In this podcast, a session in our ReinventED Legal Business: The Case Studies series, Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific) chatted with Bronwyn Eynon-Lewis and Allison Warburton, Co-founders and Gemma Cawrey, Business and Content Developer from Lacuna Legal Providers.
In March 2019, Allison and Bronwyn launched Lacuna to help lawyers outsource business and operational services and allow them to focus on what they do best – delivering legal advice.
Lacuna’s services comprise a full suite of essential marketing, business development, management and business administration offerings including growing your client base, executive coaching, guidance for starting and building a law firm, referrals and network development, bids and proposals, and personal and business profiling.
Lacuna offers a flexible and transparent subscription model for a fixed fee and on an as needed month to month basis.
Lacuna supports lawyers through all seasons of their lives and supports them in maintaining careers, retaining their skills, developing and keeping key client relationships. This all helps to keep their options open to a variety of possibilities for the future.
A participant in CLI’s Inaugural Innovation Incubator 2020/21, Lacuna was also a finalist for Innovator of the Year (Firm) at Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in 2020 and a finalist for Innovator of the Year (Company) at the Australian Law Awards in 2020 and 2021.
Bronwyn, Allison and Gemma, thanks so much for so candidly sharing your insights and experience – wonderful to see dreams turn into reality through resilience, perseverance and the support and friendship of amazing colleagues!
If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to this session, you’ll find the video in our CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) free resource hub here.
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Episode 100 - Legaltech Around the World – A year in preview
20:53In this podcast, , Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific) (CLI) and David Bushby, Managing Director, InCounsel previewed a new FREE webinar and podcast series on Legaltech Around the World. The series is being offered by CLI in collaboration with InCounsel. It kicks off in February 2022 with David acting as the series host/facilitator. Faculty for the series compromises 25 amazing legaltech gurus – designers, developers and consumers - from 7 regions around the world. In this session Terri and David discussed: What viewers/listeners can expect from the series Where there may (or may not be) differences between countries and regions Why understanding and exploring tech from a global perspective makes sense especially right now Their aspirations for the series – connecting people and creating opportunities for building great tech for the legal ecosystem. You’ll find details about the episodes in this series here. If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to this session, you’ll find the video in our CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) free resource hub here. Additional resources: CLI Bi-Monthly Newsletter – subscription details here. InCounsel Weekly – subscription details here.
Episode 99 - Building buy-in for your project inside and outside your legal organisation
1:01:52In this podcast, , Michael Morrissey, Managing Director + Founder, Morrissey Law + Advisory shared his experience in building buy-in for your project inside and outside your legal organisation. Topics covered in this session included: Know your mission Measuring buy-in Garnering buy-in: Communication; Training; Culture building; Taking your team on the journey Maintaining buy-in Reporting: Celebrating the wins; Acknowledging the losses; Recognising the team You’ll find details about the other episodes in this series here. If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to this session, you’ll find the video in our CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) free resource hub here. Resources referred to in this episode: Melissa Lyon – CLI Legal Design Thinking and Doing series Melissa Lyon - Building a user centred approach to innovation projects: video and podcast Maya Markovich - Leveraging the entrepreneurial mindset in your legal practice: video and podcast Brene Brown website
Episode 98 - Building a user centred approach to legal innovation projects
1:00:55In this podcast, Melissa Lyon, Executive Director & Experience Designer at Hive Legal shared her experience in building a user centred approach to legal innovation projects. Topics covered in this session included: What “a user centred approach” means Why a user centred approach is important and impactful in contemporary legal practice How and what it takes to build a user centred approach in innovation projects: mindsets, processes and tools If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to this session, you’ll find the video in our CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) free resource hub here. Additional resources referred to in this session: CLI Legal Design Thinking and Doing Series is available here. Information on the Stanford Legal Design Lab is available here. The Legal Design Book is available to purchase here.
Episode 97 - Leveraging the entrepreneurial mindset in your legal practice
51:19In this podcast, innovation and legaltech guru Maya Markovich, Startup Advisor, discussed how an entrepreneurial mindset acts as a catalyst for legal innovation. Topics covered in this session included: What is an “Entrepreneurship Mindset”? Why is change in the legal space so challenging? Why is a different mindset necessary in advancing legal innovation? What are the benefits of thinking differently? What does it take to think differently? What are the opportunities through and after transformation? If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to this session, you’ll find the video in our CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) free resource hub here. Additional resources referred to in this session: CIOF Working Group - Innovation Professionals Capabilities Survey Report is available to download here. Clio 2021 Legal Trends Report is available to download here. Mosaic Personality Tasks are available here.
Episode 96 - Innovating Through Knowledge Management
1:02:30For this podcast, the Centre for Legal Innovation was delighted to collaborate with ACC Australia’s Legal Technology and Innovation Committee for a discussion on how law firms and in-house legal departments are innovating through knowledge management. Katrina Gowans, National Legal Operations Lead at Origin Energy and CLI Advisory Board Member and Carolyn Austin, Director, Knowledge and Practice Support, Australia at K & L Gates shared their experience and discussed the critical role that knowledge capture, management, and timely deployment plays in an increasingly volatile and dynamic legal marketplace. Topics covered in this session included: What Knowledge Management is and isn’t (Hint: it’s more than precedents!) The business case for KM – why, when, where and how to capture this critical asset Why it’s important to have a KM plan for your in-house team The relationship between KM, digital transformation, and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement and innovation Practical tips and a roadmap for implementing your KM plan as part of your innovation strategy If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to this episode, you’ll find the video in our CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) free resource hub here.
