How to Embed Innovation Into Your Law Firm’s Culture

How to Embed Innovation Into Your Law Firm’s Culture

Although I’m based in New York as Global Director of Innovation and Knowledge for US legal firm Paul Hastings, I’m originally a Sydney-sider (and a former lawyer). This is why it was such a pleasure to return home to present at Legal Innovation and Tech Fest 2019. My work involves enhancing legal operations and driving innovation and major change projects across large organisations. At the conference in Sydney, I was able to share some of the innovation initiatives I run ...

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Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2019 Highlights – and Thanks to the Community

Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2019 Highlights – and Thanks to the Community

We kicked of Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2019 with the Queen of legal operations, Connie Brenton. Connie returned to the stage for the first time since 2014 – needless to say A LOT has changed since then. “This is the first year where there is a real energy, collaboration and hopefulness about legal change, rather than fear and doom, it’s exciting” Connie said. Addressing the 450 attendees, she said that today’s lawyers are acting within a completely different ecosystem ...

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Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession – Q&A with Alison Woolsey

Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession – Q&A with Alison Woolsey

In 2018 Clayton Utz was the only Law Firm to be named a Gold Employer at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards and has set a target of 2022 for achieving 35% representation by women in the partnership. Director for Diversity & Inclusion at Clayton Utz, Alison Woolsey, will be presenting on “Understanding the Role of Diversity & Inclusion in Fuelling Innovation” at Legal Innovation & Tech Fest 2019. We spoke to her ahead of her session to explore the importance of ...

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What’s Your Legal Tech Type?

What’s Your Legal Tech Type?

Ever wonder where your tech abilities sit in relation to other lawyers? Find out what your legal tech type is and then increase your tech-knowledge-y (see what we did there?) with some tailored tech homework. Verity White, Legal Counsel & Automation Coach at Telstra, will be presenting at the upcoming Legal Innovation & Tech Fest in June. Here, she outlines four legal tech types and details which skills you need to build in order to become a legal tech champion. ...

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Connie Brenton on Leaving CLOC and Returning to Legal Innovation & Tech Fest

Connie Brenton on Leaving CLOC and Returning to Legal Innovation & Tech Fest

Connie Brenton is a powerhouse in the legal industry. Her recent departure from CLOC – an organisation she started as a book club in 2010 and grew into a network of over 2,000 legal operations professionals in 44 countries – created shockwaves throughout the in-house legal community. We’re thrilled to have her back on stage at Legal Innovation & Tech Fest, sharing her perspectives about the evolution of the legal service delivery model. We spoke to her as she prepares ...

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