Recently Sarah Mateljan, Co-Founder and Director of LawCPD.com.au, was a roaming mentor at the inaugural Disrupting Law Hackathon in Perth – organised by the Legal Forecast and hosted by UWA law school. Over 54 hours, 35 students working in 7 teams came up with innovative, creative and disruptive solutions to real-world legal problems.
Innovation and Technology
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Almost everyone is familiar with emojis – the tiny pictures of facial expressions and objects used in texts, emails and social media to mimic non-verbal cues. The hyper-condensed nature of emojis leaves room for interpretation, creating a brand new set of challenges for legal professionals.
Last month Sarah Mateljan, Co-Founder and Director of LawCPD.com.au, attended the Practice 360 Conference in Washington DC. The conference is an annual event hosted by the District of Columbia Bar Association, designed to help lawyers build and grow their practices. At this year’s conference, there was a clear focus on the challenges and opportunities new technologies provided for lawyers – particularly how lawyers could use technology to remain competitive. This was one of the major themes of the opening keynote “Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Law” presented by Thomas Hamilton from ROSS Intelligence. Rather than focusing on the traditional ‘doom and gloom’ narrative that robots are going to render lawyers obsolete, Hamilton focused on how AI would equip lawyers to achieve more. Read more
This year for Law Week, LawCPD is taking a look at four real-world examples of how technology can help improve access to justice in Australia and abroad.
Smartphones and tablets have transformed the way legal professionals consume and distribute information. Our latest infographic has the full stats on how lawyers are using mobile devices. The question is do smartphones or tablets make your day more efficient, or do they cause you to work harder and longer?
Social media is now being increasingly used by lawyers and firms for business development and networking purposes, but some ethical risks can undermine the benefits and opportunities these new communication channels offer.
In this day and age, social media has found its way in to all areas of our life from work to home – but there is somewhere it just doesn’t belong, the jury room.