We’re excited to share a recent conversation with Dr. Sylvia Kwakye, a developer at Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute. Sylvia uses data mining and natural language processing to transform static legal documents into searchable, interconnected, user-friendly compilations.
Xcential has partnered with legislatures around the globe to identify strategies and design products that will bring modernization, efficiency and transparency to the most important work that you do – drafting and amending your jurisdiction’s laws and regulations.
In this blog we will cover the top five features of modern legislative drafting tools that should be a part of your lawmaking system in 2022.
Over the past twelve months, Xcential’s Data First newsletter has featured interviews with government executives from around the world, founders and CEOs leading digital transformation efforts in the private sector, entrepreneurs, and academics discussing the modernization of legislative and regulatory drafting. Each conversation gave us a unique perspective on where the law- and rule-making world is headed — and some reminded us just how far we’ve come.
We recently caught up with Fastcase CEO Ed Walters, who told us one of the best founding stories we’ve heard in a long time. It’s 1999, a lawyer and rocket scientist meet in the copy room of a high-power Washington, D.C. law firm at one o’clock in the morning, chaos ensues.
Mark Montoya is one of the longest standing leaders in the U.S. regulatory sector working on the transformation of government documents into searchable, structured data. Mark took us behind the scenes on the FDIC’s call report modernization project in the early 2000s, the first mandatory electronic filing system for financial data in the US, and told us why he is optimistic about future structured data initiatives.
The LEX Summer School was started more than a decade ago to promote Akoma Ntoso, an XML standard covering many different legal traditions. In 2010, the school was moved to Ravenna Italy to echo the history of the Roman code, which was drafted there. The history of legislation in Ravenna goes back 1500 years, and the small town of today is proud of its large history. LEX Summer School participants are constantly reminded of the history they are building on, all the while learning the intricacies of XML-based legislative drafting.
For nearly two decades, the team at Xcential has partnered with legislatures and rulemaking bodies around the globe to design underlying digital structures for both law and regulation that will permit the adoption of purpose-built solutions. Once laws and regulatory rules are expressed as Data First, user-centered design can inform solutions created with legislative and regulatory users in mind.
Bússola Tech’s June 30th conference featured prominent civil servants from legislative houses around the world, politicians in leading institutional positions, entrepreneurs, and academics to discuss the evolution of digital transformation in legislatures.