The Josef story
What’s in a name and why are we called Josef?
This is the story of how and why Josef came to be, and the Kafka character that serves as our inspiration.
Josef is a no-code software platform that empowers lawyers and legal professionals to automate legal tasks, including lawyer-client interactions, sending emails, generating legal documents and providing legal guidance and advice.
Through Josef, these teams are saving time, scaling their services, helping more people and delighting staff and clients – all while making legal services more accessible.
To date over 6,000 bots have been built, and they’ve been used 140,000 times to solve legal problems.
Today, the best legal teams around the world use Josef, from global commercial firms, to in-house teams at multinational corporations, to leading boutique and NewLaw firms, to the world’s best universities and law schools.
Tom Dreyfus is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Josef, and leads the company strategy and global relationships with customers and technology partners. Tom has worked as a solicitor, and served as an associate at the High Court of Australia. Tom was also a founding member of the Columbia Law School Legal Technology Association. Tom has held board and leadership roles in not-for-profit organisations, and is a regular speaker at global legal industry events.
Sam Flynn is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder at Josef, and leads Josef’s business operations, governance, marketing and customer success functions. Sam has worked in advertising, as a lawyer and as an associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Sam has extensive experience in the intersection of technology and law, launching myki fines, one of the first successful examples of B2C legal tech. Sam is an advocate for using legal tech to bridge the access to justice gap, and he serves as an Advisory Board member of the Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI).
Kirill is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Josef, and leads Josef’s technology strategy and operations, with responsibility for the technology and product roadmap. Kirill is an experienced and award-winning software engineer and machine learning practitioner. He has worked as a software developer at digital agencies and played a key role in building digital solutions for government and local start-ups.
Ali is a Legal Technologist in the Customer Experience team. Ali is a recent law graduate from University of Melbourne and Queens University in Canada, and has previously worked as a legal business analyst for a payments technology company.
Avina is Josef’s Head of Product, with responsibility for the end-to-end product development cycle. Avina is a product management professional with a change management background and has worked at proptech, agritech and edutech companies.
Bori is a law student and Content Creator at Josef. Bori is the Victorian President for The Legal Forecast and a research assistant at the University of Melbourne, and she has previously worked in content and community roles.
Henry is Josef’s Legal Technology Lead and supports Josef’s product team and customers with bot development and success. Henry brings years of experience in the legal industry, and has worked at top law firms globally, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hong Kong and Smart & Biggar in Canada.
Jennine is a Content and Social Media Manager at Josef, and brings extensive experience as a digital content producer and UX writer, and as a journalist in national newsrooms including News Corp, ABC, and Crikey.
Johan is a growth specialist, responsible for business development and growth at Josef. Johan is a former lawyer for the World Trade Organisation and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and brings a passion for legal technology and fluency in four languages.
Mattia is the Design Lead at Josef. Mattia brings extensive design experience and has previously held lead design roles at tech startups, working on design strategy, product, research and brand. He has lectured on Design Thinking and Behavioural Economics at General Assembly.
Pete is a Senior Front-end Developer at Josef. Pete brings deep experience in web development and design, and has previously worked for startups, consumer businesses and digital agencies.
Rae is an experienced communications specialist, with responsibility for communications, PR and content at Josef. She joins with a background in finance and communications, and has a strong interest in chatbots and AI policy.
Sid is a business development representative at Josef. Sid is a recent law graduate from Monash University who has previously worked as a paralegal at a leading NewLaw firm, and in various client-facing roles in the technology sector.
Thomas is a Front-end Developer at Josef, and brings years of experience in software applications. Prior to Josef, Thomas worked on technical solutions for companies in the defence, payments and medical devices sectors. He is also an accomplished musician, who has recorded and performed with numerous bands.