The Buying Legal® Council is the international trade organization for legal procurement. Our members are tasked with sourcing legal, alternative and ancillary legal services and managing supplier relationships.
With a laser-sharp focus on the buying of legal, alternative and ancillary legal services, our conferences are the place for education on legal procurement. We combine sharing best practices and learning new skills with cutting-edge industry insights and academic knowledge contribution.
Lawcadia is a rapidly growing Australian-based legaltech business, focused on purpose built, end-to-end legal procurement solutions that deliver transparency, accountability, and an ability to analyse data and derive insights for objective decision making and continuous improvement.
8:45 Welcome Stuart Fuller (KPMG)
8:50 Welcome & Legal Procurement Trends Silvia Hodges Silverstein (Buying Legal Council) & Sacha Kirk (Lawcadia)
9:10 Keynote: It Isn’t Just About The Numbers Richard Burcher (Validatum)
9:55 Presentation Own the AI Revolution: Creating the Future of Legal Service Procurement Neil Sahota (IBM Watson & University of California-Irvine)
11:00 Panel Discussion Innovation in the Buying of Legal Services: Hei Cheng (Australian Taxation Office) and Pier D’Angelo (Allens)
Moderator: Silvia Hodges Silverstein
11:30 TED talk The Evolution of Data in Delivery Legal Services Michelle Mahoney (King & Wood Mallesons)
11:45 Legal Project Management for In-house Lawyers Joanne Rees and Emma Walters (Allygroup)
12:15 Workshop: Incorporating Business Discipline into the Legal Function - A Play in Three Acts Tim Corcoran (Corcoran Consulting Group)
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Presentation: From Big Data to Machine Learning in the GC's Office Prof. Dan Hunter (Swinburne Law School)
14:30 TED talk Executing Transformation of a Legal Function Nigel Lowry (Ausgrid)
14:45 Panel Discussion Legal Operations and Leveraging Data Anna Golovksy (IAG), Neil Cook (Woolworths), Moderator: Jamie Levy (KPMG)
15:30 Networking Afternoon Break
16:00 Workshop: Design Thinking - Removing Conscious and Unconscious Bias in Decision Making Warwick Walsh & Sacha Kirk (both Lawcadia)
16:45 Closing Thoughts Sacha Kirk & Silvia Hodges Silverstein
17:00 Networking Drinks
Members of the Buying Legal® Council get a 20% discount on the respective ticket price. Please email Doria.
Friends of the Buying Legal® Council get a 10% discount on the respective ticket price. Please email Doria.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Written requests for registration refunds must be received via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30 June 2019. All conference cancellations received on or before that date will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of AU$100. No refunds for membership or friendships. No refunds will be made after that date (name substitutions only). Refunds are not given for no-shows.
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For questions, please contact
Sacha Kirk, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer (email@example.com)
Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, CEO (firstname.lastname@example.org)