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Treasurer: A Year in Review

Blog post by Emily Davis
Information provided by Stephanie Cullia

With our Annual General Meeting fast approaching, this blog post will tell you everything you need to know about the important role of Treasurer as part of the Executive portfolio and all the fantastic work they’ve done this year!

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DLSS Geelong Treasurer: Stephanie Cullia

What is the role of the Treasurer?

The role of the treasurer is to make all the financial decisions for the society. The treasurer keeps all the financial records and helps all the portfolios put together budgets for their events. The treasurer also works with the Equity Portfolio to get sponsors for the society. It’s a great way to get involved in all areas of the society.

Why did you apply for this role?

I applied for this role as I have studied commerce and am very interested in accounting and financial management. It is great to get to see how a law and commerce degree works together in practice. I also love that I get to be involved in all areas of the society and work with all the portfolios to bring their events and ideas to life.

What has the Executive portfolio achieved in 2017?

This year we really focused on growing and expanding the society. We got more sponsors than we have ever had previously which is a great achievement for the society. The more sponsors has also meant more access to law firms and companies that our members can network with. We have also held more events this year in our careers and education portfolios as well as selling more merchandise than previous years.

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If working in the committee with the Executive portfolio sounds like something you’d be interested in, come along to our AGM this Wednesday the 27th to find out more about how you can get involved in 2018! Click on the below link for more information:

https://dlssgeelong.wordpress.com/annual-general-meeting-2017/

See you there!

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Careers Portfolio: A Year in Review

Blog post by Emily Davis and Lauren Solomonson

Portfolio information provided by Michael Biggs and Tayla Cooper

 

Following on from our review of the marvelous work done by some of our portfolios of the DLSS Geelong, we now bring you a summary of the Careers Portfolio! Why does this matter? Because we want you to be informed when you come along to our Annual General Meeting on September 27, and/or when you apply for a position on the committee for 2018 🙂 No pressure, just… you should join!!!!

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Portfolio Members:

Michael Biggs – VP

Tayla Cooper – Officer

Mahima Bhandari – Officer

Luke Pinjuh – Officer

 

What is the role of the Careers Portfolio?

The role of the careers portfolio is to liaise with professional organisations in the legal field in order to create events where students are able to network with legal professionals. We hope to give students an insight into the legal profession, as well as pathways to reach various roles in the legal world.

Why should other people apply for this Portfolio?

The careers portfolio offers students a chance to assist in the organising and running of networking events, help fellow students gain networking experience, and to understand more about the legal world. They will have the opportunity to think of new ways to benefit students in getting the most out of their studies and gain knowledge about the legal field in preparation for graduation, while also learning themselves. Another incentive to be a part of the Careers portfolio is to gain experience in contacting and liaising with firms, as this will prove to be an invaluable skill for any student as they commence their legal career. The portfolio has a wide breadth and offers the future Vice President and Officers great scope to bring their own vision and ambition to the role.

What has the Functions Portfolio achieved in 2017?

This year the careers team focused on helping students in their Clerkship process. This began by holding the Annual Careers Dinner which was a great success and was the largest that we have ever hosted. The event was complimented by an amazing array of speakers including Deakin Geelong alumni former DLSS President, Diana Taylor, and the current LIV Young Lawyers President, Phoebe Blank.

We also introduced a number of new events including our Clerkship Workshop, with presenters from DeakinTALENT, Coulter Roache and the TAC which saw an impressive turnout with over sixty people attending. The Clerkship Workshop was complimented by the return of our Careers Guide which was larger and included material from more firms and legal organisations than ever before.

We also introduced our inaugural Harwood Andrews Women in Law Luncheon which included a host of prominent speakers including Coulter Roache’s first ever female principle Anne O’Loughlin and Georgina Downer of the Institute of Public Affairs. To close out the year we still have our upcoming PLT Information Session with speakers from both Leo Cussen Centre for Law and College of Law. We have also worked with the Victorian Women Lawyers to organise and host their upcoming Mental Health in Law event which will no doubt be a success as well.

Finally, alongside the Vice President of Equity and Opportunities we worked to increase the sponsorship for the society for coming years from a wide array of firms and legal organisations.

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Hopefully this has given you some insight into the work that the Functions Portfolio has done on the behalf of Deakin Geelong Law students! Come along to the AGM to find out more about positions available and meet our current team!

