Lani Beer, Innovation Manager at KWM was similarly passionate about the firm’s commitment to encouraging the next generation of lawyers to embrace legal technology.
“Legaltech is crucial for the next generation of lawyers because it can increase the efficiency and accuracy of legal work. It can free up lawyers’ time to focus on more complicated and strategic work by automating repetitive tasks like document review and legal research.”
The pop-up represented an opportunity for the firm to engage with that next generation of lawyers, making it a win-win for all parties involved.
“We took part in the pop-up because of the countless opportunities it presented. We were able to work with participants from different backgrounds, allowing us to collaborate and develop imaginative solutions,” said Lani.
Similarly Katy Zhu, Senior Associate at Maddocks explained the firm wanted to be involved because the course aligned with their culture of innovation and it wants to play a role in the next generation of tech-forward lawyers, saying:
“The course challenged participants to apply human-centered design thinking and create technical solutions to difficult legal issues. This is a skill we think all future lawyers should develop.”
Innovation Lead at MinterEllison, Amber O’Meara admits that a large part of the firm’s enthusiasm to be involved is because it also represents a learning opportunity for them about the next generation of legal professionals.
“If I’m honest, every time we’ve taken part in this course, the ideas have been exceptional. And we have really senior people go and judge those nights and without a doubt, all of us just walk away mind blown about the things that they come up with over such a short period of time,” she says.