Now Is the The Time to Get Tech Enabled


20 April 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST


1 hr

Fiona McLay

TopicTechnology & Knowledge
CPD1 - Practice Management and Business Skills
1 - New Zealand CPD

PricingAUD $149
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Fiona McLay, McLay Legal Consulting

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Been saying you should look at technology solutions but never found the right time?

Good news is that there has never been a better time and you can do a heap with software you already have or is low cost. This is a down-to-earth and super practical guide to actually tackling things like document automation, digital workflows and getting rid of paper for good.

Presented by a former lawyer who has worked across BigLaw, midtier, small firm, NewLaw and in-house — and has an insider's view on how lawyers are using, or not using, tech tools to improve how they work. Fiona has just written a book called Tech enabled lawyer: a guide to making the most of the tools you have and spotting the tech you need. There is no need to be scared by tech, this session will show you exactly what you need to do.

Practical Takeaways:

  1.  5 step framework to work out how to get started with tech in any law firm or legal business
  2.  clarity on the first, next step to get started straightaway - one thing I am going to do
  3.  aware of the capacity in common low cost tools like Microsoft 365 to deliver automation and digital intake processes, so you can get started without needing to buy new software straight away

This seminar will be recorded and made available in our On Demand library after the live event. 

Presented by

Fiona McLay
Principal Lawyer & Legal Tech Consultant at McLay Legal Consulting

Fiona has spent 25 years as a dispute resolution lawyer working across the legal industry in top tier, mid tier, small firm, a NewLaw firm and in-house. Now working as a legal tech consultant, she has an insider’s view as to how firms across the industry are actually using (or not using) tech.

Long hours, inefficient processes and constant pressure to do more with less drove her to find ways to use tech to work more efficiently. With no budget, no IT support and (possibly because of) no innovation committee, she discovered how powerful a tech-enabled lawyer could be in litigation up against a much better resourced opponent. And with a significantly reduced risk of paper cuts.

She regularly presents to lawyers on common sense ways to adopt new ways of working. She has written a book that is a practical guide on becoming a tech enabled lawyer in any law firm. It offers practical framework on how to get the most out of the tech you have and how to spot the tech you need.

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