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Partha Sen : A Visionary Leader Shaping Tomorrow's Legal Landscape

Partha Sen : A Visionary Leader Shaping Tomorrow's Legal Landscape

 Partha Sen ,  Co-Founder & CTO

Partha Sen

Co-Founder & CTO

Access to professional legal services is crucial for businesses aiming to succeed in today's competitive market landscape. Leading in the legal field requires showcasing expertise, sharing valuable insights, and offering perspectives within a particular industry. These actions contribute to establishing credibility, setting oneself apart, and attracting esteemed clients. Legalkart offers a mobile application providing users access to a legal practice management platform and assistance with legal matters. Partha Sen, a Co-Founder and CTO of the organization, has been actively involved in providing essential legal assistance to their clients.

During our exclusive interview, Partha provided valuable industry insights and offered illuminating details about internal operations.

Can you guide us through your career path and share the inspiration that led to the creation of Legalkart?

My professional odyssey began at Jadavpur University in 1992, where the enchantment of physics intertwined with my fascination for computer applications, culminating in a graduation ripe with curiosity. Initially drawn towards unravelling the enigmas of liquid crystals, my trajectory pivoted towards the allure of software development, navigating the labyrinthine depths of technology at Unisource. The transition from Visual C++ to the dynamic realm of web development heralded a transformative phase, sculpting me into a seasoned system engineer and software virtuoso. Assuming leadership roles in the corporate arena, I orchestrated global ventures with finesse, yet a yearning for unrestrained innovation kindled the inception of Radiance Software Technologies in 2003.

Over a decade, our endeavours expanded across borders, unveiling pioneering projects like a revolutionary social network for Rugby clubs under Club Wireless Europe's aegis. Returning to India in 2009, WRC Technologies emerged in 2011, heralding an era of groundbreaking software solutions, epitomized by a cutting-edge bike rental application for a discerning European clientele. In 2017,
Legalkart was born in collaboration with a legal luminary, aiming to democratize legal access. Today, it stands as a beacon, hosting verified legal minds and offering multilingual services nationwide, embodying our mission.

I foresee a surge in AI-driven solutions aiding lawyers in case analysis, judgment assessment, & citation retrieval

Could you discuss your academic journey at Jadavpur University and share any valuable lessons or experiences gained outside of the classroom?

My time at Jadavpur University fills me with pride, and as an alumnus, I cherish the fond memories. Living nearby allowed me to fully immerse myself in campus life, enriching my journey from initial uncertainty about admission to becoming an integral part of the community. I engaged in diverse activities, including playing table tennis and participating in the drama club, where we received recognition, winning awards at Gemini in 1994. Interactions with peers and professors were always welcoming, fostering a strong sense of belonging in the campus environment.

Jadavpur University's rich cultural heritage has produced renowned talents in directing, acting, singing, and media. Participating in cultural festivals taught me valuable event management and networking skills, inspiring me to pursue entrepreneurship despite societal expectations. My family's encouragement, particularly from my father and wife, played a pivotal role, supporting me even as I embarked on my first venture shortly after marriage. The university's emphasis on innovation and research further fueled my aspirations, aligning with the encouragement I received from my family.

As a Co-Founder, what considerations do you prioritize when formulating strategies for sustained digital evolution?

Upon graduation and entering our careers, we witnessed the internet's rapid expansion. Simply obtaining an email address, like Gmail or Yahoo Mail, was a notable milestone. Digital landscapes have evolved significantly since then, with concerns arising from extensive data exposure. Applications like Google inadvertently gather personal information, while GPS tracking in smartphones accumulates detailed profiles. Despite promising advancements in artificial intelligence, the implications of our data remain uncertain. Unlike Europe, India lacks
stringent data privacy regulations, necessitating proactive measures to protect digital identities. Without robust cyber laws, the risks of cybercrime and data breaches persist, impacting individuals and businesses.

How do you nurture innovation in your team? What practices do you use to bring out their best potential?

I hadn't worked with smaller teams for quite some time, stretching back to 1999. Many members of my team have been with me for over a decade, despite receiving tempting offers from MNCs. Retaining such dedicated individuals and inspiring them to innovate presents a significant challenge. Today's generation tends to switch companies frequently, with high attrition rates. To counter this, I've fostered a familial culture within our team. Everyone participates equally in discussions and contributes ideas. We don't just dictate tasks; instead, we collaboratively identify problems and develop solutions. Even newcomers are encouraged to engage and contribute to our vision of becoming leaders in the legal tech industry. Our journey has just begun, and we're working on creating an ecosystem that serves all stakeholders through a unified platform. Looking ahead, we're planning to introduce AI-based solutions for both lawyers and consumers, further solidifying our position as a leading tech provider.

What are your expectations regarding the future direction of the market?

As the government digitizes case records dating back to post-independence, comprehensive case information will become readily accessible. Using natural language processing, lawyers can input case details, and AI systems will offer guidance on contesting the case, highlighting merits, demerits, past judgments, and even predicting potential outcomes based on judges' histories. Additionally, there's a lack of comprehensive legal management systems for corporations, presenting an opportunity for development. I aim to address this gap by creating a platform that enables corporations to manage legal matters seamlessly, ensuring continuity even when employees leave. In summary, extensive digitization in the legal tech industry, facilitated by AI, will provide accessible legal services via mobile apps.

Partha Sen, Co-Founder & CTO, Legalkart

Partha, a veteran in technology and serial entrepreneurship, boasts two decades of global industry experience. Renowned for his innovation and strategic acumen, he adeptly steers product development towards futuristic goals, excelling in both startup and growth phases.

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