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Legal professionals to learn about the future of profession

Legal professionals to learn about the future of their profession at New Zealand’s legal innovation and technology event

On 8 March, over 250 legal professionals and industry providers will be joining some of New Zealand’s leading legal technology thinkers at LawFest 2018, New Zealand’s premier legal innovation and technology event, in Auckland.

The programme has been handcrafted by a sector-wide working group, pulling ideas from leading lawyers, practice managers, in-house counsel, in-firm technology leads, as well as industry providers.

The schedule includes keynotes and working groups on the topic of ‘law meets technology’ and its relevance to the day-to-day practice. This subject is becoming more critical as the legal profession is experiencing considerable change in how legal services are delivered.

Keynote speaker Sir Ray Avery leads the line-up of over 20 speakers including Mai Chen, Craig Columbus, David Harvey, Caroline Ferguson, Claudia King and many more. Andrew King of E-Discovery Consulting, runs the successful event, and looks forward to what the speakers have to offer.

“This year, delegates will not only learn of new technology and processes but hear of experiences as well as advice from these leading experts,” said Mr King.

LawFest is designed for all legal professionals with an interest in innovation and technology – including lawyers, in-house counsel, CEOs, practice managers, CIOs, IT professionals and government agencies. Organisations previously may have sent one representative, but LawFest provides considerable value for lawyers, support staff and management - from within law firms, corporate organisations, or government bodies.

The one-day conference has something for everyone: from those new to technology, to those currently at the forefront of legal innovation. 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.

LawFest continues to be the only event in New Zealand with the opportunity to meet and see the products of leading legal technology providers. A new ‘innovation zone’ has been introduced for tech start-ups to showcase their exciting products, joining over 30 tech providers involved and exhibiting at the event.

LawFest builds on the success of the past five annual conferences, with the 2017 event attracting over 200 participants. The event continues to be expanded to appeal to a wider audience of legal professionals with an interest in innovating the delivery of their legal services through technology.

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