2021 Innovation & Legaltech Week

Grow the legal transformation mindset: Reflect. Reset. Go.
February, 8–12 2021 | Online
Innovation Legaltech Week 2021
5 Days | 35+ Sessions | 100+ Speakers & Faculty
Live & On-demand | Entirely Virtual | Free to Attend

ALPMA is pleased to announce, in partnership with the Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI), the first free and virtual Innovation and Legaltech Week, February 8–12, 2021. Original, practical, educational, and inclusive, this entirely virtual event will connect the legal innovation and legaltech communities like no other—learn from the best with 50+ Australian and global industry leaders.

The Innovation and Legaltech Week will be held over four themed days:

Monday: Leading Change
Tuesday: Reinventing Legal Business
Wednesday: People
Thursday: Client Experience 

Why attend the Innovation & Legaltech Week?

This is a week in the legal calendar like no other—you can’t afford to miss out on the experience sharing, learning and networking focusing on practical takeaways. What’s more, thanks to the generosity of our faculty, sponsors and supporters, there is no cost to you!

  • Learn from other attendees, share experience, and contribute to a unique community of legal professionals.
  • Understand and anticipate hot topics and industry trends in what’s going to happen next in the legal ecosystem.
  • Flexible delivery—choose the sessions that are most relevant to you and catch-up on sessions you missed with on-demand content.
  • Practical takeaways that you can apply immediately when you return to work.
  • Earn CPD points—check the program for CPD points available per session.

The event is for everyone—from lawyers, legal business professionals, legal tech developers, data scientists, data analysts, HR, finance, BD, marketing and everyone in between.


Day One: Leading Change

Foundations |
Professional Skills

Changing Mindset, Changing Your Legal World!

Anu Briggs & Jan Christie,
Gilbert + Tobin

Intermediate |
Practice Management & Business Skills

Legally Agile: 5 Laws Learned From The Digital World

Francesco Bianchi, Marsh & McLennan Companies
Sebastian Bohle, Oliver Wyman Digital
Ethan Murray, Oliver Wyman Digital

Advanced |
Practice Management & Business Skills

Roundtable Discussion: What Do Transformational Leaders Really Do Differently?

Alison Laird, Laird Innovations
Kate Fazio, Justice Connect
Caryn Sandler, Gilbert + Tobin
Laura Vickers, Nest Lega

What’s Hot In Legal Innovation &  Legaltech Around The World?


Australia: Michael Pattison, ContractProbe & Australian Legal Technology Association
Canada: Chris Bentley, Legal Innovation Zone & Law Practice Program, Ryerson University
Central & Eastern Europe: Roman Koch, New Law Project
Hong Kong: Sebastian Ko, FiscalNote
India: Komal Gupta, Artificial Intelligence & Innovation, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
New Zealand: Gene Turner, LawHawk
Singapore: Rajesh Sreenivasan, Technology Media & Telecoms Practice, Rajah & Tann Singapore
UK: Nick Watson, Ruby Datum
USA: Maya Markovich, Nextlaw Labs

Day Two: Reinventing Legal Business

Foundations |
Practice Management & Business Skills

The New Legal Ecosystem Is…?

Elizabeth Aitken, SLF Lawyers
Alex Rosenrauch, NewLaw, PwC
Adrian Warren, Plexus
Zile Yu, Quantum Law Group

Intermediate |
Practice Management & Business Skills

Future Proofing In A Disruptive Legal Market

Warrick McLean, Coleman Greig
Genevieve Collins, Lander & Rogers
Hilary Goodier, Ashurst Advance
Marcus McCarthy, Nexus Law Group
Mick Sheehy, NewLaw, PwC

Advanced |
Practice Management & Business Skills

Case Study: How To Develop A Digital Strategy… Hint: Its More Than An It Stack & A Chunk Of Data!

Katrina Gowans, Origin Energy
Denise Doyle, Telstra
Matthew Vaughan, Tompkins Wake

Virtual Tour
Sponsored by Ashurst

Virtual Tour Of Ashurst Global Delivery Centre – Brisbane

Nathan Bellgrove, Head of Ashurst Advance Delivery APAC
Tae Royle, Head of Digital Products, APAC
Emilie Vittini, Digital Services Manager
Shannon Saxby, eDiscovery Manager
Jennifer Priestley, Legal Analyst Manager

Day Three: People

Foundations |
Practice Management & Business Skills

People Working Differently: Remote & Flexible Working…Forever!

Emma Heuston, The Remote Expert
Katherine Thomas, Free Range Lawyers

Intermediate |
Practice Management & Business Skills

Future Of Work: Hands To Heads To Hearts!

Karen Finch, Legally Yours
Martine Barclay, Redefine Your Edge
Tom Dreyfus, CEO & Co-Founder, Josef
Sarah El-Atm, General Manager, August
Louise Ferris, McCullough Robertson

Advanced |
Practice Management & Business Skills

Roundtable Discussion: Connecting The Dots Between People & Business Performance

Terri Mottershead, Centre for Legal Innovation
Jason Elias, Elias Recruitment
Emily Mortimer, Piper Alderman
Deborah Stonley, Maddocks
Natasha Winton, The Boston Consulting Group

Virtual Tour
Sponsored by Lander & Rogers

Of Lander & Rogers Lawtech Hub – Sydney

Michelle Grossmann & Stephen So, Lander & Rogers
Farley Blackman,YBF Ventures
Fiona Kirkman, FamilyProperty

Day Four: Client Experience

Foundations |
Practice Management & Business Skills

The Dos & Don’ts Of Social Media Marketing

Kaitlyn Gillies & Hayley Peters, Oh My Digital Agency
Adriana Giometti, Holman Webb Lawyers
Rizwana McDonald, Foundd Legal

Intermediate |
Practice Management & Business Skills

What Do Clients Really Want (B2B & B2C)?

Howard Wilbury, Dutch Uncle
Justine Lamond, Nexus Law Group
Melissa Scott, Megaport
Carl White, CXINLAW

Advanced |
Practice Management & Business Skills

Roundtable Discussion: The Next Legal Services/Products Client Is…?

Melissa Lyon, Hive Legal
Debra Filippin, Pinsent Masons
Michael Morrissey, Morrissey Law + Advisory
Marlo Osborne-Smith, NewLaw, PwC
Carolyn Reynolds, Vicinity Centres

Virtual Tour
Sponsored by Lander & Rogers

Of Lander & Rogers Lawtech Hub – Melbourne

Michelle Grossmann & Stephen So, Lander & Rogers
Farley Blackman,YBF Ventures
Sam Flynn, Co-Founder & COO, Josef

Day Five

All-Day Virtual Workshop
Sponsored by KPMG

Building The Next Legal Practice

Nyk Loates, KPMG Australia
Andy Schollum, KPMG Australia
Jason McQuillen, KPMG Law
Alistair Griffin, KPMG Australia
Alison Laird, Laird Innovations
Melissa Lyon, Hive Legal

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