NZ Auckland Next Level Session

Britomart, NZ

25 July 2024
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm NZST

Anderson Lloyd, Level 3, Australis Nathan Building, 37 Galway Street,
Britomart, NZ

5 hrs

Kirsten Leng
Jordan McCown
Doug Thomson
Rhys Kerrigan
Zahn Nel
EJ Gray

TopicFinancial Management,
Operational Management,
Technology & Knowledge
CPD3 - Practice Management and Business Skills

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Presented by

Kirsten Leng, The Leadership Alley
Jordan McCown, realaml
Doug Thomson, OneLaw
Rhys Kerrigan, Kinetics
Zahn Nel, Actionstep
EJ Gray, OneLaw

Join us for an afternoon of learning designed exclusively for Law Firm Management teams and their colleagues who are ready to raise their skills, knowledge and firm to the next level. This informative event will feature a series of insightful sessions tailored to address the evolving challenges and opportunities facing law firm management teams. Delve into best practices and strategies aimed at optimizing firm operations, enhancing client service and maximizing profitability.

Our industry experienced speakers will cover a range of indispensable topics, including:

A Decision-Making Framework to Choosing the Right Technology for Your Law Firm.  For law firms, the ability to modernise their practice and stay ahead of the curve is crucial for delivering exceptional client service, driving operational excellence, and maintaining a competitive edge. Selecting foundational law firm management technology, such as a legal practice management platform to streamline processes and improve how work gets done, has become a necessity to enhance overall firm performance. During this session we will address:

  1. Strategies for selecting technology solutions that best fit your firms needs
  2. Pinpointing pain points in your current technology
  3. Opportunities for scalability, integrations, and alignment with specific needs
  4. Building a tech ecosystem that supports your firm

How AI-driven Tech Prevents Identity Theft, Fraud & Reduces Risk. Gain a deeper understanding of AI technology's effectiveness in identifying fraudulent behaviour during the onboarding process. Real life examples will help illustrate the impact of AI-powered fraud detection and its significance in protecting businesses and individuals from identity theft and fraud.


Fractional Leadership. In today’s fast-paced environment, firms are seeking innovative solutions to optimize performance, drive growth, and stay competitive. Fractional Leadership emerges as a powerful strategy, engaging seasoned executives on a part-time, non-exclusive basis.

Key Elements of a Successful System Migration. Performing thorough due diligence is essential when selecting a new system. This ensures you select the optimal solution for your firm, reduce risk and maximise return on investment.

Keynote: The Leadership Alley, Kirsten Leng
More details coming soon!

Whether you're a seasoned practice manager or just starting out in your career, this seminar offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, network with industry peers, and take your role to the next level.  Don't miss out – reserve your spot today and embark on a journey toward greater success and fulfilment in law firm management.

Who should attend:

  • Practice Managers, Office/Admin Managers, General Managers, CEOs
  • Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Departmental
  • Senior Management, Partners, Senior Associates

Presented by

Kirsten Leng
Speaker, Strategist, Performance Coach at The Leadership Alley

As a keynote speaker, facilitator, performance coach and behaviour change specialist, I help ambitious organisations, leaders and professionals level up. My pragmatic approach is underpinned by globally accepted best-practice theories which can be implemented, measured and sustained.

If you’re committed to change, you’ll discover how to maximise your impact, perform at the top of your game, and thrive with the space and freedom to focus on what matters.

I have dedicated my career to transforming behaviour, accelerating performance, and fuelling resilience – to activate and implement what makes organisations, leaders, sales people and driven professionals succeed.

Jordan McCown
Co-founder & CEO at realaml

The passion Jordan has for solving unsolved problems shines through in everything he does. Following a successful career in the financial markets, he ventured into the world of tech start-ups. Jordan now leads a team of skilled developers and AML analysts focused on becoming the category king in customer onboarding.

Doug Thomson
Head of Sales at OneLaw

Doug is a born businessman who grew up on a farm near Winton, Southland. He co-owned one of the first desktop PC sellers in Invercargill, before moving to the ‘big smoke’ of Christchurch, looking for a change. He found that in software consulting, working for Baycom Software Laboratories Limited (the original developers of LAWbase), and ended up managing the company.

It was in 2009, while working for IT consultancy CommArc that Doug was approached by a few legal clients looking for a modern practice management system to replace their old system. Recognising the time was ripe for a new offering he, along with three fellow founders got the ball rolling, and a few years of really hard work later – here we are. While he is passionate about his work, Doug is also a family man whose top priorities are his wife, three sons, and his love of cooking and playing guitar.

Rhys Kerrigan
Consultant at Kinetics

Rhys is our lead consultant in Auckland with over 22 years’ experience in the IT industry in both large and small businesses as well as New Zealand and international companies. Rhys has acted as an external IT service provider as well as in multiple in-house roles. With his extensive experience designing, managing and implementing solutions along with the requisite communication to management and third party stake holders, Rhys’ provides solutions that work practically in the real world – not just on paper.

Zahn Nel
Regional Vice President of Sales, Australia and New Zealand at Actionstep

Zahn Nel is a seasoned professional in the legal technology space, currently fulfilling the role as the Regional Vice President of Sales, Australia and New Zealand at Actionstep. With over 15 years of dedicated experience in legal technology, Zahn has become a trusted expert in providing true cloud-based technology solutions and innovation to law firms.

During his decade-long stint in London, Zahn made significant contributions by working with firms on centralised bidding initiatives across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for professional service organisations with a global footprint.

Prior to his role at Actionstep, Zahn held a Director position at FilePro Legal Practice Management Software, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s direction. His wealth of experience has made him a sought-after speaker, and Zahn regularly shares his insights on various legal technology topics at conferences and seminars. With a track record of successfully navigating the fast-paced development of the legal tech landscape, Zahn Nel continues to drive innovation and excellence in the field.

EJ Gray
Sales & Marketing Manager at OneLaw

EJ is usually the first point of contact for firms looking to migrate to OneLaw. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of the process of migrating to a new system and helps walk firms through their due diligence based on their unique requirements.

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