To Infinity and Beyond: how technology and innovation can transform access to justice
“Robots in suits”, “the uberisation of the legal services market”, “thinking like a Kardashian” and “making science fiction a reality” are just some of the engaging topics being discussed, debated and analysed at the Law Society of NSW’s annual Future of Law and Innovation in the Legal Profession (FLIP) Conference & Innovation Dinner at the Sydney Hilton today.
- Canadian professor/author Mitch Kowalski will open the conference with his keynote speech on “Lawyering in 2050: Robots in Suits or Just a Slightly Better Version of 2019?”
- Professor Richard Susskind OBE will present (via webcast) on “How lawyers can prepare their business mindsets for the future”.
- Shara Evans, CEO, Market Clarity on “Making science fiction our reality” – how drones, robots, AI and 3D printing are changing society.
- “The reality of artificial intelligence” panel discussion with The Honourable Justice Melissa Perry, Federal Court of Australia, NSW Privacy Commissioner, Samantha Gavel and Chair, Standards Artificial Intelligence Committee, Aurelie Jacquet.
- A Great Debate on the impending uberisation of the legal services market, with the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG as the adjudicating judge. Team leaders are President of the Law Society of NSW, Elizabeth Espinosa, and NSW Legal Services Commissioner, John McKenzie.
- A panel discussion on “Digital transformation and institutional integration in our courts” featuring a range of speakers from the courts, regulators and police.
- The latest research from the Law Society’s FLIP Stream project with UNSW Law.
- An “Emerging Technology Lounge” where technology-focused legal start-ups can showcase the newest technology product shaping the evolution of the practice of law in Australia.
- A Law Tech Theatre featuring bite-sized pitches by providers of legal tech products.
- The “Today and Tomorrow Alley”- an interactive walk-through display showcasing some of the most exciting technology products forecast to make lawyers’ work easier in coming years. Participants will put on headphones and be able to see, hear and experience predictions for life as a lawyer in the decades up to 2050.