New Working Group developing an even better LawFest 2018

As a new initiative, we established a working group to help devise the programme for LawFest in 2018. We put together the working group to gather a broader cross section of ideas that we believe better reflects the wider interests of legal professionals.

Over 20 legal professionals joined us in this working group at Minter Ellison in Auckland earlier this month to discuss ideas for 2018.

Those joining us in the working group and others we have since consulted include –

  • Rod Morris |Assistant General Counsel |Spark
  • Caroline Fergusson |Business Transformation Manager |Simpson Grierson
  • Jarrod Coburn |CEO |Ebborn Law
  • Claudia King |CEO & Founder |Automio
  • Craig Columbus |CIO |Russell McVeagh
  • Nick Whitehouse |CIO |Minter Ellison
  • Jacqui Matthews |Finance Manager |Brookfields
  • Adam Griffiths |IT Manager |Duncan Cotterill
  • Matt Farrington |Legal Technologist |Juno Legal
  • Niika Komokallio |Litigation Support Manager |Russell McVeagh
  • Laura O’Gorman |Partner |Buddle Findlay
  • Tom Massland |Partner |Minter Ellison
  • Terri Bray |Practice Manager |Wynyard Wood
  • Pauline Glancy |Practice Manager |Haigh Lyon
  • Rachael Stevenson |Practice Manager |Alexander Dorrington
  • Susan Bennett |Principal |Sibenco Advisory
  • Carlene O’Meagher |Senior Business Analyst |Chapman Tripp
  • David HarveyNZ ICT Law Centre
  • Tim Boyne | LawVu
  • Sam Kidd | LawVu

We are grateful for all of those that contributed on the day, with some dialling in from throughout New Zealand and abroad. We would also like to thank the many others that contributed ideas for topics and speakers. In particular we would like to also thank (but obviously not limited to) Larissa Vaughan (KiwiBank), Terri Mottershead (Centre for Legal Innovation) and Thomas Bloy (Evolution Lawyers).

The working group was a great success with such quality and diverse interests reflected by the group. The group discussion had renewed energy and enthusiasm, coupled with many new and exciting ideas that we are sure will interest delegates in 2018.

We will develop these ideas further over the coming weeks to produce an interesting programme that will build on the great success of 2017, featuring keynotes together with new initiatives such as workshops and discussion groups.

LawFest is the one event legal professionals should attend every year, providing an opportunity for anyone involved in the intersection of technology and the law to develop their knowledge and immerse themselves in the latest topics and trends in this fast-changing area. The programme will provide something for everyone including lawyers, in-house counsel, practice managers, CEOs, and everyone in between.

Make sure you mark 8 March 2018 in your calendar, and get in now if you want the great discounted ticket options !

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