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Josef’s world-class and free legal automation and innovation education program is making a comeback – and it’s better than ever.

The new and improved Designer & Builder Program 2.0 is a practical online course for lawyers and legal professionals, helping you stay ahead of the curve with core legaltech and design skills. 

Sam Flynn, Josef COO and Co-founder, said of the new program: “We’ve spent much of 2021 redesigning the course so that it covers more content in less time and with more practical, hands-on training.”

“I can’t wait to see what people come up with this time around!”

For those of you who’ve always wanted to try Josef but haven’t had the chance, now you can for free.

The program not only teaches you these crucial skills, but is also hands-on and guides learners through the step-by-step process of building a fully-functioning and well-designed bot on Josef. Users will have access to a free trial account on Josef throughout the course.

You can register here for the program, which launches on the week starting March 15, 2022.

Why should you sign up?


The Designer & Builder Program will teach you some of the core skills required for legal professionals in the future. Even if you’re not a “tech-y” person, the concepts and tools that this program covers will be relevant to your day-to-day work and your practice.

“What I learned through the legal design and design thinking modules were truly useful business skills,” said former DBP participant Fiona McLay.

Fiona, the Principal Lawyer at McLay Legal, learned to build a self-service bot which tells users whether a claim for misleading and deceptive conduct in financial services is apportionable. 

“It’s also a life skill, and it’s a skill for the future. Doing this course is something that will help not just for the next week, but for the next ten, twenty years.”

Read more about past participants’ experience here.

What does the program cover?


The program is broken down into the following over 6 weeks:

Module 1: Legal design and ideation
Module 2: Planning and prototyping
Module 3: Building on Josef
Module 4: User experience design
Module 5: Getting ready for launch

At the end of the program, participants will have brought an automation idea to life on Josef, while acquiring the knowledge and skills to apply to future legal innovation projects.

Participants then submit their bot for review to get Josef’s Designer & Builder certification.


“Doing this course is something that will help not just for the next week, but for the next ten, twenty years.”
– Fiona McLay, Principal Lawyer

How much time will it take?


You can take the course at your own pace, and we estimate that you’ll need about 1-2 hours per week to get it done.

Former DBP participant Adam Connolly from MinterEllison – who built a bot to streamline an enterprise agreement voting system – commended the flexibility and accessibility of the program. 

“I found the timeline encouraging… I could manage it in parts when I had time during the week, rather than classes with fixed times,” he said. 

A pathway to legaltech


Josef Legal Technologist Ali Cook, who joined Josef after completing the DBP last year, said the program “offers a really interesting way to think differently about an area of the law”.

“Learning how to map out an automation solution can provide a visual representation of the way lawyers think,” she said.

“It’s particularly valuable for people who are looking to dip their toes in the world of legal technology and legal automation – the program is a really practical, step-by-step guide on how to automate a legal task.”

“This latest iteration of the DBP pares back on the theory so it’s more hands-on and less of an academic exercise.”

Level up your legal skills today!

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