Episode 95 - Innovation and Legal Ops at Herbert Smith Freehills – Reimagining and delivering legal services/products differently!
53:08Are law firms REALLY innovating? It’s a question that is being asked more often now, sometimes with hope, other times with scepticism, but always with a follow up that resembles show and tell! Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is a law firm that can SHOW and TELL – it’s a fabulous innovation story and journey. HSF has a lot going on locally, nationally, and globally. Innovation for them is about changing mindsets, changing culture, and creating the places and spaces where the workforce of the future can thrive – it’s a workforce predicated on the seamless integration of digital and human resources and so, so much more… In this podcast, we chatted with Danielle Emerson, Innovation Lead at HSF and her colleague, Catherine Adamson, Legal Ops Lead about all of this AND a couple of their fabulous new initiatives too! Topics covered included: Whether or not there is a compelling argument for law firms to do things differently What’s driving the legal ops movement in law firms The ins and outs of HSF’s new Clerkship Innovation Lab The ins and outs of HSF’s membership of a law firm consortium that has developed a new program to train legal ops graduates What’s next on the legal change/transformation agenda Thanks sooo much Danielle and Catherine – you are doing amazing work that is moving the legal transformation needle forward – woohoo!
Episode 94 - Automation Mini Series – Episode 7: Lessons learned about automation and what’s to come
1:04:53In this podcast, the final episode of seven in CLI’s Digital Literacy Series: Automation Mini Series, Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific) facilitated a discussion about the series and the impact of legal automation now and in the future. Terri was joined by an amazing panel of highly experienced specialists in legal automation: Sam Flynn, COO and Co-founder, Josef Giles Thompson, Head of Growth, Avvoka Gene Turner, Managing Director, LawHawk Mark Tyndall, VP, Markets & Growth, APAC, Neota Logic Evan Wong, CEO & Co-Founder, Checkbox Topics discussed in this session included: Whether or not (and how) legal automation has changed the cost-speed-quality triangle If legal businesses can survive and thrive today without automation The importance of viewing and implementing legal automation in the context of a bigger picture i.e., people, process/systems, and tech Who is/should be responsible for leading legal automation in law firms and legal departments Whether or not the rise in no code automation options is THE game changer for legal practice The next big thing in legal automation and how it will impact legal businesses This mini series brings together a unique collaboration of leading legal automation specialists who address a number of different but related topics in legal automation. You’ll find details about the mini series here. If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to this episode, you’ll find the video in our CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) free resource hub here.
Episode 93 - Legal Project Management Foundations: How to deliver legal work in real-world scenarios
1:02:56In this podcast, Adj. Assoc. Prof Peter Dombkins, Director, PwC Australia, NewLaw took us through the A-Z of Legal Project Management fundamentals. Topics discussed in this session included: Planning and estimating the scope, costs and duration of your legal work Communications and team management - including how to delegate and provide feedback Crisis management If you would prefer to watch rather than rather than listen to this episode, you’ll find the video in our CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) free resource hub here. Additional Resources A PDF of the Legal Project Management Foundations session PPT slides is available here.
Episode 92 - Automation Mini Series – Episode 6: Legal workflow automation and data deep dive
1:02:02In this podcast, the sixth episode of seven in CLI’s Digital Literacy Series: Automation Mini Series, Mark Tyndall, VP, Markets & Growth, APAC at Neota Logic and his guest presenter Adj. Assoc. Prof Peter Dombkins, Director at PwC Australia, NewLaw worked through a case study that illustrated the nature of and relationship between legal workflow automation and data. Topics covered in this session included: defining clear metrics designing automation solutions to ensure the capture of data needed to assess impact communicating your findings in a way that your team and others can easily understand and track over time This mini series brings together a unique collaboration of leading legal automation specialists who address a number of different but related topics in legal automation. You’ll find details about the mini series here. If you would prefer to watch rather than listen to this episode, you’ll find the video in our CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) free resource hub here.
Episode 91 - The Innovation4Justice Lab – Creating change through legal education and multidisciplinary collaboration
45:27We often think about legal innovation and legal education as being separate and distinct but, what if they weren’t? What if students, not just law students, could pursue their passion for change in a way that led to more people, in more places, having access to justice? That’s the question that the Innovation4Justice (I4J) Lab asked and is answering today. Our guest for this podcast is Stacy Butler, the Director of the I4J Program. Stacy has a deep history in community advocacy and expanding the reach of civil legal services for under-represented populations. It’s that experience, her passion and drive, that led to the establishment of the I4J Lab and, is evident in all the amazing I4J Lab team members and those with whom they collaborate too. The I4J Lab is a multidisciplinary collaboration between the University of Arizona, the University of Utah, staff, students, the legal ecosystem, many other industries, and communities. It focuses on creating tools that provide empirical data where that’s been missing in policy formation/deployment and, solutions that enhance access to justice through user centred design and implementation. The I4J Lab is producing outcomes that make a difference. It’s also creating frameworks, models and adopting different ways to solve complex problems in a holistic way. Because the work is also scalable, it has practical application for the entire legal system and marketplace. There are elements of this work that are familiar but, there are many others that are new, and some would not have even been possible until quite recently. Thanks so much for the outstanding work you and the team at the I4J Lab are doing, Stacy – walking the talk and making a difference – it doesn’t get much better than that!