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Secretary: A Year in Review

Blog post by Lauren Oloughlin
Information provided by Belinda Le

As part of the Executive, the Secretary has a very important role in the committee. This blog post will tell you all about this role and what the Secretary has been up to this year!

DLSS Geelong Secretary: Belinda Le

What is the role of this portfolio?

As the Secretary, I have been responsible for maintaining the administrative upkeep of the DLSS Geelong. In particular, I have been required to ensure that all documentation and records are maintained consistently and are in compliance with the law. I have also been responsible for recording detailed and concise minutes of all board meetings and general meetings, as well as ensuring that the DLSS Geelong is in compliance with the By-Laws, Constitution and other applicable legislation in place.

Aside from preserving the administrative upkeep of the DLSS Geelong, I have also been required to maintain constant communication with all Committee Members in order to ensure that each Portfolio is effectively working towards providing ongoing advocacy and peer support to all students throughout their degree.

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Why should other people apply for this portfolio?

The main reason as to why I applied for the role of Secretary was mainly to challenge myself and allow for me to really step out of my comfort zone. Being the Secretary requires me to be in continuous contact with all Committee Members and has thus, provided me with an excellent opportunity to both work with and get to know my fellow Committee Members on a far more profound level. I feel that my position has pushed me to constantly be accountable for my work on the Committee and has also allowed me to not only develop my interpersonal skills, but to increase my level of confidence in ways unimaginable.

All in all, I really wanted to apply for a position which would require me to be proactive and organised and in addition, would allow for me to contribute to the DLSS Geelong in a positive and substantial manner.

If you’re looking to apply for a position which will not only motivate you, but will keep you on your toes, then the role of Secretary is the way to go!

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What has the Secretary achieved in 2017?

I feel like the role of Secretary has allowed for me to accomplish a number of personal achievements.

First and foremost, I have been able to foster and develop a number of skills during my time as the Secretary of the DLSS Geelong. In particular, I have been able to develop my administrative skills, organisational skills, time management skills and interpersonal skills which are invaluable, as well as extremely transferrable in the workforce.

I have also been successful in ensuring that the DLSS Geelong’s operation is in regular compliance with the Constitution and By-Laws in place. In addition, I have ensured that all documentation and records are consistently maintained and accessible to all Committee Members and other stakeholders. Further to this, I have been able to regularly record comprehensive minutes from all board meetings and general meetings held throughout the year and have ensured their timely distribution and publication.

In working with a Committee comprising of 32 individuals, I have also played a role in assisting with the resolution of any societal issues and in effectively communicating with all concerned parties in order to ensure that a swift and appropriate resolution is reached.

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Sound like something you’d be interested in? Hopefully this has given you some insight into the work that the Secretary has done on the behalf of Deakin Geelong Law students! Come along to the AGM to find out more about positions available and meet our current team!

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Today is R U OK Day!

Blog post by Will Hardiman

You’ve got what it takes to ask!

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Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it!

By inspiring people to take the time to ask ‘R U OK?’ , we can help people struggling with life get back to doing what they do best. It all comes down to regular, face-to-face, meaningful conversations about life. Asking “R U OK?” is a great place to start.

How to ask?

By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.

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This easy to follow action plan, is a fantastic starting point for those worried about a friend or family member, in going about asking ‘R U OK?’.

What happens if you’re not okay?

It is important to remember that you’re never alone! Many of us are lucky enough to have a network of family and friends that are only too happy to help us when things aren’t going quite to plan. Additionally, we’re lucky at Deakin, to have a wealth of resources, from counselling, to online resources, designed to help students manage their work, study, and social commitments, and ensure they are conscious of their personal wellbeing.

Conversations need to happen every day. For more information, and to help more people spread the word in your school, workplace or community, simply visit www.ruok.org.au.

*Many thanks for the tips & hints, provided by the team at ‘ruok.org.au’

 

Education, Social Justice, and Wellbeing Portfolio: A Year in Review

Blog post by Lauren Oloughlin

Portfolio information provided by Will Hardiman

2017 has been a very busy year for DLSS Geelong with all of the portfolios putting in a massive effort! The Education, Social Justice and Wellbeing Portfolio has also had a very successful 2017, pioneering some new events and engaging and helping law students in many different ways throughout the year.

