Sir Ray will talk about the laws of innovation and how societal changes impact on the adoption of technologies. Delegates will learn personal and corporate innovation skills and how to build unassailable winning teams, and learn how highly personalized utility marketing and branding will disrupt traditional business practices.
The blockchain and smart contracts have the potential to redefine how we do business in a new decentralised global village.
Emma will provide the Uber story of disruption and the importance for other industries like law to be aware of how it may be disrupted.
Since hitting New Zealand’s shores in 2014, the app now serves more than 300,000 Kiwi riders and some 5,000 drivers across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. In this talk, Emma will talk about the journey from fledgling start-up to mainstay of city life.
The themes explored will help inspire you to think about how legal services are delivered to your clients.
Julian will be speaking on the relevance of artificial intelligence to the legal profession in a digital world. He will also outline practical steps lawyers can take today to stay relevant such as embracing new business models and transforming current business practices through new technologies, including AI.
Sponsored by Neota Logic
MinterEllisonRuddWatts made headlines when they entered a joint venture to build legal AI company, McCarthy Finch. Jane and Jean will share their insights from working closely with McCarthy Finch since its launch.
This session will provide an interesting case study on:
Mai Chen will discuss what clients expect of lawyers and AI, and how lawyers have to change the way they work with changes to billing and to the pyramid of lawyers.
She’ll also speak about blending/merging lawyer judgement with the doubling of computational power every two years.
Delegates will learn;
The term “cyber security” brings to mind hackers and sophisticated technology, but the weakest link in the security chain is often on the payroll. Learn practical ways to raise security awareness amongst staff and better protect your firm’s sensitive information.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is effective globally as of the 25th May 2018.
Join Liz Scott-Wilson profile Information Governance and file analysis’s role in securing GDPR compliance and enhancing the management of your organisation’s content.
Plus hear the case study of a global Life Sciences organisations journey to address and accelerate their GDPR compliance and digital transformation.
With less than 2 months to go – are you going to be ready?
Sponsored by Active Navigation
This interactive workshop, facilitated by lexvoco, will equip you with practical ideas and tools to help you innovate your in-house legal operations. The workshop will focus on bringing a continuous improvement mindset to your work, and will examine:
When you are operating in a landscape driven by changing client expectations, rapidly developing technology, shifting workforce demographics and increasingly complex compliance requirements, it can be difficult to know what to prioritise, how to get the right expertise in place and how to build meaningful and sustainable momentum. The good news is that there are tools and approaches that you can adopt to help you navigate the challenges, harness the opportunities and thrive.
This workshop will provide an opportunity for practical discussion and expert guidance around the key areas that legal teams and law firms are currently focusing on, including:
The workshop will involve market-leading experts from each of the areas listed above and be facilitated by Caroline Ferguson, Business Transformation Manager at Simpson Grierson.
The legal industry has changed. It’s a paradigm shift, not a gentle nudge. How we describe a law firm, what lawyers do, what legal specialisms are emerging and who or what provides legal information or advice, is transforming the way clients interact with the law. In this session, Terri Mottershead will explore with our expert panellists, what disruption means for the future of the legal industry, how legal practices can create an agile workforce, and what all legal professionals can do right now to future proof their practices.
Information technology provides opportunities to facilitate communication and so assist in prevention and management of disputes. However, Technological change is not a smooth and continuous process and each new technology creates new types of disputes. Technology also changes many aspects of social interaction, which in turn creates disputes that can span continents, affecting the way disputes are handled.
Where disputes arise between parties across continents, information technology can provide tools to parties to complement, or substitute traditional face to face interventions and increase access to justice as well as opportunities for new forms of dispute resolution, as well as better practice management.
This workshop will discuss emergent technologies that assist the courts, as well as dispute resolution. From online courts, to applying technology, the panel will discuss emerging technologies that benefit practitioners as well as the legal process.
Speakers include, Retired Judge Dr David Harvey, Laura O’Gorman LLM. BCom., Josh McBride LLB. (Hons) BA. and is facilitated by Lloyd Gallagher LLB. MMS (Hons). Its aim is to provide a panel to discuss your questions, and develop awareness of the new technology landscape available in dispute resolution and practice.
The facilitators of the workshops will form an expert panel discussing legal innovation and technology, exploring the changes, challenges and opportunities ahead for the legal profession. They will each initially summarise their workshops, providing delegates with the key learnings. The panel will then answer questions from delegates in the audience and via the event app.
The moot – “That technology has rendered law degrees obsolete”
Grab a wine or beer and join New Zealand’s leading legal technology Judge David Harvey as he adjudicates The LawFest Great Debate.
Students from two leading New Zealand universities will each be joined by senior Counsel to debate some meaty issues around technology and law in an entertaining and palatable manner.
In the true spirit of legal debating expect learned discussion, soaring intellects and plenty of ad hominem point scoring!