// This is a session at Innov8rs Sydney, 25-27 September 2018

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If Lawyers Can Be Innovative, Everyone Can

Discover how innovation happens in the world of risk averse lawyers who, by their very nature, are trained to argue – and win – working in an environment where creativity, experiments and ‘failure’ are not the accepted norms and worst case, can lead to financial loss.

Learn what the legal profession has done to create a culture of innovation, embrace technology, change mindsets, collaborate and co-create. As an added bonus, take away ideas that will encourage your in-house legal team or external counsel to embrace innovation so you can reap the benefits of improved service, increased efficiency and better value for money.

Alison Laird

Head of Innovation and Project Delivery Asia Pacific at Pinsent Masons

Alison has spent the last decade working with BigLaw questioning the status quo and getting lawyers to think outside of the legal box to deliver ‘different’. Using a clever combination of people, process and technology, she collaborates with lawyers and clients to develop bespoke solutions.

Alison is also Chair of the Chief Innovation Officers Forum which brings together like-minded professionals driving change within their organisation providing a platform to share resources and experiences – the good, the bad, the ugly – along with professional development opportunities.

With more than 15 years working abroad in Beirut, Dubai and London, Alison is now based in Australia bringing her unique perspective to the legal profession as Head of Innovation and Project Delivery Asia Pacific, for global law firm Pinsent Masons. Alison holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne, Australia.