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The Breakthrough Lawyer Program

Grow as a legal leader and innovator in your organisation

There are a lot of challenges for lawyers today. If you: face pressure to do “more with less”; feel consistently time-poor; feel a bit stuck in your career; or just want to learn more about the intersection of law, leadership and technology, then this series of three self-paced online courses is for you! 

The Breakthrough Lawyer high-performance coaching program was designed by lawyers for lawyers, both in-house and in private practice – at any stage in your career, anywhere in the world. 

Course 1: GenAI and Productivity
Course 2: High-Performance Habits
Course 3: Legal Innovation Bootcamp

Across the three courses, you will:

•    Gain insights into current and future legal industry trends
•    Discover the ten key habits of successful and life-satisfied lawyers
•    Master the responsible integration of GenAI into your practice
•    Establish your own unique lawyer brand
•    Learn to execute successful legal innovation projects
•    Develop and implement a low-cost/high-impact innovation project within your organisation

The program features exclusive insights from over 50 global business and legal leaders who have contributed their time and support each of the three courses.

Designed by Nick Abrahams, an award-winning innovator, accomplished leader, lawyer, and legaltech entrepreneur, the Breakthrough Lawyer Program empowers you to take control of your career, drive innovation, and thrive in the evolving legal landscape.

Enrol before 30 June and receive 20% off each course!

“I am a big fan of The Breakthrough Lawyer Program. I have done all three courses and got so much out of them. The self-paced format fits with my busy life and the content is unique, practical and immediately useful for my career. I have recommended the Program to colleagues and friends and will be signing up to do any new courses they offer in the future.” 

Jade Lee, Solicitor, NSW Department of Education

Course breakdown

  • Generative AI for Lawyers Microcredential

    The Breakthrough Lawyer: GenAI and Productivity

    Unlock the power of GenAI to enhance your legal practice.

    Price: $360 (inc. GST) - discounted rate until 30 June, normally $450
    Duration: 6 hours
    Format: Online, self-paced
    Designed for: In-house and private practice lawyers at all levels, globally.

    The GenAI and Productivity course is designed to empower you with practical tools and techniques to safely harness the potential of Generative AI, revolutionising your productivity and performance.

    Key features include:

    • Immediately enhance your productivity by mastering the safe application of GenAI technologies, irrespective of your organisation’s current AI adoption stage.
    • Hear from Legal AI experts and lawyers using GenAI, including: General Counsel, NAB; Global Head of LegalOps, Zurich Ins and key leaders from Microsoft, Thomson Reuters & Lawpath AI. 
    • Benefit from straightforward, jargon-free content that requires no prior tech expertise, making learning accessible to all.
    • Gain practical skills with over 75 prompt examples to automate your tasks effectively and safely.
    • Understand the comprehensive landscape of GenAI tools, from widely accessible apps like ChatGPT, Claude, and Google's Gemini to enterprise solutions such as Microsoft Copilot, Thompson Reuters’ Co-counsel, and Spellbook.
    • Learn to navigate GenAI risks so that you can employ these technologies safely in your practice.
    • Connect with like-minded learners in our online community discussion group.
    • Download detailed governance and approval templates, including an AI Governance Framework and an AI Usage Policy, to facilitate your organisation's responsible use of GenAI.
       

    Embrace the future of legal practice with this GenAI and Productivity Course and unlock your full potential in the age of artificial intelligence.

    Learn more and get started
     

  • Spiral stair case

    The Breakthrough Lawyer: High-Performance Habits

    Unlock your potential & thrive in your legal career.

    Price: $600 (inc. GST) - discounted rate until 30 June, normally $750
    Duration: 12 hours
    Format: Online, self-paced
    Designed for: In-house and private practice lawyers at all levels, globally.

    The High-Performance Habits course provides a roadmap to a successful and fulfilling legal career. This in-depth course uncovers the 10 core habits of successful and life-satisfied lawyers, based on research obtained by interviewing numerous global business and legal leaders. Students will learn where they want to go with their career, how they can get there by carving out a unique personal legal brand.  

