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08 March 2017

Centre for Legal Innovation Launches Disruption Consultations

Published on 08 March 2017

The Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI) today announced a nationwide series of roundtables on the impact of technological disruption and innovation in the legal profession.  


The CLI is an innovation-focused think tank established by the College of Law to support legal professionals navigating the disruption currently transforming the industry.


The first roundtable was conducted in Perth in February, with additional roundtables planned for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington during March and April.  These consultations are with thought leaders both in and outside the legal the industry. Feedback from the consultations will set the Centre’s priorities for the next 12 months.


Director of the CLI, Ms Terri Mottershead said the best way to respond to disruption within the legal profession was to bring together leading thinkers, practitioners and legalpreneurs from around the world to identify trends, interpret their implications and propose next steps.


“Technology has forever changed the way lawyers practise their profession and how legal businesses are conducted. The changes are so rapid it can be hard for professionals to know what the market expects and how to remain competitive.” 


“Participants in the roundtables are asked to discuss what innovation means to them and how they have responded to it.  The roundtables are part of the CLI’s efforts to create a new network of professionals that will encourage and support legal innovation.”


“The CLI will conduct additional roundtables on different topics throughout the year. Participants have been asked to nominate future topics so the roundtables will focus on issues of importance to them and their organisations,” Ms Mottershead said.


In addition to the roundtables, the CLI has a range of activities planned for 2017 including seminars, public forums, workshops, and exclusive member events. The CLI will also release insights and white papers, to inform the thinking of the profession.


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