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Program March 11, 2021

TechTorget's program d. 11 March 2021 consisted of some speakers, a panel of well-known lawyers. and several parallel sessions around 7 topics: Document management, Document analysis, Matter administration, Modern Accounting, Legal Information, Compliance and Security, which is perceived to be at the heart of the applications/user surfaces that lawyers and lawyers need in their everyday lives. This includes both small and large enterprises.

Program March 11, 2021

Legal information

Law is a knowledgeable profession. Lawyers rely on finding the right information about laws, precedents, comments, books, judgments, news, etc. to provide the best and proper legal advice to their clients. In this track, TechTorget focuses on new products and services that manage information and knowledge more closely with lawyers.

Document analysis

Is it still a dream to be able to log into your PC and get a work surface with all relevant applications tuned according to your personal wishes? Is there an easy way to email, documents, time registration, virtual meetings, billing, and all other applications and services you use as a lawyer? TechTorget also focuses on this area, stay tuned here!

Document management

Since almost 80% of legal work is still a document-intensive process, TechTorget will now document how the dashboard or work surface can be organized more efficiently, with a particular focus on document management. We will take a closer look at the entire work process from creating a document, comparing, reviewing, editing, styling, collaborating, etc., until it reaches the customer.

Case management / From case creation to invoicing

There has been some "status quo" in "standard case management and support systems" in Norway. We are now seeing increasing competition from new suppliers, partly due to a lot of technical opportunities, but also because of changing user needs.
Modernization takes the form via several actors and services, such as hourly capture, expense report and expense apps, dynamic reporting, workflow for outgoing electronic invoices, incorporation of anti-money laundering information, etc. One of the consequences, then, is that the number and diversity of applications in the "financial process" to support lawyers and their clients will increase.
In addition, the legal model slowly moves away from "Time &Material"/traditional timekeeping towards other pricing models such as fixed price or subscription models. The reason for this is that customers have more need for predictability, one does not want to pay "too much" for certain services (some services are in reality a off-the-shelf item) etc.
In this "track", we at TechTorget will discuss the basic needs of case management, but also ask some providers to focus on simple implementable new features. Overall, the question becomes whether one should have one system that supports the whole process or a combination in which the best niche systems also get a natural place.

Modern Accounting

Accounting has become much "modern" in recent years. Advanced financial technology, for example, interprets inbound and outbound invoices and learns from what is being registered, budgeting and reporting has become much more dynamic (it does not have to do once per year), and there is a growing number of professional players who can take over (part of) the accounting function. TechTorget deals with this topic.


In a world that is becoming more digital and computerized, Compliance is becoming more important to ensure that companies maintain rules and laws. Precisely because there are several rules and requirements and it is not possible to deal with all this manually. Regtech is f.e.ks. a term that relates to this topic.
From a security perspective, there is a focus on products and services that will make lawyers and law firms' everyday processes safer and more compliant that we at TechTorget will now focus on in TechTorget 2021.


Security is at the heart of what lawyers and the market perceive as the basis of their reputation and seriousness, and it is no longer just a buzzword.
There is no need for a conviction that security breaches are one of the most serious risks that can occur to a (lawyer) firm. It happens very often that you click on an incorrect link, are asked to open a PDF that is "malicious" or think a colleague has asked someone to transfer money. We know this can now have serious consequences. In many of the standard applications and platforms used by lawyers and lawyers (such as Microsoft), there are many security features that most individuals and companies do not know and/or have not thought about or have not been implemented to make their everyday lives more secure. Furthermore, there are many niche products that prevent e.g. sending to the wrong email address, which detect abnormal behavior, that verify your identity in different ways, etc. Not to mention services like spam filters, penetration testing, and user awareness training.

Joint sessions


Fotograf: Monica Kvaale

Merete Smith

Norwegian Bar Association
Merete Smith is a long-time general secretary of the Norwegian Bar Association, with broad insight into the Norwegian legal industry. Smith has long advocated a technology boost throughout the justice sector, and is concerned about the opportunities new technology can create for the rule of law and the legal aid-seeking public.

Peter van Dam

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

Sverre Tyrhaug

Managing Partner

Salvador Baille

Technology visionary and entrepreneur
Panel participant: How do legal tech trends affect the future of lawyers?
Salvador Baille is the founder and owner of Intelis, a Norwegian consulting firm in innovation and business development. He is also a partner for mentoring and Investor Relations in Aggrator, the Norwegian incubator for a cleaner better world. Salvador has extensive experience in strategic and operational technology management from many companies and industries, nationally and internationally, from global giants to start-ups. He is also a sought-after speaker and podcast participant, where he shares his knowledge of technology trends, innovation and strategy.
Knut Magnar Aanestad

Knut-Magnar Aanestad

Founding partner
Kursholder: Prompting av Generativ AI

Beate Kalvøy

Lawyer and product manager
HELP Forsikring AS
Panel participant: How do legal tech trends affect the future of lawyers?
Beate Martine Kalvøy is a lawyer and product manager at HELP Forsikring AS. HELP Forsikring AS is an insurance company that exclusively offers legal services, and aims to be a leader in digital solutions in the legal industry in Scandinavia. Beate is, among other things, the leader of various projects and initiatives that will help to digitize and streamline everyday life for clients and lawyers. She is also responsible for innovation among employees
Henrik Nielsen

Henrik A. Jensen

Lawyer, entrepreneur and board member
Lectures on the journey from traditional law firm to future law firm
Henrik A. Jensen (b. 1970) is the founder of Legalis, which was first established in 1997 as a legal online service under the name JussNett, and which started legal advice from 1999. He is currently chairman and active lawyer in the company. Jensen is committed to new technology and commercially built, while Legalis' core value in providing professional legal assistance at a reasonable price is deeply rooted. With the right to appear before the Supreme Court, Jensen currently assists large and small companies as well as private companies with ongoing legal needs.
Lill Egeland

Lill Egeland

Lawyer / Partner
Simonsen Vogt Wiig
Panelist in final debate: Opportunities and challenges with technology today as seen from different legal roles
Lill Egeland is a partner in the Employment Law Department of Simonsen Vogt Wiig, co-author on and board member of Lovdata. Lill is concerned with digitalization and tech stuff, yet she is the one who most often shares confidential documents with others.
Lasrs Ole Sikkeland

Lars Ole Sikkeland

Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management, Equinor Legal
Panelist in final debate: Opportunities and challenges with technology today as seen from different legal roles
Lars Ole Sikkeland has been a lawyer in Equinor since 2012 and today has a role where he tries to find the good solutions for what Equinor's legal department will look like in the future, including how knowledge is captured and reused and how digital tools can be used to deliver even better legal services. Is particularly engaged and involved in the development of automated contracts (so-called "smart" contracts).
Gian Luca Congeddu

Gian Luca Congeddu

Lawyer / Partner
Arktis Bentzen
Panelist in final debate: Opportunities and challenges with technology today as seen from different legal roles
Gian Luca is a business lawyer specializing in digital technology and aviation. As a lawyer in small niche law firm he has developed a view on how IT solutions can support their daily work and strategy. That has led to that he has invested and is actively involved in several tech start-ups, has become the co-founder of the start-up hub Explorer HQ and is a member of the tech collective.
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