NZ Christchurch Next Level Session

Christchurch, NZ

26 June 2024
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm NZST

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, 188 Oxford Terrace,
Christchurch, NZ

3 hrs

Steve Knutson
Doug Thomson
Rhys Kerrigan
EJ Gray
Richard Eggleston

TopicFinancial Management,
Operational Management,
Technology & Knowledge
CPD2 - Practice Management and Business Skills

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Presented by

Steve Knutson, Stratos Technology Partners
Doug Thomson, OneLaw
Rhys Kerrigan, Kinetics
EJ Gray, OneLaw
Richard Eggleston, Actionstep

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

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.

5 Top Tips for MS Teams Productivity. These strategies can help teams work more efficiently and make the most of Microsoft Teams' robust features​.

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

Steve Knutson
Director | Digital Workplaces at Stratos Technology Partners

Kia ora, I am Steve Knutson from Aotearoa New Zealand. In 2011 I co-founded Stratos Technology Partners, a software development services & technology consulting firm. In the time since then we have grown from an idea to a mid-sized services company. In my client facing role I work as a Microsoft 365 Consultant, focused on SharePoint. I connect people with technology and helping them understand what is possible and how to make it happen. I have experience in a wide range of projects including Intranets, information management, cloud migrations and transformation projects. I enjoy creating opportunities for people to learn and develop their careers. I was fortunate to have a great mentor early in my career who encouraged me to pass it on. My community activities include user groups, blogging, YouTube and speaking on topics related to SharePoint, Digital Workplaces, and Intranets.

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.

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.

Richard Eggleston
Senior Account Executive at Actionstep

Richard works as a Senior Account Executive for Actionstep. Focussed on the ANZ legal market, he enjoys partnering with customers as they transition from often outdated legacy technology to Actionstep’s modern native cloud practice management software. He is passionate about helping his clients achieve growth by ensuring they get the most out of their technology.
Prior to joining Actionstep Richard worked as a sales manager for a New Zealand-based AML technology company and London for over a decade in both legal recruitment and an alternate service legal market provider within both managed services and legal technology.

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