Legal Research in the Age of AI

Legal Research in the Age of AI

Ahead of his presentation at the 2019 Legal Innovation & Tech Fest, we briefly caught up with Juta and Company CEO Kamal Patel to chat about how Juta continues to remain relevant to its customers after 165 years in business, his predictions on the future of legal research and the predicted impact that Artificial Intelligence will have on the practice of law. Hi Kamal, we are looking forward to having Juta and Company as a Premier Partner at the 2019 ....

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Making Contract Management Work For You

Making Contract Management Work For You

Search for the latest in contract management and these days it’s all blockchain and smart contracts. It’s an exciting time to be a GC or a Legal Operations Director. All of a sudden legal is at the centre of a technology revolution that will place it squarely on the map of business impact and real change. But there’s that little detail about not even having a contract repository yet. How are you supposed to run if you haven’t even learned ....

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The Pearl Harbour for Law Firms

The Pearl Harbour for Law Firms

Surprise attack, not expected, provoked action, changed forever – these are some of the terms associated with the attack at Pearl Harbour on 8 December 1941. Similar to the businesses, services and technology coming at the law firm traditional business, with one difference – America did not know they were going to be attacked. … Continue reading → ....

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The Coffee Shop Office: Benefits and Challenges of Alternative Working Arrangements

The Coffee Shop Office: Benefits and Challenges of Alternative Working Arrangements

Lawyers David Lancaster and Munya Gwanzura, both experts in business management, reflect on the pros and cons of employees working outside the office. Munya will be speaking at the Legal Innovation & Tech Fest in June this year. Increasingly, business people are trading their suits for their chinos (and even their tracksuits) as the formal office appears to give way to comfortable workspaces at home and, at times, in coffee shops.  The introduction of new technology has enabled businesses to ....

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How Telstra’s Legal Team Saved 40,000 Hours

How Telstra’s Legal Team Saved 40,000 Hours

In 2016 Telstra Legal partnered with Herbert Smith Freehills to run a series of design thinking workshops and innovation sprints to tackle a set of productivity opportunities. This collaboration resulted in a saving of a staggering 40,000 lawyer hours and recognition by Financial Times of Telstra Legal as Asia Pac’s most innovative legal department for 2016. Mick Sheehy is General Counsel – Finance, Technology, Innovation & Strategy at Telstra. He reveals how they ran the innovation forums and how they ....

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