Programme

Time Session / Speaker
8.00 - 9:00 AM
Registration & Expo Hall Open
9.00 - 9.05 AM
LawFest 22 Opening
Helen Mackay, Director, Juno Legal & LawFest MC
9.05 - 9.10 AM
Premium Partner Welcome
Jennifer Cathcart, Regional Manager - Asia Pacific, Netdocuments
9.10 - 9.55 AM
Developing an Innovative Mindset
Frances Valintine CNMZ, Founder, Tech Futures Lab

In this keynote address, Frances shares her expertise in creating a mindset that is adaptable and embraces change. Given our futures are tech based, she explores the importance of collaborating and continuing to learn as our customers are changing and so do their needs. Discover practical tips to help you with your innovation initiatives and prepare you for now and the future. Be inspired and empowered to take risks, step off the conveyor belt, think originally, and lead with possibility - creating greater value for your clients.

9.55 - 10.30 AM
Accelerating your legal team's digital transformation
Marlo-Osborne Smith and Eric Chin, Directors, NewLaw - PwC

The pace and degree of digital transformation was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology budget restrictions loosened as digital adoption took a quantum leap and lawyers and corporate counsel transitioned to remote working. This shift presents a generational opportunity for us to move the legal industry into the digital age. Marlo and Eric will provide powerful frameworks, strategies and solutions to help you shape and accelerate your legal team's digital transformation journey and share their hard-won learnings from other corporate services transformation projects.

10.30 - 10.45 AM
The Pitch
Rapid-fire 60 second elevator pitches showcasing our major partners

10.45 - 11.30 AM
Morning Tea
11.30 - 12.00 PM
Māori Transformational Leadership: a Journey as an Agent of Change
Juliet Tainui-Hernandez, Assistant Governor & General Manager of Transformation and People at Te Pūtea Matua, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

After two decades building her legal career internationally, Juliet Tainui Hernandez returned to Aotearoa to take up a pivotal role leading transformation, people and culture at Te Pūtea Matua (The Reserve Bank), while also serving as a non-executive director on the Board of Ngāi Tahu Holdings. In this inspiring session, she talks about her career journey, contributing to her iwi, and using Te Ao Māori to support financial and economic inclusion.

12.00 - 12.30 PM
The Power of Wellbeing - Rewriting our Social Contract in a Post-pandemic World
Clive Elliott QC Barrister & Arbitrator, Shortland Chambers

The legal profession plays a critical role in maintaining the fabric of civil society, by upholding the rule of law and helping to resolve conflicts. However, unprecedented social change and technology is challenging almost everything we stand for. We need to understand what is driving this process so we can remain ahead of the curve and provide leadership and advocate for positive change. In this session, Clive provides a blueprint for how individuals, communities and humanity as a whole can flourish and thrive in the rapidly changing and unsettling post pandemic world and make a difference.

12.30 - 1.00 PM
Privacy, Trust & Technology: Innovation with Accountability
Moderator:
Panellists:

With the rapid innovation in technology and growth in the internet of things (IOT), comes enormous opportunities to deliver value. On the flip side, relentless cyberattacks, rising data breaches and changing global privacy regulations require organisations to mitigate increasing risks and costs. Panellists will discuss how they apply robust governance to drive regulatory compliant processes, socially and ethically responsible actions to enable consumer and citizen trust both in businesses and government. This wide-ranging discussion will answer critical questions including what is privacy-by-design and security-by-design, why trust and ethics matter, how good governance can help mitigate risk and how to make the business case for investment in privacy and governance projects.

1.00 - 1.50 PM
Lunch
1.50 - 2.45 PM
Law Firm Focus Stream
Practical Design - Delivering Projects for Law FirmsPractical Design - Delivering Projects for Law Firms

In this interactive session, Sara will discuss the power of legal design to help you and your team explore the unknown and the importance of cognitive diversity for successful project implementation. Drawing on use cases and example projects, Sara will illustrate how legal design can be used to deliver practical and meaningful change within law firms.

