A Clean Slate: Building a Legal Technology Plan
3.45 – 4.00pm | Sumac Room
In-house legal teams are increasingly looking at legal technology in order to better deliver legal services to their organisations. Lawyers used to look at technology as something that might also be able to be used to assist with their legal work. Today, lawyers are not just faced with using technology but also with technological tools and resources designed fit for specific legal purposes. While there is so much opportunity in the market, the implementation of legal technology within an organisation is not without its challenges. In this session we will look at changing organisations and the opportunity to shape a new legal technology plan. We will look at lessons learned, creating a new plan and whether the organisational challenges change between organisations or whether such challenges are universal.
Joel is an experienced project lawyer currently working for the West Gate Tunnel Project with the State of Victoria. The project will deliver significant road infrastructure providing an alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Joel previously worked at the University of Melbourne leading the in-house legal team on a number of infrastructure projects including Melbourne Connect, an innovation precinct currently under construction, as well as numerous student accommodation facilities.
Joel has worked in-house for eight years and is passionate about using legal technology to assist in-house lawyers to better deliver legal services for their organisations.