Sydney & Online,  August 25th  2022,  8:30am - 5:30pm (AEST)

Join us for the in-house legal conference of the year

Be part of the conversation with the world's foremost legal leaders as we learn and debate the future of the in-house legal profession. This will be a day to remember, and unlike any other legal conference, you've attended before.

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What to expect

Our agenda is thoughtfully curated with inspiration, practical insights and fun provocation that can help you take your career to new heights. Our themes for the day are:

Owning your career

Be inspired to go beyond growing your career by ultimately owning it. Learn, unlearn, and level up in all ways.

Coping with increased complexity

How can you move beyond surviving in an increasingly complicated world where everything, including the kitchen sink, is thrown at you. Learn to thrive in these environments, preempt, prepare and be proactive.

Demonstrating your value

The narrative is changing, legal is no longer a cost center, and you're finally able to bring your whole self to work. How can you demonstrate your value and go beyond giving just legal advice but achieve better business outcomes together?

FEATURED SESSION:
Richard Susskind
Tomorrow's in-house lawyers

In an era of relentless cost pressures, new providers in the marketplace, and increasingly intelligent machines, what jobs will there be in the future for in-house lawyers?

Richard Susskind will answer this question by exploring the growing impact of technology on the legal world and explaining the potential and limitations of artificial intelligence for lawyers. But he will also dig deeper and discuss why lawyers (in-house and external) are needed at all and whether the demands they currently satisfy might be met in years to come in quite different ways.

The future of legal services will not simply be an automated and streamlined version of what we have today. We will instead see a transformation in the way in which disputes are resolved, guidance is secured, documents are drafted, and risks are managed.

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Richard Susskind

President

Society for Computers and Law

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is the world’s most cited author on the future of legal services. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute, and, since 1998, has been Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He advises leading law firms, in-house legal departments, and governments and judiciaries around the world. In the 1980s, he wrote his doctorate on artificial intelligence and the law at Balliol College, Oxford. Richard’s work has been translated into 18 languages and he has been invited to speak in over 60 countries. He has written ten books, including The Future of Law (1996), Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013, 2017) and Online Courts and the Future of Justice (2019, 2021).

Speakers

Teresa Allan

Teresa Allan

Vice President and General Counsel

Capgemini

Teresa Allan

Vice President and General Counsel

Capgemini

Teresa Allan is Vice President, General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer at Capgemini Australia and New Zealand. Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology, and digital solutions to achieve innovation and competitiveness. With more than 340,000 people, the Capgemini Group of companies is present in 50+ countries and represents over 120 nationalities. Teresa spent almost a decade in private practice, working in London, before moving in-house. Teresa's leadership has received many accolades - she was recognized as an In-house Leader by the Australasian Lawyer in 2022, is listed on The Legal 500 GC Powerlist and has received many individual and team nominations at the Australian Law Awards.

Richard Susskind

Richard Susskind

President and Author

Society for Computers and Law

Richard Susskind

President and Author

Society for Computers and Law

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is the world’s most cited author on the future of legal services. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute, and, since 1998, has been Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He advises leading law firms, in-house legal departments, and governments and judiciaries around the world. In the 1980s, he wrote his doctorate on artificial intelligence and the law at Balliol College, Oxford. Richard’s work has been translated into 18 languages and he has been invited to speak in over 60 countries. He has written ten books, including The Future of Law (1996), Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013, 2017) and Online Courts and the Future of Justice (2019, 2021).

Christina Hardy

Christina Hardy

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Opal Healthcare

Christina Hardy

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Opal Healthcare

Christina is the General Counsel & Company Secretary of Opal Healthcare Australia. She has provided legal services in the healthcare industry since 2003, giving her considerable expertise in the nexus of health and law. Christina has an MBA from the Australian Institute of Management and has trained in leading science-based enterprises at the Harvard Business School. Christina held several non-executive directorships in healthcare and technology organisations across Australia. She’s worked in private practice in Asia and the UK, including holding commercial roles including business development and understands being on the commercial side of ledger.

Mayo Ishigami

Mayo Ishigami

Senior Legal Counsel

Heritage Bank Limited

Mayo Ishigami

Senior Legal Counsel

Heritage Bank Limited

Mayo Ishigami is the Senior Legal Counsel at Heritage Bank, based in Brisbane, Australia. She is well-versed in financial and regulatory services, having worked for multiple banks and Credit Union Australia.

Faten Awad

Faten Awad

General Counsel

MacKillop Family Services

Faten Awad

General Counsel

MacKillop Family Services

Faten joined MacKillop Family Services (MacKillop) as its first General Counsel, in 2017, to establish the Legal Department. MacKillop is a not-for-profit charity and company limited by guarantee supporting approximately 1,400 staff across Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. As part of her remit, Faten has been tasked to establish and manage several functions: Legal Services, Procurement and Internal Audit. Faten was also appointed to the role of Secretary of the Board Audit and Risk Committee in 2018. As a key adviser to the Board and senior management, Faten advises across a range of areas including corporate governance, commercial, IP, dispute resolution, property and privacy, is responsible for key policy frameworks and regularly delivers training to MacKillop’s staff.

