The impact of technology on the legal sector has never been more in focus with the world going AI crazy. With the Legal Tech Conference just around the corner, we were thrilled to host a pre-event livestream to provide a sneak peek into what’s in store. In this blog post, we summarize key conversations and insights shared during the livestream, featuring Ally Thomson from Hey Legal, along with guests from various tech and legal firms.

Introducing Key Players and Sponsors

The livestream served as an introduction to key participants and sponsors of the conference. Grant Yuill from Denovo joined Ally to share his excitement about this year’s conference. Ally said “We’re trying to do innovative things as ever, and this livestream is to let people know what’s involved in the conference, involve everyone that’s going to be taking part.” Grant discussed how Denovo has been proactive in helping firms maximize their use of technology, particularly case management software.

Amy Macrae from Lex Reception was next, introducing their legal-specific 24/7 reception service. “We know that your time is precious. Our receptionists are trained for legal matters, able to answer inquiries that you would typically get in your firm.”

Gregor Angus from Amiqus and Warren Wander from LawWare also joined the conversation, sharing their perspectives on the importance of practical tech solutions that cater to the unique needs of law firms. Gregor emphasized the shift in focus from making lawyers’ lives easier to enhancing client experiences. Warren looked forward to engaging conversations during the breakout sessions, aiming to understand the pain points and solutions that technology can offer.

You can view the livestream recording here on Hey Legal YouTube:

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Cybersecurity

One of the critical topics discussed was cybersecurity. Kerrie Machin from Mitigo highlighted the ongoing cyber threats faced by law firms. “We’re still seeing quite a large number of firms being attacked… Our job is to try and prevent these things from happening.” With emerging threats such as SEO poisoning and the increasing complexity of cyberattacks, Kerry emphasized the importance of staying vigilant and informed.

Looking Forward to the Conference

As the livestream wrapped up, it was clear that the Legal Tech Conference is set to be an enlightening event for all attendees. With a line-up of knowledgeable speakers, practical breakout sessions, and the opportunity for in-depth networking, the conference promises to be a valuable experience for legal professionals keen on embracing tech-driven change.

To wrap up, Ally encouraged participants to engage actively with all the speakers and sponsors during the event. “We are there for the day. Come and have a chat with us. We don’t bite, and there’s no such thing as a silly question.”

We look forward to seeing you at the conference on the 25th of June, whether you attend in person at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh or join us virtually. The event is free for members of the Law Society of Scotland, and we encourage everyone involved in the legal profession to sign up and take part in these crucial conversations about the future of legal technology.

For more details and to sign up for the Legal Tech Conference, please visit the official event page. Let’s embrace change and make technology work for us in enhancing the legal profession. See you there!

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