Ethical charter for an online law market and its actors

Presentation

Developed within the framework of the Program 4 - Digital Economy of Law after more than a year of intense work and debates with about fifty actors and institutions, the "Ethical Charter for an online law market and its actors" today brings together nearly 100 legal actors (Legaltech, law firms, research and bailiffs, corporate lawyers, legal publishers ...) around common values ​​thought in the interest of the litigant. 

The project was initiated in 2016 ending up to a first draft of the text in November. Several signature sessions were organized in 2017 and a new version of the text was presented Wednesday, December 7th at the 2nd  LegalTech Village. Joined in this presentation by new actors, there is is today nearly 150 signatories of the text who are part of this movement and who have decided to share their practices and engage in a permanent reflexion on the impact of the digital transformation of law on the interests of the litigant.

 

Why join us?

  • To interact with a wide variety of legal actors who share the ambition to build a modern and renewed online law market ethics.
  • To share his experience and discuss the next provisions of this text.
  • To become a signatory and ambassador of this text and the values ​​it defends.

Access the text, the list of signatories and news:

https://www.charteethique.legal/

Contribute to the collective elaboration of the text on the online consultation platform:

https://consultations.openlaw.fr/charte-ethique-marche-droit-en-ligne

 

Finding

As one of the first vectors of tension between traditional actors and new entrants, ethics and deontology have naturally been considered as a prerequisite for reflection on the digital economy of law as it has a cross-cutting impact on all issues.

Proposed Solutions

 

Legal Tech and regulated professions act in a sensitive market in which the litigant must be protected. Based on this observation, we wanted to define with all of these players a minimum base of rules and good practices to respect in order to act on the legal market or as a service provider to legal or legal professionals.

Several principles guided our work:

  • Identify the principles and expectations of everyone :

          - By bringing together all the works and standards published in France by regulated professions and Legal Tech.

          - By asking actors about their practices and their expectations regarding our work.

  • Facilitate the co-writing of the text:

          - Establishing a balanced dialogue between Legal Tech and the regulated professions that were previously in opposition and often in conflict.

          - Facilitating the free participation in our work in order to collaboratively build the final text.

  • Present to the entire community a first version of the charter:

          - As the first base of rules and good practices shared by all the actors in order to work for the construction of an online law market.

          - To protect the interests of the litigant and the rule of law.

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