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Innovation Series – Susan Bennett

The following is a part of a series of interviews with legal professionals and their experiences and interaction with innovation and technology in the legal sector. We hope you’ll get value from what others have learnt along the way and their recommendations. An interview with Susan Bennett, Principal Sibenco Legal & Advisory, Co-founder and Director Information […]

Who should attend LawFest?

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, […]

Innovation Series – Claudia King

The following is a part of a series of interviews with legal professionals and their experiences and interaction with innovation and technology in the legal sector. We hope you’ll get value from what others have learnt along the way and their recommendations. What has been your experience or interaction with legal innovation and technology? Legal […]

Innovation Series – Gene Turner

The following is a part of a series of interviews with legal professionals and their experiences and interaction with innovation and technology in the legal sector. We hope you’ll get value from what others have learnt along the way and their recommendations. What has been your experience or interaction with legal innovation and technology? I’ve […]

Innovation Series – Shaun Plant

The following is a part of a series of interviews with legal professionals and their experiences and interaction with innovation and technology in the legal sector. We hope you’ll get value from what others have learnt along the way and their recommendations. An interview with Shaun Plant, Legal Services Lead at Waikato Regional Council. What […]

Innovation Series – Steven Moe

The following is a part of a series of interviews with legal professionals and their experiences and interaction with innovation and technology in the legal sector. We hope you’ll get value from what others have learnt along the way and their recommendations. An interview with Steven Moe, Senior Associate, Parry Field Lawyers What has been your […]

Why you should attend LawFest

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 […]

Welcome to The New Zealand Bar Association as a Supporter of LawFest 2018

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 […]

Innovation Series – Larissa Vaughan

The following is a part of a series of interviews with legal professionals and their experiences and interaction with innovation and technology in the legal sector. We hope you’ll get value from what others have learnt along the way and their recommendations. An interview with Larissa Vaughan, Head of Legal Wealth and Digital Legal Lead, Kiwibank […]

Innovation Series – Rachael Stevenson

The following is a part of a series of interviews with legal professionals and their experiences and interaction with innovation and technology in the legal sector. We hope you’ll get value from what others have learnt along the way and their recommendations. An interview with Rachael Stevenson, Practice Manager, AlexanderDorrington Name, role and company Rachael Stevenson, […]

Sir Ray Avery to deliver LawFest opening keynote

We are pleased to announce that Sir Ray Avery will deliver the opening keynote at LawFest on 8 March 2018. Sir Ray Avery GNZM is a successful Scientist, Author, inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and start-up Investor. Ray is an internationally recognised charismatic and entertaining public speaker who challenges everyone to “Dream Big” and develop game-changing disruptive […]

Innovation Series – Thomas Bloy

The following is the second of a series of interviews with legal professionals and their experiences and interaction with innovation and technology in the legal sector. We hope you’ll get value from what others have learnt along the way and their recommendations.   An interview with Thomas Bloy, Director of Evolution Lawyers and CEO of […]

Innovation Series – Caroline Ferguson

The following is the first of a series of interviews with legal professionals and their experiences and interaction with innovation and technology in the legal sector. We hope you’ll get value from what others have learnt along the way and their recommendations. This interview with Caroline Ferguson was originally published in LawTalk. For the relevant […]

LawFest introduces a new Innovation Zone for Tech Start-ups

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 […]

Welcome to New Zealand Centre for ICT Law as a Supporter of LawFest 2018

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, […]

Welcome to Information Governance ANZ as a Supporter of LawFest 2018

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 […]

Technological disruption presents legal industry with big opportunity

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 […]

LawFest – Innovating legal services

LawFest – Innovating legal services by leveraging technology

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 […]

LawFest Attendee

New Zealand’s leading legal tech conference gets underway

Today, over 200 people from law firms, in-house legal teams and the technology industry will be joining some of New Zealand’s leading legal technology thinkers at LawFest 2017, New Zealand’s premier legal innovation and technology event, in Auckland. LawFest provides a platform for legal professionals to discover technology and develop a greater understanding of how […]

InfoTrack

Legal Practice: Innovation & Technology is the New Norm

Sponsored post InfoTrack is a Bronze Sponsor of LawFest 2017. Dennis Wade, InfoTrack Country Manager, New Zealand, shares his insights in the lead-up to LawFest. The legal sector is dealing with more disruptive technologies than ever before, and the industry is being faced with widespread upheaval. The legal world has and will continue to evolve and change. […]

Ricoh

Virtual meetings – the closest thing to beaming in

Sponsored post Ricoh are a Bronze Sponsor of LawFest 2017 Ricoh has given video conferencing and the humble whiteboard a serious makeover. It’s part of the new Ricoh Unified Communication System (UCS) technology suite that allows users to scan from a multifunctional device to an interconnected and interactive whiteboard, access documents in virtual meetings via […]

Lexis Nexis

LexisNexis Announce Partnership with Conveyancing Solutions Limited

Sponsored post LexisNexis are a Bronze Sponsor of LawFest 2017, and tell us about their new partnership with Conveyancing Solutions Limited   Global leaders in legal research and technology, LexisNexis have announced a partnership with cloud-based conveyancing software provider, Conveyancing Solutions Ltd. Through this partnership, LexisNexis will be offering Conveyancing Solutions Ltd’s cloud-based conveyIT Maestro […]