It is no secret that legal tech women, and generally women in law, are outnumbered by their male colleagues. As men continue to dominate the legal profession, it has become glaringly obvious that women in the legal community need support.
Our Head of Business Development, Leah Molatseli sat down with Songezo Mabece from SA FM, for his radio show called ViewPoint, to talk about the need for support to women in the legal tech industry. Currently, in South Africa, 50% of law school graduates are women, but only 40% of legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) are women. The numbers appear to be even stalker when you look at specialised legal fields like technology, construct, and communications.
To address this, Leah explained the positive impact that can be made to support legal tech women through organisations like the accelerator fund bought to you by LAW FOR ALL in partnership with Women In Law. The fund was developed to empower Africa’s most innovative professionals to accelerate legal tech women. The goal is to change the justice gap through innovative platforms and creative experts who are using technology. This initiative is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16, which aims to tackle the treats of conflict, insecurity, weak institutions, and limited access to justice.
You can listen to the whole talk here:
People are encouraged to apply for the LAW FOR ALL LegalTech Accelerator Fund, which has three spots remaining for 2023, proving legal tech women with:
Submissions for the fund closes on 01 November 2022 and requires:
As a legal tech company that has been building trusted technology solutions for the legal community since 1982, Legal Interact is constantly looking to support and uplift legal tech women and all legal tech entrepreneurs.
Find out more about what Legal Interact does for the legal community by visiting us at www.legalinteract.com.
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