28 September 2023
|Technology & Knowledge
|1 - Practice Management and Business Skills
|1 - New Zealand CPD
As the legal industry continues to evolve, small and medium-sized law firms are increasingly seeking innovative ways to remain competitive.
Generative AI appears to offer huge potential for service development and efficiency gains, yet where does a knowledge and resource constrained law firm start on its AI journey?
In this session, Katherine Thomas will demystify Generative AI. She will provide practical insights, real life case studies, frameworks and tips for firms looking to start their AI journey.
Managing partners and practicemanagers will leave empowered to deploy Generative AI in their firm quickly, safely, with minimal risk and maximum benefit.
Katherine will step you through the GenAI journey
From IG to GPT
From laggard to leader
From fear to fortitude
From idea to implementation
From closed to curious
Small and medium-sized law firms.
Who should complete this course:
• Managing Partners
• Practice Managers, General Managers
• Legal and Professional staff with an interest in Generative AI
CEO at Free Range Lawyers
Katherine’s 20-year career in the legal sector couldn’t be more perfectly aligned to creating Free Range Lawyers. Having chosen the legal business rather than legal practice path, she held a number of roles at major U.K. firms covering marketing, sales, learning & development and knowledge management. More recently, through her own consulting business run from Australia, she has advised law firms from Canada and the U.K. to New Zealand and a lot in-between on strategy and sales.
Most relevant to Free Range Lawyers is her work in establishing and growing the flexible resourcing service Vario for Pinsent Masons, taking it from an idea to a thriving business in under three years. She remains one of few people with a deep, global insight into flexible resourcing in the law.
Katherine is Teaching Fellow on the Master of Legal Business course provided by The College of Law, Australia. She is a lecturer for the College of Law in Western Australia, a member of the Law Consultancy Network, a panel member for the College of Law Centre for Legal Innovation in Western Australia, a regular contributor to publications such as LegalBusinessWorld and Remaking Law Firms and speaks at events worldwide.