portal through which legal innovation knowledge, content, and programming around the Asia-Pacific can be shared in real-time or accessed thereafter on a 24/7 basis.
  • Provide frameworks and toolkits through which legal innovation visions, roadmaps and associations or coordination bodies may be established - and for such experience to be shared.
  • Enable members to share about their countries’ development through the State of Legal Innovation in the Asia-Pacific Report a living document first released at the Stanford CodeX conference in April 2019. 

“Innovation and collaboration have no boundaries, and that’s demonstrated by this amazing initiative. I have no doubt that ALITA will advance the discourse and development of legaltech/AI and innovation in Asia.  I am honoured to have been invited to join the ALITA Advisory Board and can’t wait to start working with my wonderful co-founding members” said Terri Mottershead.

To learn more about ALITA, please visit https://alita.legal.