Celebrating the people, technology, ideas and innovations that are transforming the way law firms and in-house legal teams operate.

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The world is changing. Businesses are more demanding. Fee models are evolving. New technologies are emerging. The pressure is on for law firms and legal teams to operate more efficiently and effectively. Technology is disrupting (and enabling) the practice of law, which is why we are hosting the Legal Innovation & Tech Fest.


Two years ago Telstra Legal launched a series of design thinking workshops and innovation sprints to tackle a set of productivity opportunities.  In 2016 this programme of work resulted in a saving of more than 40,000 lawyer hours and recognition by Financial Times of Telstra Legal as Asia Pac’s most innovative legal department for 2016.  In 2017 Telstra Legal tackled an even bolder set of initiatives resulting in more top awards in the United States and a new Harvard Law School case study on the Telstra Legal innovation programme.  This presentation will explain how these results were achieved and why collaboration was a critical element of success.


6 months of research leads to the evolution of our unique conference program. We conduct country wide research groups with industry professionals speaking their minds about the common trends and pain points in the South African legal community.


Caryn Sandler Partner & Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer Gilbert + Tobin (AUS)
Tessa Manuello Founder & CEO Legal Creatives (CAN)
Verity White Legal Counsel & Automation Coach Telstra (AUS)
Eitan Stern Founder and Director Legalese
Elizabeth de Stadler Legal Consultant Novation Consulting
Leah Molatseli Co-founder & CEO Lenoma Legal
Willie Pienaar Group CE Nuvalaw
Kyle Torrington Co-Founder Legal Legends and Hello Contract | Attorney & Serial Legal Tech Entrepreneur
Retha Beerman Director: Knowledge Management Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Alessandro Scalco Head of Legal Ashburton Investments
Eddie Malan Contracts and Legal Systems Manager Multichoice
Lucien Pierce Managing Director Phukubje Pierce Masithela Attorneys
Chris Martinus Systems Development Manager Bowman Gilfillan
Kristi Erasmus Head of Futures Law Faculty & Dean of The Institute of Legal Practice Development and Research Futures Law Faculty
Terry Harrison eDiscovery Consultant Independent
Kerryn Arnott Head Legal CIB: Innovation and Client Journeys Standard Bank
Warren Hero Chief Innovation Officer Webber Wentzel
Tefo Modise Setlhare Head of Risk Management Debswana Diamond Company (BWA)
Naomi Thompson Vice President Legal Solutions Exigent
Matteo Pagani Chief Operating Officer Co-Operative Computing
Prof Avinash Govindjee Dean: Faculty of Law Nelson Mandela University | Consultant, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Carina Wessels Executive: Governance, Legal and Compliance Alexander Forbes Group Services
Mandy de Kock Senior Legal Counsel Multichoice
Alison Lee Chief Executive Officer Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa
Charlene Vorster Product Manager Information Services Sabinet
Mellony Ramalho Sales and Marketing Director LexisNexis
Rian Hancock Director Eclipse NewLaw
Joel Segal Chief Clients and Markets Officer Cognia Law
Athol Gordon Partner Clyde & Co.
Kevin van Tonder Senior Consultant Cognia Law
Videsha Proothveerajh Chief Executive Officer LexisNexis South Africa
Gavin McLachlan Partner & Director Randles Inc.
Nishal Maharaj Lead: Legal and Compliance Altron Rest of Africa
Andrew Church MD Rodel
Kgari Sekoma Chief Digital Technology Officer Juta & Company
Dr. Antonio Pooe Director Lextrado
Chuka Ajuluchukwu Regulatory Manager (AG) MTN Nigeria (NGA)
Nurie Jappie Legal Project Manager Webber Wentzel
Mpho Popps Comedian Independent
Justine Sacarello Head of Legal Change
Zulei Ehimeakhe Company Secretary Westfield Energy Resources Limited (NGA)
Neil du Toit Data Scientist University of Cape Town
Ridwaan Boda Head of Technology, Media, Telecommunications and Data Privacy Law ENS Africa

“Celebrating the people, technology, ideas & innovations that are literally transforming the way law firms & in-house legal teams operate”


Save R5 000 when you register for Legal Innovation & Tech Fest! This is your reward for booking tickets early! It’s a great opportunity to get as many people from your organisation at this event as possible.

Your registration includes entry to Legal Innovation & Tech Fest, the solutions showcase, lunches, refreshments and the networking drinks. You also receive electronic access to all content and the full participant contact list.