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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 […]

Innovation Series – Pauline Glancy

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 Pauline Glancy, Practice Manager, Haigh Lyon Lawyers What has been your […]

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 […]