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conference agenda




Welcome and opening remarks

Leading the charge – The future of law and legal services

Unprecedented technological change is shaping the future of law and legal services. Join Dominic Thurbon in this opening session to discover how you can take advantage of the disruption that is going on in the market today, how these changes are affecting the business of law and what it means for the industry. You will learn:

  • New and emerging trends in the legal market
  • Steps to staying on the front foot of disruption
  • How IT and the internet are changing the work of lawyers

Transform your business into the technological era

It’s only a matter of time before we hit a tipping point in legal technology, the emergence of big data, analytics and artificial intelligence is breaking open the industry we know of today. Thomson Reuters expert James Jarvis has studied and analysed the needs of the industry to build accessible, smart technology that optimises traditional human decision-making in the law.

This practical session will equip you with real examples on how to:

  • Embrace technology to enhance your business outcomes
  • Stay on the right path and improve decision-making for you and your business
  • Implement changes for client satisfaction and time management

Morning tea and networking


The four Ps of performance is vital for business success

Purpose, people, process and place are the four key foundations to growing a successful business. Drawing on her expertise from world-class organisations, Rachel will focus on how to enhance your output by hiring the right people, in the right jobs and in the right environment. You will learn:

  • The secret to finding and retaining talent
  • When is the best time to invest in team growth
  • How to achieve favourable business results through team regulation

Panel Part 1: The key to balancing wellness at work

Striking the right balance between managing your professional obligations and your personal health and wellness is becoming increasingly harder in this fast-paced technology-driven era. To achieve business success it is now more important than ever to maintain a sustainable and positive career in law. This lively panel session will give you the top tips, traps and strategies to remain successful, happy and healthy in an industry filled with stress and long hours. You will better informed to:

  • Identify triggers and build better management procedures
  • Understand the environmental factors you didn’t even know were there
  • Effectively develop strong connections and a valuable support network
  • Why cultivating a great culture in the office is paramount

Lunch break and networking

Panel Part 2: Changing the Game

Boutique lawyers and law firms face unique and complex challenges, and “doing it all” can be the tip of the iceberg. As a small business you don’t necessarily have the resources to do everything at once, this session will provide you with panellists who will speak from experience to provide valuable insight into what tools were game-changing for them, what didn’t work and the importance of little practicalities. You will learn:

  • How to strategically plan for the future and enhance your firm’s longevity
  • Key considerations for financial planning and pricings
  • The importance in building your brand’s image to strengthen your appeal

How, when and why you need to supercharge your cyber security

How, when and why you need to supercharge your cyber security
In this question and answer segment, you will delve into current practice management tools. Put your heads together and come equipped to explore practical solutions around implementation, integration and how to measure success. Hear how others have paved the way in the fast-growing field of cyber technology and how to better protect yourself. You will learn:

  • Recent privacy concerns, including personal and professional data breaches
  • Techniques on implementation and integration: how best to protect your clients’ data
  • What you can do to ensure you’re always building on your firm’s cyber security measures

Afternoon tea and networking


Ethical pursuit: The legal ethics game show

From television series The Chaser, Julian Morrow, former lawyer brings you this captivating session that will test your knowledge about legal ethics to keep you up to date with interesting new developments from Australia and around the world in this CPD trivia-style session. This session will see you:

  • Improve your knowledge and stay current on recent ethical and professional responsibility issues
  • Have fun in an interactive session as you earn one CPD point
  • Interact and network with your peers to share your perspectives

Event concludes

*Agenda subject to change