In-house Focus Stream
In-house innovation stories from the coal face
Moderator:
Panellists:

Leading in-house lawyers share their personal innovation war stories, outlining the key strategies, tactics and tools they have adopted to drive change in their departments and organisations. Discover what worked (and what didn’t) plus the challenges they overcame along the way. You are guaranteed to find something you can take away and implement in your own team! This is a highly interactive session enabling delegates to discuss further with these in-house experts.

Tech Talks Stream
AI and Investigative and Litigation Strategies
  • George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness, Reveal

George Socha and Professor Bill Hamilton of the University of Florida Levin College of Law teach a twice-yearly course at the law school on AI and investigative and litigation strategies. Join George Socha as he covers the highlights of the course in a session tailored to New Zealand and across the region.

AI in legal practice: Benefit or risk?

When considering whether to use AI during your document review, it is vital you are cognisant of both the risks and the benefits inherent in such technology. In this session, we will teach you about the potential risks associated with AI including errors and biases. We will also demonstrate the range of benefits AI can offer including time and cost-saving and improved QA through a series of case studies focussed on RelativityOne’s AI capability - Active Learning.

Responding to data breaches
  • Daniel Kavan, Director - Litigation/Cyber Incident Response, Integreon

When a cyber attack results in a breach of sensitive data, responding quickly, completely, and correctly is essential to protect an organisation’s brand and bottom line. This session reflects on New Zealand's mandatory data breach reporting regime under Privacy Act 2020, as well as parallel requirements in other jurisdictions that New Zealand businesses are likely to be impacted by, and considers the best ways to use technology to respond to these regulatory requirements in the event of a breach.

2.45 - 2.55 PM
Break - Expo Hall Break
2.55 - 3.40 PM
Law Firm Focus Stream
Working Differently
Moderator:
  • Ben Paul, Founder & Director, The BD Ladder
Panellists:

The way legal service are delivered has been in a constant state of evolution, as law firms looked to disrupt the traditional model in order to achieve competitive advantage and adapt to the rapidly changing environment. In this session, leading legal innovators talk about how they are working differently, sharing their bold, creative and exciting strategies that set them apart. In this highly-interactive session, you will gain practical insights on how and where they started, what their future looks like as they continue to embrace a ‘work-differently’ mindset and discuss how you can successfully leverage technology to transform your business processes and practices with our expert panellists.

In-house Focus Stream
Practical Design - Delivering Projects for In-House Legal
  • Ben Paul, Founder & Director, The BD Ladder
Panellists:

In this interactive session, Sara will discuss the power of legal design to help you and your team explore the unknown and the importance of cognitive diversity for successful project implementation. Drawing on use cases and example projects, Sara will illustrate how legal design can be used to deliver practical and meaningful change within in-house teams.

Tech Talks Stream
Beyond Static Content: How to use online assessments to attract new clients and referrers

A walkthrough of real-life examples of law firms using online assessment tools as an effective way to market their practice. In this session, you will discover how to effectively leverage online assessments to drive growth for your firm.

Digital transformation vs Ransomware: is going back to paper the data security answer?

Law firms are globally struggling to keep their clients' data safe in cyberspace while managing the impact of decentralised workplaces. The headlines proclaim how cybercriminals are exploiting the work from home culture to ransom data and breach privacy. Fortunately, an old forgotten analogue friend is disrupting the lucrative ransomware industry with innovative countermeasures to protect your data. Join us for an inspirational talk on how to accelerate your digital transformation journey securely offline.

3.40 - 4.10 PM
Afternoon Tea
4.10 - 4.55 PM
New Law: What Is It And How To Prepare For It?
Mark A. Cohen, CEO Legal Mosaic & Executive Chairman of the Digital Legal Exchange

“New law” is a catchall industry term popularized in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. It is often linked to “legal tech,” “legal ops,” “ALSP’s,” and “legal innovation.” Each is usually considered discretely, not as part of a larger change process. That begs the question: Has new law produced changes that positively impact customers and society? Short answer: not much. So what is New Law? This talk will examine its key elements and how legal professionals can prepare for it.