Portfolio Members:

William Hardiman – VP

Isaac Crawley – Officer

Hugo Le Clerc – Officer

What is the role of this portfolio?

The Education, Social Justice and Wellbeing Portfolio, is devoted to further engaging students with their studies, and integrating students into the wider community outside of the four walls of the classroom.

There are no real parameters that are to be observed, enabling members of the Education, Social Justice and Wellbeing Portfolio to forge a path, and create their own focal point in any given year.

In 2017, the team aimed to achieve its goals and objectives, through promoting a range of activities which look to minimise the worry, and struggles that are commonly faced by students undertaking the study of Law. In saying this, while it was important to ensure that each and every member of the student cohort was getting the most out of the experience at Deakin University, we wanted to empower students to encourage, and support not only their peers, but those throughout the Greater Geelong Community.

 

Why should other people apply for this portfolio?

If you, like me, are interested in making a mark on both the student cohort and wider community, the Education, Social Justice, and Wellbeing Portfolio is the perfect way to make a difference with the Deakin Law Students’ Society!

The opportunity to engage, and interact with other students starting out in their study of law, and to see their growth, and development as they progress in their law journey, is why my time on the society has been such a memorable chapter of my university experience.

The relationships, and the bonds, that we as a team have forged in our work within the cohort, and the wider community, is validation as to why the Education, Social Justice, and Wellbeing Portfolio is advocated for prospective committee members of the society, looking to not only serve, and empower others, but better themselves in the process.

What has the Education, Social Justice, and Wellbeing Portfolio achieved in 2017?

In what has been an exciting year for the Education, Social Justice, and Wellbeing, the Deakin Law Student’s Society have continued to think of new and exciting ways to meet the demands, and expectations of its members.

Kicking things off, a team of students headed down to the pristine Western Beach, to take part in ‘Clean Up Australia Day’, in conjunction with the ‘Rotary Club’.

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This was followed up soon after, with a first year ‘Q and A panel’, chaired by officer Isaac Crawley. This aimed to address any burning questions that the ‘freshers’ had with respect to their studies, in assisting their transition into university life. This provided students with a fantastic opportunity to meet other students ranging from first to final year, and the ‘tips and hints’ which have helped them to survive law school!

Officer Isaac Crawley, in conjunction with Marketing’s Lauren Solomonson, then combined in delivering students the opportunity to participate in both ‘F 45’, and ‘Yoga’ classes, in line with our focus on ‘student wellbeing’. This was a major hit amongst students, and their family and friends, and certainly left a few of us feeling sore and sorry for ourselves after a couple of solid workouts!

However, the Education, Social Justice, and Wellbeing portfolios marquee function for the year, came in a two part ‘Legal Research Workshop’, which aimed to help equip students with some of the practical research skills that will assist them in the industry. We were privileged to have on board Law Librarian’s, Michelle Bendall, and Helen Wood to further assist in developing the skills that students had acquired throughout their degrees.

Finally, we endeavour to finish the year off with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. So stay tuned for further announcements on upcoming activities later in the semester!

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Sound like something you’d be interested in? Hopefully this has given you some insight into the work that the Education, Social Justice, and Wellbeing Portfolio has done on the behalf of Deakin Geelong Law students! Come along to the AGM to find out more about positions available and meet our current team!

Competitions Portfolio: A Year in Review

Blog post by Lauren Solomonson

Portfolio information provided by Bec Griffiths

With the DLSS Geelong Annual General Meeting coming up soon, we are going to be reviewing the work of each portfolio and what they’ve accomplished in 2017! This way, when you attend the AGM, you’ll have a great idea of the work we have done and it might even inspire you to apply to be on the committee in 2018 😉

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Portfolio members:

Bec Griffiths – VP

Luke Kavanagh – Officer

Kyle Baker – Officer

Lauren Fowkes – Officer (Tri 1)

Emma Genovese – Officer (Tri 2)

 

What is the role of the Competitions Portfolio?

The competitions portfolio is responsible for organising and running heats for the eight competitions that the DLSS Geelong offer. These are the moot (junior and senior), deals (junior and senior), mediation, witness examination, client interview and mergers and acquisitions.

There are a number of elements to organising these heats. The work involves organising judges and actors for heats, receiving registrations, coordinating competitor and judge availability, running and supervising heats, as well as attending finals hosted in Melbourne.

