Elevate’s Steven Walker Speaks at ACC In-House Counsel Days
Mar 1 & 14 | Adelaide & Melbourne
Steven will be speaking on the following topic at two upcoming ACC In-House Counsel days:
Legal Department 2.0: what will a next generation legal department look like?
Friday, March 1
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Thursday, March 14
Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
In an evolving legal sector in which there is an increasing focus on the business of delivering legal services rather than purely on the practice of law, future legal departments will blend legal talent with new capabilities and functional competencies to deliver end-to-end, holistic business solutions. In-house teams are perfectly positioned to embrace the increasing ‘processesification’ and ‘technologisation’ of legal services, using legal skills, business judgment and technology to enable better, faster, cheaper legal solutions for their clients. In doing so, legal departments will evolve from traditional roles of risk and compliance managers, and legal consultants, to strategic business assets and advisors for their clients. Excellent legal skills serve as the starting point for in-house lawyers to thrive in this new environment. New skills, tool and techniques must be acquired and put to work, making this a truly exhilarating time to be an in-house lawyer and ‘legalpreneur’.