The professional services industry is undergoing seismic and rapid change globally and locally, with particular impact on the legal services sector. Structural changes include unbundling, outsourcing, fee arrangements and alternative business models. Technological innovations in the professional services industry include including automated document production and review, e-discovery, data analytics, predictive analysis, artificial intelligence, and blockchain distributed ledger technology. These changes, either sustaining or disruptive, are occurring in a broader context of societal change – robotics, connected automated vehicles, and smart cities, and the Internet of Things. The future of work itself is being re-visioned, with legal professionals challenged to consider how they intersect and add value to with increasingly sophisticated levels of automation and technology.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||The Future of Australian Legal Education Conference - Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 11 Aug 2017 → 13 Aug 2017
|Conference||The Future of Australian Legal Education Conference|
|Period||11/08/17 → 13/08/17|
|Other||Presented by Australia’s leading legal education experts and high ranking judicial members, the conference will provide a forum for an informed, national discussion on the future of legal study and practice in Australia, covering practitioners, academics, judges and students.|