4.55 - 5.00 PM
The Wrap
Helen Mackay, Director, Juno Legal & LawFest MC
5.00 Onwards
Networking drinks

Registration & Expo Hall Open

LawFest 22 Opening
Helen MackayDirectorJuno Legal & LawFest MC
Premium Partner Welcome
Jennifer CathcartRegional Manager – Asia PacificNetdocuments
Developing an Innovative Mindset
Frances Valintine CNMZFounderTech Futures Lab

In this keynote address, Frances shares her expertise in creating a mindset that is adaptable and embraces change. Given our futures are tech based, she explores the importance of collaborating and continuing to learn as our customers are changing and so do their needs. Discover practical tips to help you with your innovation initiatives and prepare you for now and the future. Be inspired and empowered to take risks, step off the conveyor belt, think originally, and lead with possibility – creating greater value for your clients.

Accelerating your legal team’s digital transformation
Marlo-Osborne Smith and Eric ChinDirectorsNewLaw – PwC

The pace and degree of digital transformation was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology budget restrictions loosened as digital adoption took a quantum leap and lawyers and corporate counsel transitioned to remote working. This shift presents a generational opportunity for us to move the legal industry into the digital age. Marlo and Eric will provide powerful frameworks, strategies and solutions to help you shape and accelerate your legal team’s digital transformation journey and share their hard-won learnings from other corporate services transformation projects.

 

The Pitch
Rapid-fire 60 second elevator pitches showcasing our major partners
Morning Tea
Māori Transformational Leadership: a Journey as an Agent of Change
Juliet Tainui-HernandezAssistant Governor & General Manager of Transformation and People at Te Pūtea Matua, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

After two decades building her legal career internationally, Juliet Tainui Hernandez returned to Aotearoa to take up a pivotal role leading transformation, people and culture at Te Pūtea Matua (The Reserve Bank), while also serving as a non-executive director on the Board of Ngāi Tahu Holdings. In this inspiring session, she talks about her career journey, contributing to her iwi, and using Te Ao Māori to support financial and economic inclusion.

The Power of Wellbeing – Rewriting our Social Contract in a Post-pandemic World
Clive Elliott QC Barrister & ArbitratorShortland Chambers

The legal profession plays a critical role in maintaining the fabric of civil society, by upholding the rule of law and helping to resolve conflicts. However, unprecedented social change and technology is challenging almost everything we stand for. We need to understand what is driving this process so we can remain ahead of the curve and provide leadership and advocate for positive change. In this session, Clive provides a blueprint for how individuals, communities and humanity as a whole can flourish and thrive in the rapidly changing and unsettling post pandemic world and make a difference.

Privacy, Trust & Technology: Innovation with Accountability
Moderator:
Panellists:

With the rapid innovation in technology and growth in the internet of things (IOT), comes enormous opportunities to deliver value. On the flip side, relentless cyberattacks, rising data breaches and changing global privacy regulations require organisations to mitigate increasing risks and costs. Panellists will discuss how they apply robust governance to drive regulatory compliant processes, socially and ethically responsible actions to enable consumer and citizen trust both in businesses and government. This wide-ranging discussion will answer critical questions including what is privacy-by-design and security-by-design, why trust and ethics matter, how good governance can help mitigate risk and how to make the business case for investment in privacy and governance projects.

Law Firm Focus Stream
Practical Design – Delivering Projects for Law FirmsPractical Design – Delivering Projects for Law Firms

In this interactive session, Sara will discuss the power of legal design to help you and your team explore the unknown and the importance of cognitive diversity for successful project implementation. Drawing on use cases and example projects, Sara will illustrate how legal design can be used to deliver practical and meaningful change within law firms.

