Improving the working lives of lawyers
2- 2.15pm | Maia Room
Tom uses his own experiences and a range of external research to illustrate how the current structure, processes and expectations of the legal industry as a whole are not designed to make the most of the people working within in – and the challenges associated with the disaffection of young lawyers, graduates, law students and paralegals for the industry as a whole. He will explain how legal technology has the capacity to achieve real results for real people, improving the quality of lawyers’ working lives and the accessibility of legal services for everyone.
Tom is a co-founder and CEO of Josef, a platform that empowers lawyers to build end-to-end automated legal services. Tom appears regularly as a speaker on legal technology, innovation and the changing nature of legal practice. He holds an LLM (’18) from Columbia Law School where he focussed his studies on legal data analytics and was a founding member of the Columbia Law School Legal Technology Association. Tom graduated from Melbourne Law School (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)) in 2012. He began his career as a litigator at Arnold Bloch Leibler in Australia, where he acted for private equity firms and multinational corporations in high profile commercial disputes. He served as an associate to the Hon. Justice Patrick Keane AC of the High Court of Australia before returning to Melbourne Law School to teach.