There is less certainty than ever what the career path of a person entering the legal profession will look like. The truth is that the legal industry of tomorrow will be significantly different to previous decades. The brightest and best future lawyers and clients see disruption as the norm and will continue to push back when faced with those unwilling to show similar agility.

Bringing together thought-leadership, practical learnings and case-studies, this is a conference by young legal professionals for legal young-professionals who are actively involved in shaping the future of legal practice.


Leadership in the legal profession does not reflect the public it serves, even though women have entered law in numbers equal to men for decades.

Based upon her forthcoming book "Shortlisted: Women, Diversity, the Supreme Court & Beyond", Professor Knake shares surprising revelations about women shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court to inspire individuals and to aid organisations in bringing diversity to their leadership ranks.

Professor Renee Newman Knake is Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, where she holds the Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics. She also holds the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at RMIT for 2019.


'2-for-1' tickets serve as a reward for buying your tickets early. You can purchase as many as you like and to make you registration easy, we don't need names until the end of March. '2-for-1' tickets are available to legal practitioners only. Your registration includes entry to The Legal Festival, the solutions showcase, lunches, refreshments and the networking drinks. You also receive electronic access to all content and the custom-built networking app.

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