Law Society 2018 FLIP Conference

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This year’s Law Society conference continues the FLIP initiative and explores the future of law with an excellent line-up of national and international speakers, including Danny Katz, Chrissie Lightfoot and Mark A. Cohen.

Steven Walker will be discussing a Roadmap for Legal Dept. Transformation alongside industry experts Andrew Finch (Qantas), Denise Doyle (Telstra), Rebecca Daumont (AGS) and Samantha Brown (Microsoft), focussing on practical tips for in-house teams on what to do, and how to do it.

#INNOVATE LAW2018

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I’m tremendously excited to serve as a judge for this weekend’s #INNOVATELAW2018 hackathon and wish all the participating teams the best of luck!

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Thomson Reuters Legal Leaders’ Forum 2018

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The Thomson Reuters Australian Legal Leaders’ Forum is a forum for dialogue between law firm CXOs, Managing Partners, General Counsel, senior legal leaders and all those with an interest in the future direction of the legal services industry in Australia.

The forum takes place on 8 November at Pier One Hotel in Sydney, and involves international and local experts.

Steven Walker will moderate a panel discussion with Rachel Besley (General Counsel, Deloitte Australia), David Flavell (SVP and Deputy GC, PepsiCo USA) and Adrian D’Amico (General Counsel, Dept. of Defence).

The title of the conversation is “Do clients really expect law firms to change the delivery of their legal services?”.  In a rapidly evolving legal marketplace, we hear frequently of disconnects between law firms and clients but what exactly are those disconnects, and are clients really changing their buying behaviours and expectations of law firms?

  • global surveys indicate that buyers of legal services are increasingly demanding more from law firms, as a result of greater options and buying power. What is the Australian experience?
  • how are clients approaching issues of social responsibility, environmental and diversity policies in their relationships with law firms?
  • what metrics might law firms and clients adopt to a demonstrate a successful alignment of interests and measure long term health of relationships?
  • are Australian law firms evolving their service delivery in response to the demands of in-house teams for price certainty and commercial judgment, as well as in response to the increased capabilities of in-house lawyers?

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CLOC Australia Institute 2018

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At the inaugural Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Institute in Sydney on 3-4 September 2018, Steven Walker will join Connie Brenton (CEO, CLOC and Director of Legal Operations, Netapp), Mary O’Carroll (Head of Legal Operations, Google) and Christine Coats (VP Legal Operations, Oracle) to discuss the CLOC Legal Operations Maturity Model.

The session will also cover the results of the first-ever CLOC Australia Legal Department Operations Survey, designed by CLOCGen2Law and HBR Consulting with support from Thomson Reuters.

2018 Women in Law Awards

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It is an honour to have been appointed to the panel of judges of the esteemed Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards for 2018.

The annual awards program will recognise women who have challenged, inspired, influenced or enhanced the practice of law in Australia.

Entries are open until Friday, 7 September.  To lodge your submission or make a nomination, visit www.womeninlaw.com.au.  Good luck!

IACCM Ask the Expert: What Contract Automation System Should You Buy?

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The drive to automate the contracting process is gathering pace. But what system should you choose? What capabilities should it have? What return on investment can you expect?

IACCM, working in conjunction with Capgemini, has spent the last year investigating the market – surveying users and providers alike to understand requirements, evaluate options and test functionality.  Join Sally Hughes, Tim Cummins and Steven Walker for this webinar, in which we will discuss findings and explain how potential buyers of contract management software can access our research and the free selection support tool that we have developed.

Discussion topics:

  • The past experience with CLM automation has been disappointing – so what has changed?
  • What is contract lifecycle management? – the need to think holistically.
  • Ensuring clarity over requirements: how the report can assist in making sure you know what you want.
  • Preparing for automation: what are the steps you should be taking and what are some challenges to anticipate?
  • Demo of the tool.

Note: IACCM membership required for webinar access

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2nd Disruptive Innovation World Forum

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At the 2nd Disruptive Innovation World Forum in Melbourne on 22 November 2018, Steven Walker will present: Law 2.0: How Leading Corporations are Turning to Next Generation Contracting Automation Technologies to Deliver Improved Business, Quality and Cost Outcomes

Contracts are the fabric of business and are assets.  This session is intended to give CXO and senior leaders insights into how to transform contracting into a competitive advantage for their businesses by deploying next generation tools, processes and automation.

Take the CLOC Australian Legal Department Survey!

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In readiness for the inaugural CLOC Australia Institute in Sydney on 3-4 September, Gen2Law is pleased to partner with CLOC to invite the Australian in-house community to participate in the first ever CLOC Australia survey on legal operations!

Whether you’re a GC, corporate or government lawyer, legal ops professional or paralegal, we invite you to take this short survey to rate how your department is performing against the CLOC 12 Core Competencies Reference Model for legal department operational excellence.

We will be analysing the data to compare Australian legal department operations and practices across industry sectors and types of organisations with their peers in Australia and rest of the world benchmarks.   The findings will be presented at the Sydney CLOC Institute.

You may request a personalised report comparing your department against other Australian departments.

Responses are confidential and it should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

This survey has been designed by CLOC, Gen2Law and HBR Consulting with support from Thomson Reuters.

Law Society FLIP Conference 2018

By | Speaking

This year’s Law Society conference continues the FLIP initiative and explores the future of law with an excellent line-up of national and international speakers, including Danny Katz, Chrissie Lightfoot and Mark A. Cohen.

Steven Walker will be discussing a Roadmap for Legal Dept. Transformation alongside industry experts Andrew Finch (Qantas), Denise Doyle (Telstra), Rebecca Daumont (AGS) and Samantha Brown (Microsoft), focussing on practical tips for in-house teams on what to do, and how to do it.

Digital Journey for Legal Services

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General Counsel and law departments are in the business of providing legal services, and they are under relentless pressure to respond to the challenges of delivering the highest quality services as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. These imperatives are now more compelling than ever.

If this were not enough, General Counsel and their staff are expected to walk and chew gum; ; they must respond to the challenges whilst simultaneously:……

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