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2022 Professional Legal Education Conference

The legal profession is entering uncharted territory

Emergent technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital robotics, new business models, and the impacts of climate change will transform the profession, transform its community interactions, and change the way we practise and teach law.

As legal professionals and legal educators, how do we prepare for this uncertain future and provide our stakeholders with the tools to navigate change? What new models for the delivery of legal services and education will best help us, our students and our communities navigate change? What can the legal profession do differently in response to a vastly different and rapidly changing world?

The CPLE and Actium.AI Pty Ltd are jointly hosting this conference to provide the answers to these and other questions. We invite you to join us as we explore our place in an unknowable future.

Hear from thought leaders on:

  • Practical legal skills training
  • Law student and lawyer wellness and resilience
  • Legal technology and ethics
  • New legal technologies including AI and Robotic Process Automation
  • Legal education and legal tech training
  • Future methods of legal services delivery
  • Legal technology and compliance obligations
  • ESG, law and legal practice

28-30 September | Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia | Live and Online

Speakers

Our exciting line-up of speakers is growing, and includes:

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Allison Stanfield

Business & Cyber Lawyer, Lantern Legal

With a PhD in electronic evidence, Dr Allison Stanfield advises an international clientele on cyber security compliance, privacy, commercial contracts, and all things digital.

Allison is Chief Legal & Compliance Officer for global software company EDT, and is responsible for cyber security compliance, privacy and negotiating high value contracts. She also collaborates on new innovations, including the ingestion of evidence resulting from investigations into crypto asset infractions.

Allison set up e.law, a specialist e.evidence company, which ran Australia’s first e.hearing and won an award for innovation. She is an in-demand speaker and writer on the topic of electronic evidence, and co-editor of Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review.

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Christine Hawkins AM FAICD FCPA

Founder, Cinnabar International

Honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to business and commerce and primary industry, Christine Hawkins specialises in supporting organisations and their directors to achieve outstanding governance.

As a corporate advisor and former economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia, Christine built her own specialist advisory business, Cinnabar International. She has been responsible for several start-ups in a range of industries around the world.

Christine recently merged her advisory business with Directors Australia Limited, bringing skills and experience across financial structuring, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and risk, as well as with board mentoring, governance and board performance reviews, to complement Directors Australia’s rapidly growing governance practice.

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Ephraim Patrick

Partner, Mercer

 

In a fast moving and increasingly unpredictable world, business results can only be achieved by creating the right organisation and leadership culture which supports clear purpose and a focus on continuous adaptation.

Ephraim Patrick works with Executive Teams, Boards and HR Leaders across the private and public sector in Australia and globally, developing evidence-based people strategies and implementing organisational transformation for turnaround and growth.

His expertise includes organisation design, workforce planning and analytics, digital transformation, and cultural change (including HR transformation). Ephraim works across multiple sectors, including Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Higher Education / Universities, IT Services, Public Sector and Not for Profit.

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Niall Coburn BA.LLB, LLM (Melb)

Barrister-at-Law, High Court of Australia

 

Niall Coburn is the Regulatory Intelligence Expert at Thomson Reuters in the Asia-Pacific region and a Barrister of the High Court of Australia.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Niall was the regional Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Senior Lawyer and Specialist Adviser at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and Director of Enforcement at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), where he worked with international law enforcement agencies to combat financial crime. Niall has also worked in the Asia-Pacific region in his own consultancy, Coburn Intelligence in China and Hong Kong, investigating major frauds and misleading conduct in the investment industry.

Niall was awarded an Australia Day Honour from the Commonwealth Government for his work leading major criminal investigations at ASIC.

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Tylor Bunting

Co-Founder & Principal Engineer, Cognitive Automation Labs

Tylor Bunting is the Co-Founder and Principal Engineer at Cognitive Automation Labs, specialising in intelligent automation and cloud computing projects.

Tylor has assisted a diverse range of clients to significantly improve business performance through:

  • Architectural design, implementation, and operational management of cloud-hosted automation solutions
  • Managing data engineering practices used to support data and analytical solutions
  • Management of DevOps practices to support CAL cloud-hosted solutions
  • Technical management of cloud-hosted infrastructure to support CAL solutions.

Tylor is also passionate about management practices that guide technology competencies, drawing upon ITIL, DevOps and Agile approaches to help businesses thrive through the implementation of cutting-edge AI and cloud-based technology.

 

Register Now

 

Registration Fee: $800 General | $500 Law Teachers | $250 Students | $200 Online (One-day passes also available.)

We encourage you to attend in person and enjoy the hospitality of the Gold Coast over the long weekend following the conference. Please book your accommodation early to avoid the school holiday rush.

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