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Further improving access to e-justice in the EU which will become more simplified as well as digitalizing cross-border legal procedures



Lawyers and law firms are already using IT back-office tools in their daily practice, tools used in connection with interfacing with governmental bodies. This project will be determinant in providing necessary help to lawyers and law firms in the understanding of the impact of AI and other novel IT technologies in their daily practice. Taking into account that not all lawyers and law firms in the EU have the same level of IT readiness, the guide may be a key element in changing the behaviour of those lawyers and law firms that see more dangers than benefits in the use of new technologies in their legal practice.

Main Objectives :

  • To create an overview of the ‘average state of the art’ of the IT capabilities of lawyers and law firms in the EU.
  • To identify the opportunities and barriers in the use of natural language processing tools in SME law practices.
  • The drafting of a guide on the use of AI by lawyers and law firms in the EU, as specifically mentioned as a priority in the European e-Justice Action Plan 2019-2023
  • To keep European lawyers and law firms, Bars and Law Societies and other stakeholders informed about the state play of the project and its outcomes.
  • To promote the guide on the use of AI for EU lawyers and law firms by using the various partners’ communication tools, and by holding an event where the guide will be presented to these target groups.


CCBE Guidance on the use of remote working tools by lawyers and remote court proceedings

There are two inter-related aspects to the use of remote conferencing tools:

  •  Consultations and meetings by lawyers with their clients and others by remote means
  • Remote participation in Court hearings.


EU Policies

Digital Justice

Further digitalisation of Member States’ judicial systems in order to automate and accelerate the handling of standardised  tasks to increase  effectiveness and efficiency in court proceedings.


Digital Future for Europe

EU leaders agreed to move forward with the digitalisation transition. Funding will be provided to boost the next generation digital technologies, high capacity & secure network infrastructure and ensure the access to education digitally.  


European Skills Agenda

Five year plan to help individuals businesses develop more & better skills for use.