33 episodes

The legal industry is changing but to what, for whom, where, why and how? Join us each month to learn about the next best practices in legal practice and how it applies to your firm or organisation. Learn from the people who are “walking the talk.” Hear what they are doing and what has driven them to do things differently for their clients, their people, their organisations and themselves and, how they measure and learn from success and failure. We’re going to get candid, super practical and yes, we’re going to get legally innovative too!

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The legal industry is changing but to what, for whom, where, why and how? Join us each month to learn about the next best practices in legal practice and how it applies to your firm or organisation. Learn from the people who are “walking the talk.” Hear what they are doing and what has driven them to do things differently for their clients, their people, their organisations and themselves and, how they measure and learn from success and failure. We’re going to get candid, super practical and yes, we’re going to get legally innovative too!

    Episode 33 - ReinventED Legal Business: The Case Studies – Law Squared

    Episode 33 - ReinventED Legal Business: The Case Studies – Law Squared

    We have launched our new series: ReinventED Legal Business: The Case Studies to showcase legal businesses - law firms, in-house legal departments, ALSPs, Community Legal Centres, Legal Consultancies, Legal Incubators and Accelerators – that have reimagined, repurposed, or reinvented legal business and tell their stories. These legal businesses are not just part of, but are creating a new legal ecosystem with the aspiration, and as these are case studies, the proof of concept, that what they do and how they do it is less about “new” and more about a different “business as usual.”
    Law Squared is one of these businesses! It’s an innovative NewLaw firm that has challenged the status quo of the traditional law firm model. Founded in 2016 by Demetrio Zema, Law Squared has pursued its vision to make good businesses great and great businesses better, by working with their clients in a clear, transparent and engaging manner.
    Law Squared has consistently pursued its aims to break down the barriers traditional legal service providers have created, by being clear communicators, listening to their client’s needs, being efficient, and always transparent on costs.
    Law Squared has proactively approached its delivery of legal services across four practice areas; commercial, corporate, employment and litigation, and, that's led to Law Squared becoming one of the leading NewLaw firms among enterprises and corporates across Australia.
    Thanks so much for sharing the amazing Law Squared journey, Demetrio – you’ve not only built the path but, you’re lighting the way for us all too – amazing!
    If you would prefer to watch this session rather than listen, you'll find the link to the video on the CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) FREE Resource Centre here.
    Don't forget to also check out and save the date for the other fabulous FREE ReinventED Legal Business: The Case Studies webinars and podcasts - you'll find the details and registration links to the videos as we add them here and, if you subscribe to this podcast, you’ll receive notification as we upload more conversations in this series.

    • 54 min
    Episode 32 - The New Legal Intern

    Episode 32 - The New Legal Intern

    The world of legal internships has changed. Legal work experience is being redefined, literally right before our eyes! The good news is, there are more opportunities to gain that all important pre-first job experience, gain insights into what a legal career might look like, and identify and try out other roles and opportunities that might interest you too. The challenge is not expecting that to happen the way it used to – in person and in an office - because if legal services are being delivered from a lawyer’s home and virtually, it stands to reason that at least some of your work experience needs to be focused that way too. 
    In this podcast on The New Legal Intern Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific), was joined by an international panel of leaders and doers in the law student work experience and legal education space from Australia and the USA to talk about this and lots more:
    Tom Brunskill, Co-founder & CEO, Forage (formerly InsideSherpa) (Australia/USA) Sam Garner, National Manager, Graduate Resourcing Strategy & Learning, King & Wood Mallesons (Australia) Samuel Kilpatrick, Volunteer Paralegal Coordinator, Anika Legal (Australia) Sandee Magliozzi, Associate Dean for Experiential and Competency-based Learning and Clinical Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law (USA) Topics discussed included:
    The objectives of internship programs The evolving world of virtual internships The changing role of work experience and the relevance of internships in this space The opportunities for collaboration between legal educators and industry through internships Sandee, Sam, Tom and Sam – thanks so much for sharing your experience and providing a glimpse into the new world of legal internships and legal education – so exciting!
    If you would prefer to watch this session rather than listen, you'll find the link to the video on the CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) FREE Resource Centre here.

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    Episode 31 - What do law firm clients REALLY need (and want)?

    Episode 31 - What do law firm clients REALLY need (and want)?

    The changing legal marketplace has brought with it a new and evolving set of client needs and expectations. It’s still essentially and importantly all about relationships but, it’s equally important for legal businesses to be able to anticipate where value can be added for their clients and proactively offer it. That’s increasingly hard to do if your legal practice doesn’t analyse its client related data. It’s become very important for legal businesses to know exactly when and where they have hit the right mark or strayed from it and make immediate mid-course corrections. And, if that isn’t done and your clients are unhappy, then there’s evaluation platforms where they can share their thoughts and, this could dissuade potential clients from engaging you. The legal market place today is all about choice and customisation. It’s about how clients experience the interactions with their legal service/product providers every step along the way, with many of those steps being taken “virtually” now too!
    In this podcast on What do law firm clients REALLY need (and want)?, Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific), was joined by an international panel of leaders and doers in the legal business development, client data, client evaluation platforms and client experience space from Australia and the USA to talk about this and lots more:
    Marcie Borgal Shunk, President and Founder, The Tilt Institute, Inc (USA) Silvia Coulter, Principal, Client Development and Growth Practice, LawVision Group LLC (USA) Ben Farrow, Managing Director, FirmChecker (Australia) Carl White, Chief Experience Officer and Director, CXINLAW (Australia) Topics discussed included:
    Whether client experience and client satisfaction are the same thing or something different Why legal practices need to develop a “client first” strategy Whether or not legal services/products can be customised, and should be How to establish/develop/maintain client relationships in a virtual world Marcie, Silvia, Ben and Carl – thanks so much for your practical insights and experience sharing – we love your work!
    If you would prefer to watch this session rather than listen, you'll find the link to the video here.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 30 - The Changing Face of Legal Innovation and Transformation – Who’s zooming who?