    Key features include:

    • Exclusive access to unique guidance from more than 50 global business and legal leaders.
    • Teachings from brilliant in-house lawyers, including the Global General Counsels of Apple, Oracle, PayPal, Zurich Insurance, NetApp, Mars Wrigley, Juniper Networks, the US SEC and National Australia Bank.
    • Insights about what clients expect from successful business people, including Mike Cannon-Brookes, the billionaire co-founder of software company Atlassian as well as David Gonski, David Thodey. NY Governor George Pataki and Anthony Eisen, the billionaire co-founder of Afterpay.
    • Learn how to pitch yourself/your-ideas from Rawson Thurber – the writer/director of Hollywood hits such as Dodgeball, We’re the Millers and Red Notice. 
    • Understand how to deliver a brilliant client/stakeholder experience from Dr Joseph Michelli: NY Times #1 Bestselling author and inductee into the Global Customer Experience Hall of Fame.
    • Explore what makes for success in large law firms from the global leaders of Ashurst, Baker McKenzie and Deloitte.
    • Develop compelling and achievable life and career plans with expert guidance.
    • Assistance to identify and cultivate your unique personal legal brand to stand out in an increasingly competitive market.
    • Personalised coaching feedback on your plans.
       

    Embark on a transformative journey to unlock your full potential and thrive in your organisation with the High-Performance Habits Course.

    Learn more and enrol
Generative AI for Lawyers Microcredential

The Breakthrough Lawyer: GenAI and Productivity

Unlock the power of GenAI to enhance your legal practice.

Price: $360 (inc. GST) - discounted rate until 30 June, normally $450
Duration: 6 hours
Format: Online, self-paced
Designed for: In-house and private practice lawyers at all levels, globally.

The GenAI and Productivity course is designed to empower you with practical tools and techniques to safely harness the potential of Generative AI, revolutionising your productivity and performance.

Key features include:

  • Immediately enhance your productivity by mastering the safe application of GenAI technologies, irrespective of your organisation’s current AI adoption stage.
  • Hear from Legal AI experts and lawyers using GenAI, including: General Counsel, NAB; Global Head of LegalOps, Zurich Ins and key leaders from Microsoft, Thomson Reuters & Lawpath AI. 
  • Benefit from straightforward, jargon-free content that requires no prior tech expertise, making learning accessible to all.
  • Gain practical skills with over 75 prompt examples to automate your tasks effectively and safely.
  • Understand the comprehensive landscape of GenAI tools, from widely accessible apps like ChatGPT, Claude, and Google's Gemini to enterprise solutions such as Microsoft Copilot, Thompson Reuters’ Co-counsel, and Spellbook.
  • Learn to navigate GenAI risks so that you can employ these technologies safely in your practice.
  • Connect with like-minded learners in our online community discussion group.
  • Download detailed governance and approval templates, including an AI Governance Framework and an AI Usage Policy, to facilitate your organisation's responsible use of GenAI.
     

Embrace the future of legal practice with this GenAI and Productivity Course and unlock your full potential in the age of artificial intelligence.

Learn more and get started
 

Hear from The Breakthrough Lawyer Program participants

“Like a high-impact, mini-MBA, custom-designed for lawyers.” 

Nathaniel Rowe, Senior Lawyer, DLA Piper

I found it hugely beneficial. There was a lot of really great, informative content and it was excellent to connect with the other people in the course."

Millie McCullough, Senior Legal Counsel, Xero Limited

The Program has been a catalyst for positive change in my legal career. I now approach problems with a fresh, innovative mindset that's already benefiting my internal clients and colleagues. I highly recommend it to lawyers of any experience level wanting to enhance their commercial acumen and delivery of legal services.

Andrea Comini, Senior Corporate Counsel, TAL Group

I found the Breakthrough Lawyer course presented a unique opportunity to step away from the busy life of a lawyer and think more strategically about my role and career. It provided a carefully selected multitude of materials that stimulate thought about current trends in the law and how best to use those trends to your advantage. It was great to be guided through by Nick and also great to connect with like-minded individuals with so much in common, yet with very different experiences. I highly recommend the course.

Clarissa Qasabian, Managing Counsel, Goodman Group

I loved the course. I've done a lot of courses in my time and I think one of the standouts of this course was it really challenged me. I would happily recommend this course.

