All change starts with conversation.
Our capacity building program aims to get people talking, sharing ideas and working together to create change. This section of our website (along with our "Thought Leadership" papers) provides best practice actions and the latest information to help practitioners reduce paper and energy use (including reduced fuel for travel), trim their legal 'wasteline' and provide increasingly cost effective, equitable and sustainable access to justice.
We offer these resources as a virtual and dynamic "Practitioner's Guide to Sustainability".
We invite you to attend our training programs, share resources and collaborate on ideas to help bring about long-term sustainability changes across the legal sector. Click here to contact us to share your own case studies and ideas on the topic.
The UK Supreme Court understood that it needed to change its technology strategy and in 2013 commissioned a consultancy company to investigate suitable alternatives. Click here to read the case study, or view the YouTube video here.
In the changing landscape of legal practice, there is a wealth of research into the use of technology for cost, efficiency and sustainability outcomes.
Below are links to articles and presentations we thought might interest you:
Our first training session, Leaner and Greener: Top Tech Tips for a more Portable Practice, was offered to members of the NSW Bar Association as part of the Association's Continuing Professional Development offerings. Chaired by Dr Pip Ryan, UTS Faculty of Law and presented by Dermot Ryan SC and Adam Hochroth from the NSW Bar Association along with Beth Pattersn, Allens' Chief Legal and Technology Services Officer, the session offered some useful tips to making a barrister's practice more portable and more sustainable. Click here to review our Top Tech Tips.
Our project's Leadership Team member and globally recognised legal technology expert, Beth Patterson recently hosted a webinar for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). The webinar discusses the challenges and opportunities of implementing artificial intelligence (AI) in practice, and at how AI improves efficiencies and client satisfaction, enhances lawyers and increases profits. Speakers include Andrew Arruda, CEO and cofounder of ROSS Intelligence, which invented ROSS, the world's first artificially intelligent lawyer; William Caraher, the Chief Information Officer at van Briesen & Roper S.C and Beth Patterson,Chief Legal & Technology Services Officer at Allens. Click here to view the webinar.
We were excited to take part in the Law and Courts in an Online World International Conference in Melbourne in November 2016. Our session, Disrupting the Court Process: Better, stronger, faster, cheaper and more sustainable courts? stimulated conversation and debate, with an expert panel discussing the impact of technological innovation and change on court processes and the delivery of justice. You can access the conference papers here.
Our Leadership Group continues to look for opportunities to present at conferences and workshops to share our knowledge and ideas on sustainability opportunities in the legal sector. Fee free to contact us if you are looking for speakers or workshop presenters. We'd love to hear from you.