Friday, March 21, 2014

MyLegalWhiz Hub MOA signing and launching


The date 11 March 2014 marked the launching of the first law and technology hub in the Philippines, the MyLegalWhiz Hub, Law and Technology Center, at the 6/F, The Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, De La Salle University-Manila.

The memorandum of agreement (MoA) between DLSU-Manila and Thinc Office Corp. was signed by Br. Ricardo P. Laguda FSC, President and Chancellor of DLSU-Manila and Atty. Joseph Dexter M. Feliciano, Founder and CEO of Thinc Office Corp. Dr. Myrna S. Austria, Vice Chancellor for Academics; Mr. Edwin P. Santiago, Vice President for Administration; Dr. Leonila C. Abella, Associate Vice President for Information Resource Management; Atty. Jose Manuel I. Diokno, Dean, College of Law; and,  Atty. Jocelyn P. Cruz, Vice Dean, College of Law, also signed as witnesses.

The signing of the MoA seals the partnership of DLSU and Thinc Office Corp. on the establishment of a law and technology hub that will host the latest technologies in legal research and introduce cloud-based service that can revolutionize legal study and practice in the Philippines.

Thinc Corp. together with its partners Acer Philippines and Switch (Apple) provided the latest computers and mobile devices and relevant technology required by this hub. Thinc’s software, MyLegalWhiz, a dynamic and innovative cloud-based technology that provides an extensive yet organized and curated legal research information and knowledge, powers each computer device for legal research.

As it aims to be a symbol of innovation in law in the Philippines, the hub will showcase the latest technological developments (both in hardware and software) that can make law students, practitioners and educators efficient in their research, study and work. It will also serve other colleges by providing new research technology and content on intellectual property, taxes, government compliance, among others.

The MyLegalWhiz Hub, Law and Technology Center is located beside the Cyber Nook, 6/F, The Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

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