Mail & Guardian Legal Disrupted - legal tech & implications

Fri Sep 29, 08:25 - Fri Sep 29, 16:00
Focus rooms
Future of the legal profession and law firms in South Africa amidst disruption, innovation and change. 
  • What is the impact of technology and innovation in the legal sector and what are their implications?
  • How can you leverage on these innovative approaches in technology and innovation?
  • How can these legal tech, artificial intelligence be incorporated in functions such as legal advisory, analysis and business development?
  • What are the tools, systems and best practices, lessons learned and successful strategies to win the game in today’s competitive (or saturated) legal marketplace?
  • What are the risks, costs and opportunities?
  • How do you shape the legal future?
To respond to these alarming questions, M&G will host a legal tech conference, bringing legal practitioners, industry experts, innovators and disruptors. They will provide insights, best practices, new ideas and discuss critical future strategies.

Legal Disrupted is endorsed by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA). Practising attorneys and candidate attorneys will  receive a discounted conference fee of 10% off. Kindly email [email protected]
M&G invites consultants, software developers of legal tech, specialists and experts to partner in hosting this compelling event. Contact [email protected] for more information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Discussion at conference will include:
  • Global overview and trends that are reshaping legal industry in SA
  • Threats, risks and opportunities
  • Reinventing law firms in the digital age - disrupt or be disrupted
  • Leveraging on legal tech and big data analytics 
  • Turning artificial intelligence into business value
  • Ethics uncertainty and avoiding landmines
  • New business models and impact on bottome lines
  • Increasing efficiency in provision of legal advice
  • Improving processes, productivity and efficiency
  • Collaboration, outsourcing and partnerships between big law and “new law” 
Speakers confirmed
  • Mushambi Mutuma, Managing Director & Founder, Altivex Foundry
  • Brett StClair, Head of Digital Products, Barclays Africa
  • Daren Mudaly, Head of Innovation, Bowmans
  • Ridwaan Boda, Director, ENSafrica
  • Themba Mahleka, Innovating Justice Agent, Hiil
  • Khumisi William Kganare, Director, KBK Incorporated
  • Guy Stern,  Legal Connection
  • Kyle Torrington, Co-Founder, Legal Legends
  • Leah Molatseli, Founder & Managing Director, Lenoma Legal
  • Adv Willie Pienaar, CEO, Nuva Law 
  • Rohan Isaacs, Director, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Adv Richard Van Helden, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Origin Systems
  • Safiyya Patel, Partner & Head of Corporate Practice, Webber Wentzel
  • Nerushka Bowan, Emerging technology law specialist & legal tech innovator
Conference will be moderated by Emma Sadleir, Social media law expert

Legal Professionals including but not limited to the following: 
  • Advocates (including those under pupilage) 
  • State Attorneys
  • Justices
  • Judges
  • Magistrates
  • Public Prosecutors
  • Law Society Of South Africa (Regulatory Body for Attorneys) 
  • General Council of the Bar South Africa (Regulatory body for Advocates in SA)
  • Judicial Services Commission (Commissioners)  
  • Attorneys
  • Articled Clerks
  • Conveyancers
  • Notary Publics
  • Candidate Attorneys
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Legal Practice Managers
  • Managing Partners
  • Partners 
  • Directors
  • Group Legal Counsel
  • Company Secretaries
  • Compliance Officers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Legal Consultants
  • Legal Officers
  • Legal Recruitment Agencies
Others will include functional heads who are responsible for:
  • Legal Tech
  • Information technology/infrastructure
  • Digital
  • Client engagement/relationship, experience/retention, insights
  • Business development/new markets
  • Product innovation and development
  • Big data analytics
  • Business intelligence
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Disruption


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Leeuwkop Rd, Sandton, 2191, South Africa
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