In-house Focus Stream
In-house innovation stories from the coal face
Moderator:
  • Sam KiddPanel Facilitator and CEOLawVu
Panellists:

Leading in-house lawyers share their personal innovation war stories, outlining the key strategies, tactics and tools they have adopted to drive change in their departments and organisations. Discover what worked (and what didn’t) plus the challenges they overcame along the way. You are guaranteed to find something you can take away and implement in your own team! This is a highly interactive session enabling delegates to discuss further with these in-house experts.

Tech Talks Stream
AI and Investigative and Litigation Strategies
  • George SochaSenior Vice President of Brand AwarenessReveal

George Socha and Professor Bill Hamilton of the University of Florida Levin College of Law teach a twice-yearly course at the law school on AI and investigative and litigation strategies. Join George Socha as he covers the highlights of the course in a session tailored to New Zealand and across the region.

AI in legal practice: Benefit or risk?

When considering whether to use AI during your document review, it is vital you are cognisant of both the risks and the benefits inherent in such technology. In this session, we will teach you about the potential risks associated with AI including errors and biases. We will also demonstrate the range of benefits AI can offer including time and cost-saving and improved QA through a series of case studies focussed on RelativityOne’s AI capability – Active Learning.

Responding to data breaches
    • Daniel KavanDirector – Litigation/Cyber Incident ResponseIntegreon

When a cyber attack results in a breach of sensitive data, responding quickly, completely, and correctly is essential to protect an organisation’s brand and bottom line. This session reflects on New Zealand’s mandatory data breach reporting regime under Privacy Act 2020, as well as parallel requirements in other jurisdictions that New Zealand businesses are likely to be impacted by, and considers the best ways to use technology to respond to these regulatory requirements in the event of a breach.

Break – Expo Hall Break
Law Firm Focus Stream
Working Differently
Moderator:
  • Ben PaulFounder & DirectorThe BD Ladder
Panellists:

The way legal service are delivered has been in a constant state of evolution, as law firms looked to disrupt the traditional model in order to achieve competitive advantage and adapt to the rapidly changing environment. In this session, leading legal innovators talk about how they are working differently, sharing their bold, creative and exciting strategies that set them apart. In this highly-interactive session, you will gain practical insights on how and where they started, what their future looks like as they continue to embrace a ‘work-differently’ mindset and discuss how you can successfully leverage technology to transform your business processes and practices with our expert panellists.

In-house Focus Stream
Practical Design – Delivering Projects for In-House Legal
  • Ben PaulFounder & DirectorThe BD Ladder
Panellists:

In this interactive session, Sara will discuss the power of legal design to help you and your team explore the unknown and the importance of cognitive diversity for successful project implementation. Drawing on use cases and example projects, Sara will illustrate how legal design can be used to deliver practical and meaningful change within in-house teams.

Tech Talks Stream
Beyond Static Content: How to use online assessments to attract new clients and referrers

A walkthrough of real-life examples of law firms using online assessment tools as an effective way to market their practice. In this session, you will discover how to effectively leverage online assessments to drive growth for your firm.

Digital transformation vs Ransomware: is going back to paper the data security answer?

Law firms are globally struggling to keep their clients’ data safe in cyberspace while managing the impact of decentralised workplaces. The headlines proclaim how cybercriminals are exploiting the work from home culture to ransom data and breach privacy. Fortunately, an old forgotten analogue friend is disrupting the lucrative ransomware industry with innovative countermeasures to protect your data. Join us for an inspirational talk on how to accelerate your digital transformation journey securely offline.

Afternoon Tea
New Law: What Is It And How To Prepare For It?
Mark A. Cohen, CEO Legal Mosaic & Executive Chairman of the Digital Legal Exchange

“New law” is a catchall industry term popularized in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. It is often linked to “legal tech,” “legal ops,” “ALSP’s,” and “legal innovation.” Each is usually considered discretely, not as part of a larger change process. That begs the question: Has new law produced changes that positively impact customers and society? Short answer: not much. So what is New Law?

This talk will examine its key elements and how legal professionals can prepare for it.

The Wrap
Helen Mackay, Director, Juno Legal & LawFest MC
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