Regional Technology Roadshow kicks off in Newcastle


The Law Society of NSW will kick off a regional roadshow in Newcastle today, aimed at preparing the legal profession for what’s been called the “next industrial revolution”.

The Future of Law & Innovation in the Legal Profession (FLIP) Regional Roadshow is the latest in a series of NSW Law Society initiatives aimed at helping solicitors to harness and adapt to the technology and innovation that is sweeping the legal profession.

More than 80 solicitors from the Newcastle, Hunter, mid-North Coast and Central Coast region have registered to attend the FLIP Regional Roadshow. Similar FLIP Roadshows will also be held in Wollongong, Dubbo and Byron Bay in April and May this year.

The first-ever FLIP Regional Roadshow will be held at the Novotel Newcastle Beach on Friday 15 March from 2pm – 6pm with the following speakers:

• Law Society President, Elizabeth Espinosa

• Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, Director, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation,

• Peter Dombkins, Head of Legal Project Management, Gilbert + Tobin

• Malcolm Heath, Legal Risk Manager, Lawcover

Topics to be covered will span from leveraging technological innovation, new media, legal project management, and cyber risk.

According to NSW Law Society President, Elizabeth Espinosa, the response to the Newcastle FLIP Roadshow confirms that local solicitors are thirsty

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