Shaun Plant

Shaun Plant

Chief Legal Evangelist

LawVu

Shaun Plant

Chief Legal Evangelist

LawVu

Shaun Plant is the Chief Legal Evangelist at LawVu. He is a guru in Legal Project Management (LPM), with a Masters’s degree in the subject, and provides LPM training through The College of Law (New Zealand). Shaun’s legal background spans public, private enterprises in environmental and project law. He is focused on the untapped potential of in-house counsel - seeing his role as a vehicle to elevate strategic advisory services, and enjoys transforming complex frameworks into simple and intuitive technical systems.

Marija Dukadinovska

Marija Dukadinovska

Legal Counsel

Kookai

Marija Dukadinovska

Legal Counsel

Kookai

Marija is Legal Counsel at leading Australian fashion brand, Kookai. Outside her career as a lawyer she runs her own Career Coaching business, where she helps corporate millennial women pivot their career with clarity and confidence. Marija is also the host of The Career Confidence Podcast, a podcast for corporate millennials wanting more from their career than the corporate ladder climb.

Ryan Zahrai

Ryan Zahrai

Head of Legal

Eucalyptus

Ryan Zahrai

Head of Legal

Eucalyptus

Ryan Zahrai is the Head of Legal at Eucalyptus, Australia's fastest growing digital healthcare startup. He is also a Strategic Advisor to Legaler, an access to justice blockchain infrastructure platform and the Founder of Zed Law, a startup legal advisory firm. Boosting the net amount of good in the world is Ryan's ethos. Outside of the law, he has an MBA from Warwick Business School and a Bachelor of Psychology and Health. Ryan is a father of three and is passionate about youth empowerment and volunteers legal services through community initiatives and previously, the NSW Police Force.

Deanna Hinde

Deanna Hinde

Senior Customer Success Manager

LawVu

Deanna Hinde

Senior Customer Success Manager

LawVu

Deanna Hinde is a Senior Customer Success Manager with a lens on driving a successful change. She works with LawVu's customers to ensure adoption of their new legal platform is successful. Change is a fascinating journey. Its emotive from the highest levels of excitement and commitment to confronting, defiant and stressful. And as change becomes a required skill for many stakeholders in an organisation, we need to ensure we have tools in our toolkit to be able to bring the organisation and the individuals on the journey.

Demetrio Zema

Demetrio Zema

Founder and Director

Law Squared

Demetrio Zema

Founder and Director

Law Squared

Demetrio is the founder and director of Law Squared, a NewLaw firm specialising in working with Australia’s leading disruptive businesses, corporates, ASX listed entities and multi-national clients. Founded in 2016, Law Squared has grown rapidly to become ‘Australia’s most innovative law firm’ and become a leader in NewLaw and legal innovation.

Sarah Farmer

Sarah Farmer

Corporate Solicitor

Queensland Airports Limited

Sarah Farmer

Corporate Solicitor

Queensland Airports Limited

Sarah Farmer is a Corporate Solicitor at Queensland Airports Limited. Her experience lies in both small private sector law firms and in the public sector. Sarah has a strong focus on giving back - providing voluntary legal services in the social services sector.

Shira Sacal

Shira Sacal

Senior Legal Counsel

Rivalea Australia

Shira Sacal

Senior Legal Counsel

Rivalea Australia

Shira Sacal is the Senior Legal Counsel at Rivalea Australia, an integrated agri-food company. She has earned her stripes in private practice and later in-house, building her strength in commercial and corporate law. Shira has practiced in both Australia and Shanghai.

Sabina Read

Sabina Read

Psychologist

Sabina Read Psychology

Sabina Read

Psychologist

Sabina Read Psychology

Sabina Read is a psychologist who works with organisations, groups, individuals, couples and families in the areas of well-being, stress, relationships, leadership, career development, change, life transitions, job loss, mental health, and parenting.

Kiri-Ana Libbesson

Kiri-Ana Libbesson

Senior Legal Counsel

Settlement Services International

Kiri-Ana Libbesson

Senior Legal Counsel

Settlement Services International

Kiri-Ana Libbesson is focused on social justice. She is the Senior Legal Counsel of Settlement Services International, a not-for-profit (NFP) organization supporting humanitarian settlement and assistance for refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. She is the Founder and Principal Lawyer of Ethical Law, an affordable legal consultancy that aims to bridge the access to justice gap. Kiri-Ana was the Winner of 2021 NFP Lawyer of the Year award and has received accolades from ACC Australia, Lawyers Weekly, and Australian Lawyer for her work and leadership.

Seshani Bala

Seshani Bala

General Counsel

KPMG

Seshani Bala

General Counsel

KPMG

Seshani Bala is currently General Counsel for KPMG NZ, providing guidance on all legal, governance, risk and compliance matters. She likes to help businesses deal with today, while building for tomorrow. Bala is an experienced executive General Counsel, strategic enabler and tech enthusiast with extensive transactional, advisory, regulatory and risk management expertise across multiple jurisdictions. Drives sustainable growth and delivers business resilience in adapting to the rapidly changing global environment.

Brid Heffernan

Brid Heffernan

Master of Ceremonies

Brid Heffernan

Master of Ceremonies

Agenda

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