2019 AustLaw Brisbane Symposium | November 14/15th

2019 AustLaw Brisbane Symposium | November 14/15th

Date: 14 November, 2019

AustLaw Brisbane Symposium | Nov 14/15th

Join other members of AustLaw community for a fantastic two days of professional development, information sharing and fun in beautiful Brisbane.

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Stamford Plaza
39 Edward Street, Brisbane




Downloadable Program


Thursday 14th Nov 




Stamford Plaza – Waterfront Brisbane


Jon Prowse – AustLaw Chair 



10.05 – 11.00am

David Goener – Partner, beaton

Law firm strategy for the future

Drawing on extensive senior leadership experience and Beaton’s professional services research insights, David will discuss how law firm strategy is evolving and what you need to do to keep up!

11.00 – 12.00pm

Stafford Sheppard – Director of Ethics – Brisbane Law Society

Ethical Dilemmas

In this session, Stafford will discuss common and emerging ethical dilemmas and provide practical advice on how to deal with them.

12.00 – 12.30pm

Tony Scoglio – Founder and Principle of Scoglio Law

Meet Scoglio Law

Meet AustLaw’s newest member! Tony will provide an overview of Scoglio Law; its people, history, capability, challenges and ambitions.

12.30 – 1.30pm


The Brassiere on the River

1.30 – 2.00pm

Firm Reps Meeting

2.00 – 4.30pm

Family Law SPG

  • Legal Tech Session / Settify

  • Level 27 Chambers Barrister

  • Firm Case Study, Donal Minehan, Partner, MCW Law, 

Personal Injury SPG

  • