LawFestLive Programme

Programme

10.30AM
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11.00AM

 

Welcome

Warrick McLean, CEO & Principal, Coleman Greig Lawyers

11.05AM

 

Creating an Innovation Culture

The creation of an environment in which innovation can flourish requires deliberate action by law firm and in-house leaders. In this presentation, Caryn draws on her extensive experience to explore the challenges and opportunities that you might encounter when embarking on an innovation journey and shares useful frameworks through which new ideas and opportunities can be welcomed and tested. She will also provide practical tips to enable the successful delivery of your innovation initiatives.

Caryn Sandler, Partner & Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer, Gilbert + Tobin

11.30AM
Opportunity for the Courts

COVID-19 forced the Courts to adopt new ways of working. One of New Zealand’s leading lawyers, Mike Heron QC, explores how this presents an opportunity the Courts must continue to embrace as they look to capitalise on this experience and ultimately deliver more accessible justice to everyone.

Mike Heron, QC

11.45AM
Panel: Embracing and Driving Change

There is no doubt that the legal profession is in the midst of a massive transformation – and that continuing with a business-as-usual strategy is no longer an option for lasting success. It is imperative that we embrace change and explore new ways of working.

To enable innovation, we need to create an environment where all legal professionals can thrive and where change is the new normal. In this panel we have assembled legal professionals with diverse hands-on experience in preparing their organisations for the future. From changing culture to changing legislation, our panellists will share their hard-earned insights to help you drive innovation and change!

Moderated by:
Warrick McLean, CEO & Principal, Coleman Greig Lawyers

Panelists:
Hon Andrew Little, Minister of Justice & Minister for Courts
Helen Mackay, Director, Juno Legal
Erin Ebborn, Director & Principal Lawyer, Portia
Maria Sopoaga, Solicitor, Auckland Council

12.15PM

 

Tech Talks

“The Why”

Culture is core of innovation.  Coupled with agile technology and utilising big data and cloud trends firms need to keep up the reinvention.  During this Tech Talk, Greg will cover how cultural changes are being rolled out at LexisNexis as well as present some examples of how innovation is shaping the future of practice.  You can also get involved through LexisNexis’s Innovation Panel.

Presented by:
Greg Dickason, Managing Director, LexisNexis Pacific

12.30PM
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1.00PM
Tech Talks

 

1.20PM
The Opportunities for In-house Professionals

In this session three leading in-house lawyers share stories about how they embraced change during the pandemic. Discover how they have adapted and the opportunities they envisage going forward, including their evolving expectations for law firms. The session concludes with an interactive Q&A, led by Helen Mackay. You are guaranteed to find something you can take away and implement in your own team!

Tom Lane, General Counsel & Company Secretary – Pacific, Coca Cola Amatil
Katie Bhreatnach, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Airways New Zealand
Sabina Bickelmann, General Counsel, Icebreaker

1.50PM
Interactive Q&A Forum

Tom Lane, General Counsel & Company Secretary – Pacific, Coca Cola Amatil
Katie Bhreatnach, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Airways New Zealand
Sabina Bickelmann, General Counsel, Icebreaker
Moderated by:
Helen Mackay, Director, Juno Legal

2.00PM
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2.10PM
Embracing and Leading Change

Three highly-respected law firm leaders share their stories about how their firm responded to the rapidly changing and uncertain environment presented by the pandemic. Learn how their investment in innovation and change provided them with an agile platform to support the evolving needs of their business and clients. Hear their views on the opportunities they see emerging from COVID-19 then ask them questions in the interactive Q&A, led by Warrick McLean.

Jo Avenell, CEO, Russell McVeagh
Jon Calder, CEO, Tompkins Wake
Jarrod Coburn, CEO, Portia

2.40PM
Interactive Q&A Forum

Jo Avenell, CEO, Russell McVeagh
Jon Calder, CEO, Tompkins Wake
Jarrod Coburn, CEO, Portia
Moderated by:
Warrick McLean, CEO & Principal, Coleman Greig Lawyers

2.50PM
The Wrap

Warrick McLean, CEO & Principal, Coleman Greig Lawyers

3.00PM
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