The portfolio is also responsible for organising the junior negation competition, which, unlike the others, is Geelong based. This involves sourcing heat and final questions and booking and coordinating the final event.

There is also a myriad of other opportunities in this portfolio. It is open to the portfolio to look at developing and trailing new competitions, as well as creating competitions resources and hosting information sessions.

 

Why should other people apply for this Portfolio?

I (Bec) applied for this portfolio as I had competed a little bit in the past and was intrigued by the process. For those who are interested in competing in future years, I would strongly recommend working a year in this portfolio first. Through your involvement with every single competition, you will hear the judge’s feedback and learn new tips and tricks from other competitors.

Another benefit of being involved with this portfolio is the opportunity to liaise with industry professionals and academics when sourcing questions and organising judges. Most of the competitions are sponsored by firms such as Harwood Andrews and Clayton Utz, and in many instances finals will be hosted at the firms.

Anyone applying for this portfolio should be mindful of time commitment required. Heats run for anywhere between half an hour to an hour and there are multiple heats in a week that will need to be supervised. Additional administrative work is also very time consuming.

Despite this, the workload is very easily shared among the team.

What your portfolio achieved this year:

Outside of running heats, this year the competitions portfolio has focused on laying the foundation for some new offerings that will come into place next year. Competitors can expect a new competitions guide for 2018, as well as a new competition which will be accessible to off-campus students!

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Sound like something you’d be interested in? Hopefully this has given you some insight into the work that the Competitions Portfolio has done on the behalf of Deakin Geelong Law students! Come along to the AGM to find out more about positions available and meet our current team!

Off Campus Portfolio: A Year in Review

Blog post by Lauren Solomonson

Portfolio information provided by Elle Crawshaw

 

You’ve heard about Marketing and Functions… Now it’s time to hear about all of the fantastic work the Queen of Off Campus, Elle, has done in 2017 for DLSS Geelong! Why does this matter? Because we want you to be informed when you come along to our Annual General Meeting on September 27, and/or when you apply for a position on the committee for 2018 🙂 No pressure, just… you should join!!!!

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**Can’t confirm this is actually what Emma Stone thinks about DLSS Geelong (but she would, if she knew we existed….)

Portfolio member: Elle Crawshaw

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What is the role of the Off Campus Portfolio?

Most Off-Campus students are restricted from participation in university life due to distance, work or caring commitments. The Off-Campus Affairs portfolio is capable of assisting Off-Campus students to overcome their disadvantage by connecting students with university experiences and with each other.

The primary role of the portfolio is to facilitate communication between Off-Campus students, their peers and the DLSS Geelong. There are three major duties in this portfolio, all of which fall under the communication umbrella.

  • Providing adequate notification of DLSS Geelong and Deakin Law School events giving Off-Campus students the option to participate.
  • Making information provided at DLSS Geelong educational events available in a format accessible for Off-Campus student.
  • Cultivating an inclusive Off-Campus community in order to break down isolation barriers, create learning and networking opportunities between students.

Why should other people apply for this Portfolio?

This portfolio provides a fantastic opportunity for Off-Campus students wanting to engage with others and make a real change for highly disadvantaged students.

I (Elle) applied for this portfolio because I want to make the most of my university experiences and was tired of feeling left out and isolated as an Off-Campus student. I wanted to create a more involved Off-Campus community and assist students in participating in university events.

What has the Off Campus Portfolio achieved in 2017?

The largest achievement of the Off-Campus portfolio is the ongoing moderation of the Deakin Law Off-Campus Student Facebook Group. This group is currently made up of 934 on and Off-Campus students. Duties include promotion of DLSS Geelong events, conversing with students, answering queries or forwarding students to the relevant DLSS Geelong portfolio, screening member applications, settling disputes and complaints that arise within the group.

I also organised the DLSS Geelong’s involvement in the LIV Walk for Justice (Geelong), to assist in raising money for Pro-bono Day during Law Week 2017.

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We held the Off-Campus Student T-shirt competition (questionable success!). It would be great to run again during T1, both to promote DLSS as an organisation and to transform some of the T1 pep into Off-Campus community spirit!

This year the portfolio hosted a number of Off-Campus meet-ups in Ballarat for local and surrounding students. Usually 3-5 people in attendance and rotate between weekday and weekend dates to be inclusive of group needs.

