Mitch Kowalski is an international advocate for legal innovation, frequently invited to speak on the topic at conferences and universities across the globe. Author of our popular online CPD course, "Lawyers, Technology and Innovation", Mitch was recently in Australia. We took the opportunity to sit down with him to talk about his thoughts on legal innovation in the profession at a global level, and how Australian law firms match up to their international counterparts.
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Every year, community legal centres (CLCs) lose thousands of precious hours triaging calls from prospective clients. The winning team from the inaugural UWA Legal Hackathon aimed to solve this issue with Lawra - a digital assistant that could quickly direct people to the CLC that best suited their legal needs. Almost one year on, Lawra is well on its way to becoming a reality.
LawCPD co-founder, Sarah Mateljan, sat down with the Lawra team (Georgina Due, Astrid Sweeny and Linda Mulenda) to gain insight into their journey from initial concept to viable technical solution.
The way people work is changing, and the new generation of lawyers is championing new work arrangements to improve work/life balance. As the advantages of flexible work start to outweigh the perceived associated risks, law firms need to adapt to remain competitive and to ensure that flexible work is implemented in a way that can benefit all.
Monday the 13th May marks the start of Law Week 2019 - a week dedicated to raising awareness about legal services in the community. Across Australia, local law societies will host a series of events including court open days, free legal advice clinics, information sessions and fundraisers. Check out our useful guide to discover what’s happening in each state this year.
Over the past 12 months, we have been delighted to welcome a number of fantastic new contributors to LawCPD. Read more about them today.
Lawyers can use a range of strategies to manage their stress levels, time pressures, and deal with difficult situations. As part of Mental Health Month this October, we have put together a shortlist of great apps lawyers can use to manage stress and build resilience - both inside and outside the workplace.
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.
October is Mental Health Month, and we have created an infographic highlighting some of the mental health challenges faced by the lawyers as well as some practical tips for improving mental health and wellbeing. Click below to read more.
Too often, it feels like time management tips for lawyers can just be summed up by “saying no more often”. However, this can be an oversimplification of the real challenges legal professional face when trying to optimise their time, both at work and at home. Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and best selling author, shares with us some time management insight.