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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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At LawFest 2017, we introduced the new initiative of the LawFest Membership. A community to bring legal professionals together, keeping them up to date with the latest legal tech news, developments and solutions from New Zealand and around the globe. The LawFest membership is for any legal professional to be a part of the New Zealand...
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LawFest – Innovating legal services
Last week over 200 people from law firms, in-house legal teams and the technology industry joined some of New Zealand’s leading legal technology thinkers at LawFest, New Zealand’s premier legal innovation and technology event, at the Langham in Auckland. LawFest is the key one day conference for legal professionals, developed as an opportunity for anyone...
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Digital Disruption for lawyers
Rod Morris, Assistant General Counsel at Spark New Zealand, leads a team of senior lawyers who provide legal services to Spark’s technology and network businesses. He sheds some light on how he sees the evolving technology landscape changing the nature of the legal profession.   1. How do you think a law firm should be...
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LawFest Conference
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 techtalks,...
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The important role of Law Firms in a cyber attack
As one of the keynotes at LawFest, Carl Woerndle shares his experience of the cyber attack that destroyed his business. In two weeks he lost a business that had taken over 10 years to build up. His company Distribute IT, an IT company with a solid reputation, was the target of an attack so severe...
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Why law firms should embrace technology
The advances in technology have greatly transformed how law is practiced, with even greater change on the horizon. Traditionally the legal profession has been slow adopters of technology, but this is changing as law firms are being forced to change how legal services are delivered, largely to better meet the demands of their clients. The...
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Young lawyer ticket - LawFest
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 “young legal professional” ticket for under 25s....
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LegalTech-NY
Last week I joined an estimated 10,000 others in the legal technology community from around the globe who converged on New York for LegalTech. What is LegalTech? Legaltech is the largest and most important legal technology event of the year, held annually at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan. Complimenting the 10,000 attendees, the...
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The legal profession globally is facing considerable change as growing pressures are forcing law firms to innovate in how they deliver their legal services. Law firms are only starting to take advantage of the opportunities that technology brings – opportunities that many other industries have embraced for many years. And in New Zealand we’re even...
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