I organised to meet a number of students at the LIV Careers Festival in Melbourne and enjoy Krispy Kreme donuts together after the event. Occasionally organise to meet Off-Campus students at DLSS Geelong and DLS events.

The greatest achievement this year must surely be creating awareness of the DLSS Geelong in the Off-Campus community. Throughout the year there has been positive feedback from many students who are happy to receive the attention of the DLSS Geelong. It is my hope that DLSS Geelong will have more to offer Off-Campus students over the coming years.

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Sound like something you’d be interested in? Hopefully this has given you some insight into the work that the Off Campus Portfolio has done on the behalf of Deakin Geelong Law students! Come along to the AGM to find out more about positions available and meet our current team!

Functions Portfolio: A Year in Review

Blog post by Lauren Solomonson

Portfolio information provided by Madeline McDonald

 

Following on from our review of the marvelous work done by the Marketing Portfolio of the DLSS Geelong, we now bring you a summary of the kick-a** events that the Functions Portfolio put on for students in 2017! Why does this matter? Because we want you to be informed when you come along to our Annual General Meeting on September 27, and/or when you apply for a position on the committee for 2018 🙂 No pressure, just… you should join!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Members:

Madeline McDonald – VP

Reid Hadaway – Officer

Taylah Eastwell – Officer

Ben McCarthy – Officer

What is the role of the Functions Portfolio?

To provide fun and safe networking events for the common stressed out law student. We also aim to distract students from the strained lifestyle that studying law creates with good vibes, alcohol and groovy venues.

Why should other people apply for this Portfolio?

Working in the Functions Portfolio FORCES you to go out and have a good time, as it is a requirement of committee members to attend a certain number of DLSS Geelong events! You don’t need to have a background in events, but if you feel like an organised person who loves to get down and boogy, then this could be the portfolio for YOU!

What has the Functions Portfolio achieved in 2017?

This year we have had sell out events time and time again, such as Unlawful Launch, Trivia Night, Piano Bar, and the fast approaching Law Ball! We also implemented new safety initiatives to actively aid students as well as creating closer ties with DUSA and getting support from Deakin faculty with sponsorship for the initiatives.

We brought in the Buddy System, aiding event patrons in getting to and from trains stations, cars, bus stations and their Ubers. Our goal is to have no one leaving any DLSS Geelong event on their own! Safety in numbers!

We also decided to run a competition for Law Ball, whereby if attendees showed us proof that they completed Deakin’s Consent Matters modules on Cloud Deakin, they would go into the draw to win back the cost of their ticket! How cool is THAT?! VERY COOL!

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Hopefully this has given you some insight into the work that the Functions Portfolio has done on the behalf of Deakin Geelong Law students! Come along to the AGM to find out more about positions available and meet our current team!

Marketing Portfolio: A Year in Review

By Lauren Solomonson

With the DLSS Geelong Annual General Meeting coming up soon, we are going to be reviewing the work of each portfolio and what they’ve accomplished in 2017! This way, when you attend the AGM, you’ll have a great idea of the work we have done and it might even inspire you to apply to be on the committee in 2018 😉

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So first up, we have the Marketing Portfolio!

Portfolio members:

Alissa Ierardi – VP

Lauren Solomonson – Officer

Lauren Oloughlin – Officer

 

 

What is the role of the Marketing Portfolio?

The role of Marketing is to create graphics and social media copy to be posted across our social media platforms, and also upkeep of the DLSS Geelong website. We work with other portfolios to design adverts for their upcoming events and collaborate on blog posts, and annual advice guides. We also make sure that at special events we are live posting to our accounts, so people can follow what’s happening if they were unable to come, as we want everyone to feel a part of the DLSS Geelong experience 🙂

Why should other people apply for this Portfolio?

It’s a great portfolio because it works with all the others and you get to work on many different tasks. Marketing have a high level of engagement within the committee as we need to be easily accessible when things arise, like a Facebook post needing to go live or an event page being made.