    Episode 30 - The Changing Face of Legal Innovation and Transformation – Who’s zooming who?

    We read and hear a lot about legal innovation and transformation, more now than ever before, but it’s hard to know how much of this is “innovation theatre” or “window dressing” versus real, tangible change. In this podcast on The Changing Face of Legal Innovation and Transformation – Who’s zooming who?, Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific), was joined by an international panel of leaders and doers in the legal innovation and transformation space from Australia and New Zealand to talk about this and lots more:
    Caroline Ferguson, Business Transformation and Innovation Director, Simpson Grierson (New Zealand) Katrina Gowans, National Legal Transformation Lead, Origin (Australia) Caryn Sandler, Partner + Chief Knowledge and Information Officer, Gilbert + Tobin (Australia) Adrian Warren, Director, Plexus + KPMG NewLaw Partnership (Australia) Topics discussed included:
    What innovation and transformation specialists do How to innovate no matter what your legal organisation looks like The differences and similarities between internal and external innovation How data and innovation are link together The impact of COVID-19 on innovation/transformation now and moving forward… Caroline, Katrina, Caryn and Adrian – we love learning from your innovation and transformation journeys and thank you for your generosity and willingness to share them!
    If you would prefer to listen rather than watch this session, we'll also be releasing this session as a webinar as part of our FREE Reinvent Legal Business Series 2 webinars - you'll find the details and registration links as we add them here.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 29 - Reinventing the Legal Workplace – Meet the new people, people!

    Episode 29 - Reinventing the Legal Workplace – Meet the new people, people!

    In the legal marketplace today, one that is increasingly client centric, legaltech enabled, data driven and where service/product delivery needs to be lean, nimble, and agile, having the right people, do the right things, at the right time and at the right price point is the only way a law firm gets to do what its clients want i.e. deliver its services and products effectively and efficiently. It's that easy and it's that hard!
    The creativity, complexity and uniqueness of legal professionals has never been more important than it is right now but, so too is recognising their fragility. People aren't machines. And, if they are to be at their best, they need to be recognised, engaged, and empowered - that's where the new people, people come in - HR, talent management professionals, well -being and coaching executives collaborating and working in unison to support, guide, and connect the dots between individual capabilities and the achievement of legal business performance goals.
    In this podcast on Reinventing the Legal Workplace – Meet the new people, people!, Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific), was joined by an international panel of leaders and doers in this space from Australia and the USA:
    Jan Christie, Capability + Development Manager, Gilbert + Tobin (Australia) Louise Ferris, Chief People Officer, McCullough Robertson Lawyers (Australia) Krista Larson, Director of Employee Well-being, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (USA) Susan Manch, Chief Talent Officer, Winston & Strawn LLP (USA) Topics discussed included:
    Who are the new people, people and what exactly do they do? The changing role of human resources and how it’s combining with digital resources today The impact of COVID-19 on workplaces, work cultures, mindsets, mental health and well-being, capabilities and capability development Challenges and priorities just ahead… Thank you Jan, Lou, Krista and Sue – your work and dedication is an inspiration – amazing!
    If you would prefer to listen rather than watch this session, we'll also be releasing this session as a webinar as part of our FREE Reinvent Legal Business Series 2 webinars - you'll find the details and registration links as we add them here.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 28 - Making Legal Decisions Differently – Knowledge management, data analytics and so much more…

    Episode 28 - Making Legal Decisions Differently – Knowledge management, data analytics and so much more…

    Contemporary legal practice may be tech fuelled but its also data driven. It's also increasingly less about imparting knowledge and more about sharing experience. The combination of knowledge and data analytics has created a new synergy that is guiding and even predicting where and how best to apply what we know to what we do as lawyers and allied legal professionals. It's spawned a whole new way to make decisions - more targeted, more accurate, more agile, better, faster and cheaper!
    In this podcast on Making Legal Decisions Differently – Knowledge management, data analytics and so much more…, Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific), was joined by an international panel of leaders and doers in this space from Australia and the USA:
    Carolyn Austin, Director of Knowledge and Practice Support, K&L Gates (Australia) Jon Metcalf, Principal Data Scientist, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (USA) Beth Patterson, Director, ESPconnect (Australia) Topics discussed included:
    What is knowledge management and data analytics? What do knowledge management and data specialists do? Is data important or all things in all types of legal practice, and if so, why? What’s the relationship between tech, data and knowledge management? How and where are knowledge management and data analytics impacting legal practice? Carolyn, Jon and Beth – now we know knowledge management and data is this much fun, we’ll all be calling you – thank you for a fabulous conversation!
    If you would prefer to listen rather than watch this session, we'll also be releasing this session as a webinar as part of our FREE Reinvent Legal Business Series 2 webinars - you'll find the details and registration links as we add them here.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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