Michelle Graham, Director of Legal, Transport for NSW

I really enjoyed the program from start to finish. One of the biggest things I enjoyed was that I wasn't just sitting there listening and in the back of my mind thinking, well, how can I use this? The program really forced me to explore that in real time. There is really no other program like this out there that is specific for lawyers.

Emily Purcell, Partner, KPA Lawyers

The Program has been very, very helpful for me in my practice. It has helped me to look at introducing new modalities and looking at different ways to improve processes and those sorts of things. It was very challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. I think it's a fantastic course to do.

Danielle Princep, Senior Lawyer, Aust Communications & Media Authority

I really liked the access to all of the industry experts and the insights that they gave. There was a wide breadth of experts with many big names. It wasn't just lawyers, which I think was really good.

Jessica Punch, Senior Associate, DMAW Lawyers

It was awesome. I learned a lot from it. I have always been uncertain of how new technology can help us deliver legal services. After doing the Program I now have a much greater appreciation of the opportunities created by tech and how to effectively manage innovation projects. So much so, that I am now the “Project Champion” for the roll out of AI in our national Legal Team.

Goran Ljuboja, Head of Legal – Corporate, TAL

Register now to download our online webinar, available on-demand - GenAI Productivity Training for Lawyers

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Meet your course instructor

Nick Abrahams, Futurist & Global Leader Digital Transformation, Lawyer

Nick is a LinkedIn Top Voice in Technology and was just named in Engatica’s 2023 list of the World’s Top 200 Business Innovators. He has been a partner at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright for over twenty years, spending the last seven years in global technology and innovation leadership roles. His team won the Technology Law Firm of the Year award. Nick co-created the world’s first AI-enabled privacy chatbot and won the Financial Times newspaper’s Asia Innovator or the Year Award. He is the Co-founder of LawPath, an online legal solution which has served over 300,000 customers. Nick was on the board of ASX300 company, Integrated Research, for six years and is currently on the boards of the Garvan Foundation, the Vodafone/TPG Foundation and the Sydney Film Festival. He is the host of the popular podcast Web3 goes Mainstream and the author of the Amazon best selling books Big Data, Big Responsibilities and Digital Disruption in Australia.

  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    "The course was full of useful content and tips to get ideas up and running. The guest speakers were amazing and provided some great insights and learnings. It was really inspiring to hear some the personal stories and experiences and how each of those individuals thrived in their industries. Loads of value for a low price."

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  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    "The video interviews were absolutely wonderful. It was a great opportunity to hear from key legal leaders and non-lawyers with interesting insights into great legal service delivery. The milestone tasks provided me with more focus on how to advance my career. Lawyers don't receive training and aren't good at delivering pitches. I found this challenging but a really valuable task. I'm working on another pitch for work and the skills I've learnt for this milestone will be really helpful for my work pitch."

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  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    "I had a great time doing this course! Highly recommend it!

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  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    "The course content was engaging and provided a framework to help me identify and pitch innovative legal solutions."

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  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    "Fantastic course which provides guidance on the future of the legal profession, the role of AI within the profession and how perhaps you may be able to harness AI within your business."   

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  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    "As nearly every industry in the world grows curious about the potential of AI, it is only fitting that those in the legal industry equip themselves with the tools and skills that this course provides."

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  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    "Lawyers don't receive training and aren't good at delivering pitches. I found this challenging but a really valuable task.  I'm working on another pitch for work and the skills I've learnt for this milestone will be really helpful for my work pitch."

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  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    "I really enjoyed: 
    1) The excellent video interviews with leaders in industry and law - they are insightful. 

    2) Thinking of and preparing an elevator pitch.  

    3) Milestone 1, that is, identifying trends that will positively impact my practice.  I am going to revisit this regularly as it will shape me going forward."

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  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    "I really liked the insights into legal tech trends." 

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  • Breakthrough Lawyer Program participant

    “A short course that packs a real punch, with loads of useful tips and insights from global leaders regarding identifying opportunities created by key megatrends that will impact lawyers, future of law and professional development. You will walk away inspired and motivated to innovate.”

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