If you think you’re savy with social media, and have a desire to be more involved during your time at uni, this would be a great portfolio to apply for! Want to get a bit of an idea of what we did this year, and the content we made? Check out the summary below 🙂

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What your portfolio achieved this year:

The DLSS Geelong Facebook page has 1309 likes as of mid-August, and 373 followers on our Instagram account. We have successfully used these platforms to promote events such as Law Ball, Women in Law Luncheon, Piano Bar, Trivia Night, Unlawful Launch, Harwood Andrews Hackathon and our Health + Wellbeing events. Piano Bar, an inaugural event, was a sell-out, and Law Ball ticket sales have been a success!

 

We also introduced the DLSS Geelong’s first smartphone app, which has our pocket guide and careers guide accessible on it, as well as contact details, social media feeds and event calendar. We also brought out an app specifically for Law Ball, containing seating charts, ticket sales notifications and directions to the location. We’ve also implemented Snapchat filters for events, particularly for our Trivia Night and Law Ball, and have begun using specialised Hashtags for event nights (don’t forget to use #lawballatthemoulinrouge at Law Ball)!

 

We also produced two different merchandise designs this year, a t-shirt we launched in Tri 1 and a hoodie in Tri 2!

 

 

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Hopefully this has given you some insight into the work that the Marketing Portfolio has done on the behalf of Deakin Geelong Law students! Come along to the AGM to find out more about positions available and meet our current team!

Harwood Andrews HACKATHON

Lawyers and students come together for the first inaugural Harwood Andrews HACKATHON 

Harwood Andrews has been sponsoring the Deakin Law Students Society Geelong for over ten years.  In recent discussions with representatives of the Society, it was agreed that it would be a great idea to run a HACKATHON where lawyers from Harwood Andrews and students from Deakin could come together to collaborate, innovate and to tackle the challenges confronting the future of work and the legal industry.

This is exactly what we did on Saturday August 19th, where 5 lawyers, 7 students and 3 managers of the firm came together to brainstorm from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.  We focused on digital disruption in the legal industry and how we could change the customer experience in the digital era.  The aim was to develop a blue print of change where we can add value to our service delivery to clients.

It was a great opportunity for the students to meet and interact with lawyers in a real firm situation where they no doubt walked out with a better understanding of the day to day challenges of working in a legal firm and what happens behind the scenes.

What we did on the day
We split in to two teams, one of the hardest decisions for one team was to come up with a name.  We ended up with The Disruptors v The Jokers.  Game on!   We believe competition is a good thing. Everyone had a couple of topics to choose from, with the Jokers choosing “The Client Interaction experience” and the Disruptors choosing the Client App – “Digitising the Conveyancing experience”.  A structure was designed for each team to follow.

What we saw on the day
There was lots of fun, interaction, collaboration, discussion, laughter, creativity and innovation happening in the room, where post it notes were stuck all over walls and butcher paper scribbled on.  Our mantra was NO IDEA is a BAD IDEA.  We created a culture in the room where there was no fear to come forward with any idea.  We also had great food, with yoghurts, fresh fruit, delicious quiches and sandwiches for consumption together with lollies on the table and lots of drinks, both hot and cold.

What was the outcome
WOW is all I can say.  The ideas that were pitched at the end of the day by each team were amazing!  I can’t give too much away, because the ideas that were put forward will be actioned and will differentiate us from our competitors!  The Jokers broke down the interaction with clients into three stages –

  • pre-engagement;
  • engagement; and
  • post-engagement

and were very succinct in their presentation with everyone taking a turn to pitch their ideas.  The Disruptors prepared a digital presentation which was also impressive coming up with an app to change the way lawyers deliver conveyancing to clients.  Again, each team member had the opportunity to present.

And the winner is!
I had the joy of being the Judge.  I did ask for bribes throughout the day, but none were forthcoming, which proves that there was also ethics in the room!  Both presentations were fantastic, but The Disruptors came away with the winning certificate, yes there were certificates handed out. The only difference was that their point of difference was a little bit more than The Jokers.   However, everyone was a winner with each participant receiving a JB Hi-Fi Voucher for giving up their time.

Post Event
A survey was sent to both our students and lawyers.  Lauren Solomonson found the experience extremely rewarding “I loved that each team had a combination of students and lawyers, and everyone’s opinions and ideas were treated equally.  This mix meant the ideas were not just innovative but practical to today’s legal industry”.

What’s next
The ideas created will be actioned.  This will become an annual event where I know we will have both lawyers and students lining up to participate!

Stephanie Beard
General Manager – People
Harwood Andrews