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Interview | Janelle, Sarah and Dayna (Helix Legal)

Helix Legal describes itself as ‘not just another law firm peddling the old ways of doing things’. The Courier Mail says Helix Legal has ‘obviously done a good job of disrupting the traditional [law firm] business model since launching…’ Helix...

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Event Review | AFR Summit 2017 | What do innovation and technology mean for the future of the legal marketplace?

Article written by TLF (NSW) Board Member, Angela Metri.  The recent AFR Summit gave the public an opportunity to better understand the opportunities and perhaps come to terms with the anxiety felt by many in a global economy that is...

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Book Review | Designer Law School by Christine Moody | Legal lessons for design entrepreneurs

Designer Law School – Legal lessons for design entrepreneurs The following review of ‘Designer Law School’ (a book by Christine Moody) was written by Daniel Owen, a member of The Legal Forecast’s Student Executive Committee. In Designer Law School, author...

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TLF Brainstorm | Ep. 1 | Redefining access to justice

What is TLF Brainstorm?  TLF Brainstorm is an opportunity for our community of legal forecasters to share their creative ideas in response to an interesting question about the role of the lawyer. TLF Brainstorm is one part philosophical, one part creative, and most of all, it is...

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Milan & Josh’s Speech to UNSA | UN climate change regime, the Paris Agreement & tips for redesigning the UN

The below are speech notes compiled by Milan and Josh for the purposes of their presentation to the United Nations Student Association at UQ on 16 March 2017.  Today we are going to take you through a basic overview of...

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Review of Convergence 2.0: How do we drive high performance in an era of exponential change?

Review of Convergence 2.0: How do we drive high performance in an era of exponential change? By Michael Bidwell (The Legal Forecast/ McCullough Robertson Lawyers) Photos by Dream Oz Photography On 14 March 2017, dozens of innovators, tech junkies, corporate...

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Interview | Benedict Coyne (President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights)

Recently, Milan Gandhi (TLF) caught up with Benedict Coyne, who we fondly refer to as Benna.  Benna is the President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.  He has an immensely interesting past and we spoke to him on a range of topics relevant...

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Interview | Lyria Bennett Moses (UNSW’s ‘Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice’ unit)

Recently UNSW launched a course to teach "students how to design legal information systems, integrating expert systems, hypertext, text retrieval and other technologies, for use in generating legal documents from precedents and assisting users to navigate solutions to legal problems."...

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Interview (Part 2) | Getting personal with Chief Innovation Officer of Premonition, Toby Unwin

Premonition is an ‘Artificial Intelligence system that mines Big Data to find out which Attorneys win before which Judges.’  Toby Unwin, a Florida-based Brit,  is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Premonition. Toby is a fascinating guy who has undertaken a myriad...

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Interview | ‘Speak with Scout’ (legal chatbot) | winners of Disrupting Law 2016

Speak with Scout Tell us about Speak with Scout and how it all came about? Speak with Scout provides free, fast and personalised legal guidance and referrals via Facebook messenger. The principle of Scout is simple: you message Scout through...

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