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See who will be at LawFestLive on 5 August !

Checkout some of these leading organisations that will be at LawFestLive on 5 August to gain practical insights on how they can adapt and thrive in this unprecedented environment. It is not too late for you to join leading lawyers, in-house counsel, technologists and legal innovators at NZ’s only virtual legal conference! Some of the organisations […]

Tickets for LawFestLive now on sale!

We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for LawFestLive, New Zealand’s only virtual legal innovation + technology conference. Our programme is focused on helping the legal industry re-evaluate how they deliver legal services now and in the post COVID-19 world. Our speakers will share expert insights and the real-world experiences of […]

Introducing LawFestLive!

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 […]

LawFest plans moving forward

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 […]

LawFest 2020 – Important Information

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 […]

LawFest measures in place to reassure delegates

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 […]

Who will be at LawFest

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 […]

Practice Management: 5 Ways to Make Your Small Law Firm More Efficient

Long hours are typical for law firms, but how often do you find yourself underestimating your billable hours, or those “pass on” client costs? This can be especially problematic for smaller firms, where margins are already slim and practitioners are often juggling the many responsibilities of running a small business. Here are five things you […]

LawFest welcomes back the discounted Under 30 pass

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 […]

Exciting new Tech Demos added for LawFest 2019

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. […]

The opportunity to innovate through leveraging technology

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 […]

Legal Technology Index First of Its Kind in New Zealand

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 […]

Successful Legal Innovation and Technology Event Reveals Appetite for Change

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 […]

How to get the most out of LawFest

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, […]

Legal professionals to learn about the future of their profession at New Zealand’s legal innovation and technology event

On 8 March, over 250 legal professionals and industry providers will be joining some of New Zealand’s leading legal technology thinkers at LawFest 2018, New Zealand’s premier legal innovation and technology event, in Auckland. The programme has been handcrafted by a sector-wide working group, pulling ideas from leading lawyers, practice managers, in-house counsel, in-firm technology […]

Innovation Series – Laura O’Gorman

LawFest organiser Andrew King continues his series of interviews with key legal professionals with their innovation and technology stories.   An interview with Laura O’Gorman, Partner at Buddle Findlay.   What has been your experience or interaction with legal innovation and technology? Coming from a family of computer experts, I have always been interested in […]

Innovation Series – Terri Bray

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 Terri Bray, Practice Manager at Wynyard Wood What has been […]

Innovation Series – Matt Farrington

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? As […]

Innovation Series – Craig Columbus

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 Craig Columbus, Chief Information Officer, Russell McVeagh   What has been […]