Centre for Legal Innovation – Round Table Discussion
On 15 May 2018 I was honoured to be invited to participate in a round table discussion at the Centre for Legal Innovation, chaired by Terri Mottershead. The topic was “In the face of change, what’s left for lawyers to do?” The panel consisted of lawyers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
For two hours we engaged in robust discussion of the emergence of legal technology and its potential impact on lawyers and the delivery of legal services to clients and the public in general. We considered in particular what the role of junior lawyers might be when/if artificial intelligence or other technology approaches took over much of the basic ‘grunt work’ that forms the basis of a junior lawyer’s work. We also looked at the disruption to the traditional law firm model and the issue of adaptation to legal tech in this conservative profession.
An extraordinary opportunity to be involved in discussion with such an esteemed group of lawyers and innovative thinkers! Thank you Terri and the lovely Anne-Maree David of the College of Law for the invitation.