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 law to develop their knowledge and immerse themselves in the latest topics and trends in this fast-changing area.

Thought provoking programme

The programme provides something for everyone, packed full of practical advice, eye-opening presentations, and success stories from your peers.

Sir Ray Avery leads the line-up of over 20 speakers that includes Mai Chen, Uber, Minter Ellison, Craig Columbus, David Harvey, Caroline Ferguson, Claudia King and many more.

One of the exciting highlights is the introduction of four practical and engaging workshops to compliment the keynotes, with the opportunity to discuss and get deeper into topics of interest.

Checkout the speakers and programme here.

The keynotes and workshops will be tailored to the needs of lawyers, in-house counsel, practice managers, CEOs, IT professionals and everyone in between.

LawFest is the opportunity to learn, connect with innovators in the legal industry, establish relationships, and discover technology that matters to you and your business. The event provides a platform for legal professionals to discover technology and develop a greater understanding of how technology and innovation can impact them, their organisations and their clients.

LawFest is the only event in New Zealand that provides the opportunity to meet the leading legal technology providers to see their products and services that can help you practice law more efficiently, today and into the future. We have the largest gathering of legal technology providers in New Zealand in our expanded exhibition hall featuring new premium and innovation zones. You will have the opportunity to connect with these providers and see and hear further from them in our exciting Tech Demos and TechTalks.

Don’t just take our word for it.

Hear why our MC Warrick McLean (Chief Executive of Coleman Greig Lawyers) is excited about LawFest.

This is why leading legal professionals think you should attend LawFest –

“…it is a “must do” for any lawyer serious about future-proofing their career” – Claudia King, CEO & Co-founder of Automio 

“If you’re serious about the future of your legal practice, you attend LawFest” Craig Columbus, Chief Technology Officer, Russell McVeagh 

“LawFest is helpful to be able to meet others who are working on similar things and who may be a step or two ahead of you so that you can get some support and guidance” Caroline Ferguson, Business Transformation Manager, Simpson Grierson

“It is going to be a conference not to be missed” Mai Chen, Managing Partner, Chen Palmer Partners

“It’s a very effective way for attendees to see the bigger picture from all perspectives, and get insight into what is best practice now and into the future, depending on where your firm sits on the investment and innovation curve”Laura O’Gorman, Partner, Buddle Findlay

“It’s vital to stay in touch with the latest trends and developments and LawFest offers a great opportunity to hear from the best innovators in the field” Steven Moe, Senior Associate, Parry Field Lawyers

“See what else is out there – new technology, new approaches to lawyering and new connections” Larissa Vaughan, Head of Legal Wealth and Digital Legal Lead at Kiwibank

“Everyone attending LawFest will learn something new from a diverse range of leading innovators and leaders in law and legal technology” – Susan Bennett, Founder and Director Information Governance ANZ

“This is a great opportunity to get in a room with likeminded people who are looking to make a positive change or people who have already trialled it who are willing to share their thoughts” Pauline Glancy, Practice Manager, Haigh Lyon Lawyers

“LawFest is great for hearing about what others are doing, to network with those in a similar position to bounce ideas off one another” – Rachael Stevenson, Practice Manager, AlexanderDorrington

a bigger advantage is in the networking, because it’s the combinations of people and technology that create the best solutions in each case” – Gene Turner, Managing Director, LawHawk

“It creates quality time so that you can give some real thought to new ideas, network with like-minded people and ask the exhibitors some real hard questions”. – Shaun Plant, Legal Services Lead, Waikato Regional Council

“…the best part of Law Fest is talking with others that share an interest in the technology space, to find out what they’re doing and sharing ideas” – Matt Farrington, Lawyer + Legal Technologist, Juno Legal

LawFest is on 8 March 2018 at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland (Formerly the Langham Hotel, Auckland).

Register now to get some great ticket discounts.



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