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We are thrilled to announce our new virtual event – LawFestLive, which will be held live on Wednesday 5 August 2020 and on-demand. New Zealand’s only virtual legal innovation and technology conference, LawFestLive brings together legal professionals from across the country and abroad to discover how to adapt and thrive in this unprecedented environment. Our...
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Thanks for your patience and support as we developed a new plan for LawFest moving forward, following the decision to postpone the event in March 2020 due to the escalating and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. Much remains unclear about the duration of this crisis, however we are now working towards holding this event in...
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It is with very deep regret that I advise that LawFest will not go ahead on Wednesday 18 March 2020 due to the unprecedented and rapidly-changing situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is completely beyond our control. The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors and the broader community is our top priority. We...
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LawFest is cognisant of the COVID- 19 situation and have appropriate measures in place to reassure delegates. In accordance with the New Zealand Government and the Ministry of Health (MOH) if you have been in mainland China, Iran, northern Italy or the Republic of Korea (excluding airport transit) in the past 14 days, or are...
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Checkout some of these leading organisations that will be at LawFest, as they gain practical insights of how they can adapt & thrive in this changing market. It is not too late for you to join these leading firms at the legal conference you do not want to miss! Some of the organisations attending include...
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The ‘Under 30’ pass is back again for LawFest 2019, after its enormous success of its introduction earlier this year. This discounted ticket option is to encourage young legal professionals who may just be starting their career to attend New Zealand’s premier legal innovation and technology event, and to encourage them to champion adoption of...
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One of the exciting additions to LawFest 2019 is the introduction of ‘Tech Demos’. LawFest is the only event in New Zealand that provides this unique opportunity to see the products and services of leading technology providers. We are taking it one step further at LawFest 2019 to showcase even more technology through the day....
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Technology is changing how we work in all aspects of life and the legal profession is no different. The profession is facing considerable change as growing pressures are forcing law firms to innovate in how they deliver their legal services. This is also impacting barristers and how they practice. Changing Landscape Traditionally the legal profession...
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New Zealand’s legal innovation and technology LawFest event on 8 March attracted over 250 legal professionals from across the country. The event has come a long way since its beginnings 6 years ago. It is now the must do New Zealand legal conference of the year, as more legal professionals look to learn more about...
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This week LawFest NZ launched the country’s first index of legal technology businesses for legal professionals. The NZ Legal Technology Index lists specialist legal technology businesses that provide solutions to business challenges, so legal services can be delivered more efficiently and at a lower cost. The index aims to improve access to legal technology products...
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Described by attendees as the “must do legal conference of the year”, LawFest, New Zealand’s premier legal innovation and technology event, attracted over 250 legal professionals from across the country, revealing a heightened appetite for change in how legal services are delivered. LawFest Event Founder and Strategic Adviser of E-Discovery Consulting Andrew King said the...
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LawFest is the one event of the year legal professionals should attend to discover how technology and innovation can impact them, their firms and their clients.  We have made some exciting changes tailored to the needs of lawyers, support staff and management from within law firms, corporate organisations and government agencies. We have new working sessions,...
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We often highlight why you should attend LawFest, however it is also important to identify exactly who should attend. The simple answer is if you want to learn more about innovative practices, drive greater efficiency within your organisation and ultimately drive profitability, then LawFest is the event for you. LawFest is not just for lawyers,...
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Why you should attend LawFest If you want to learn more about innovative practices, drive greater efficiency within your organisation and ultimately drive profitability, then LawFest is the event for you. LawFest is the one event legal professionals should attend every year, providing an opportunity for anyone involved in the intersection of technology and the...
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We are pleased to announce that The New Zealand Bar Association is back again as a supporting organisation for LawFest. The NZBA represents lawyers/advocates who practise at the Independent Bar. They aim to promote and encourage a strong and independent bar with a high standard of legal representation and advocacy. Find out more about the...
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One of the exciting new initiatives for LawFest in 2018 is the introduction of our Innovation Zone. The Innovation Zone provides the opportunity for more kiwi start-ups to also be part of the one event that those interested in legal innovation and technology will be attending in 2018. The Innovation Zone provides start-ups with the...
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We are pleased to announce that New Zealand Centre for ICT Law is back again as a supporting organisation for LawFest. The New Zealand Centre for ICT Law is a specialist centre within Auckland University Law School, which investigates, studies and considers the implications of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) within the context of law,...
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New Zealand’s next lawyers and legal professionals have grown up in the tech age, but it is important that they get first hand and practical exposure to legal technology and the potential ways for the legal profession to innovate. That’s why this year at LawFest we’ve introduced the ‘Under 30’ ticket. This discounted ticket option...
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We are pleased to announce that Information Governance ANZ is back again as a supporting organisation for LawFest. Information Governance ANZ brings together professionals from different disciplines across all types of organisations, and provides a forum where professionals can collaborate and promote best practices and innovations of information governance activities and technologies, which organisations employ to...
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This article originally appeared Business Day – Stuff, 13 August 2017 The legal industry is generally behind the 8-ball when it comes to innovation and technological disruption which can make lawyers “freeze up”, LawFest organiser Andrew King says. But instead of seeing it as a challenge, the focus should be on the opportunity created by...
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