Welcome to learn about the Future of Law!

The registration starts through Lyyti on 8.2.2018 at 7.00 AM.

On International Women’s day Future Female has the pleasure to join forces with University of Helsinki’s Legal Tech Lab, Fondia and Dottir.

Digitalisation has also changed legal as a profession. It has changed from stable and predictable to always changing and evolving legal practise. Digitalised work steps and new tools provide unprecedented opportunities. We’ll have interesting evening of short presentations and a more in-depth panel discussion on the topic. We have invited the foremost and interesting experts of the field and expect to hear insights on how the field will evolve.

Join us and hear what possibilities law 2.0 brings!


17.15 Arrival & registration
17:45 Welcome by Legal Tech Lab & Future Female
18.00 Legal Tech Lab / Director & Assistant Professor Riikka Koulu: “Legal Tech Lab: A
Roadmap to User-Friendly Law 2.0?”
18:20 Dottir Attorneys Ltd / Co-founder Johanna Rantanen: “The future of legal services”
18:40 Fondia / Legal Counsel Nea Welling and Legal Counsel Sini Majlander: “Tomorrow’s Lawyers”
19:00 Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Sonja Vainio
Panelist: Riikka Koulu, Johanna Rantanen, Nea Welling, Sini Majlander, Minttu Viitanen and Anna Ronkainen.
19:30 Finger food, drinks & networking
20:30 End of Meetup

Event is fully booked, but you can add your name to waiting list at Lyyti https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/FutureOfLaw.

The ticket is free of charge, but please note that if you’re unable to attend and you don’t cancel your ticket 24 hours before the event, we’ll charge a €20 no show fee.

Event is sponsored by Fondia and Dottir.


About Legal Tech Lab:

The University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab is a research hub that examines law, technology and society. The Lab’s objective is three-fold: to define what legal digitalisation in its various forms truly means, to develop best practices for sustainable digitalisation and to experiment with new technological tools. Since its creation in 2016, the Lab’s work has strongly emphasised the need to open up law and to establish a network for debates on legal tech. We provide a neutral forum for dialogue between all different stakeholders from lawyers and programmers to academics and policymakers. The Lab’s main annual activities are the Legal Tech Con conference organised in Helsinki in June (save the date 8.6.2018) and Hack the Law! Innovation competition in October. For more information, check out: www.legaltechlab.fi

About our speakers:

Dr. Riikka Koulu is an assistant professor in Law and Digitalization in the University of Helsinki. She is also the director of the University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab, a research hub that focuses in digitalization of legal practice. She has received her PhD in procedural law in 2016 and explored technology-enabled privatisation of coercion in her dissertation. In her postdoc projects, she examines the impact of increasing automation on the legal profession, e.g. algorithmic decision making, dispute resolution technology, the use of data analytics in law and governance of autonomous ledger technologies.

Johanna Rantanen is a co-founder of Dottir Attorneys and Legal Design Summit. Johanna is an active spokesperson for legal design and wants to bring design thinking into law by facilitating the cooperation between lawyers and designers. Johanna has several years of experience in assisting companies of all sizes in various IP and contract law matters. Before Dottir, Johanna worked as a lawyer at one of Finland’s major law firms.

Nea Welling is working at Fondia as Legal Counsel, specialized in M&A assignments and company and tax law related matters. She also advises on general corporate and commercial law related issues. She is passionate about digital marketing and likes to exploit new technologies both in the legal field and in general.

Sini Majlander is a Legal Counsel, as a part of Fondia’s dispute resolution team, and in charge of our digitalization research and training program. In her work, she enjoys most the possibility of combining legal expertise and more creative thinking and learning.

Minttu Viitanen is a Client Account Lead at Accenture Health and Public Services Finland. Minttu is responsible for the services to clients in public safety and citizen services area and she is involved with digitalization projects in the justice space both in Finland and globally. Minttu has close to 15 years experience in consulting from retail, natural resources and public sector. She is an eternal optimist and an encourager.

Anna Ronkainen is a Co-Founder of TrademarkNow and she is a scholar in legal AI and cognitive legal theory. She co-founded TrademarkNow, the leading trademark AI company in the world, in 2012. She is a legal tech community organizer and has taught legal technology at the Turku Law School since 2015.

Sonja Vainio is a law student at University of Helsinki. She is also Legal Tech Lab crew member.