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Meet your Legal Technology and Innovation Special Interest Group members! 

Our team is committed to provide you with the resources you need to prepare for legal technology’s disruption in the in-house legal industry!

Schellie-Jayne Price

Schellie-Jayne Price

What is your top tip for in-house innovation?

Focus on the in-house problem or opportunity first, then explore solutions with curiosity, creativity and collaboration 

Brent Stowers

Brent Stowers

What is your favourite app?

My favourite app on a personal level is Garmin Connect. I'm a data freak and love seeing everything from average resting HR through to how good my sleep was. Doing something with the data is  another thing though...

Karen Lee

Karen Lee

What is your top tip for in-house innovation?

Rather than finding new and shiny tools, look at existing tools available within the organisation and see what can be utilised better by the in-house teams. I think most of the time we’re not aware of all of the functions we can harness within the tools we already have. 

My other tip would be to start in small chunks – rather than looking to make a huge change.

Sylvia Hands

Sylvia Hands

What is your top tip for in-house innovation?

Develop and use 'intake' forms to receive instructions from your business stakeholders - whether it's for contract or tender queries, advice on compliance matters or the review of marketing collateral, intake forms can assist the in-house legal team with receiving clear instructions upfront, reducing email traffic, greater oversight of what matters are coming into the team and a method of allocating work.  You may already have tools which allow for forms to be easily created, such as Xakia or Zendesk.

Henry Lin

Henry Lin

What is your top tip for in-house innovation?

Empathy is the catalyst for innovation.

Zoee Bradley

Zoee Bradley

What is your favourite tech tool?

My favourite ‘tech’ tools are my tri-coloured pen, an A3 piece of paper, and my phone. I use my phone to call my clients and talk through processes (and not just the legal components, but the whole process). I then use my pen and paper to quickly (and colourfully) complete a process map. I come back to my phone to take a PDF scan of the process map.

Scott Smalley

Scott Smalley

What is your top tip for in-house innovation?

Just get started, and learn on the job.  It's all too easy to get caught in the headlights and end up doing nothing.  Pick a simple project and use it to learn something (whether that's about process, or how to use tech tools).  Once you get some momentum, spend more time being discriminating about which projects to invest your time in - be clear about measuring how big a problem you're really solving.

Nicole Mumford

Nicole Mumford

What is your top tip for in-house innovation?

There's no such thing as perfection in innovation, so it's better to try something rather than maintain the status quo.  There's no such thing as failure if you give something different a go, ask your stakeholders sincerely for feedback, and apply what you've learnt going forward.

Asha McDermott

Asha McDermott

Why should in-house lawyers innovate?

Business is changing and progressing at a  rapid pace and there is increasing pressure on in-house legal departments with larger workloads and shorter turnaround times but no increase in resources.  Lawyers can use technology and innovation to drive efficiency through increased automation and use of tools  and other methods  to  increase their value to the business. As well as investing in legal technology, teams can start by looking at what tools and technology they already have and can utilise better.

Marina Yastreboff

Marina Yastreboff

What is your top tip for in-house innovation?

Map out processes - how your team currently gets from A to B. My favourite tool is Visio - create different swim lanes for different people/groups. It is surprising how many unnecessary steps can be revealed this way. Collaborate and look into your existing technology stack for tools. Microsoft O365 is a great starting place. Oh yes, and don't forget to follow ACC LTIC and the AUSCL Australian Society for Computers and Law to find like minded tech law enthusiasts.

Verity White

Verity White

What is your top tip for in-house innovation?

Measure everything (or at least something). Ask lots of questions. Show, don’t tell.

Tara Sutherland

Tara Sutherland 

What is your top tip for in-house innovation?

Constantly challenge the in-house status quo and how you can improve processes. Changes can be big (such as implementing legal process automation software) or small (ie, setting up a simple form in Word), but will free up precious time enabling you to better support the broader business.

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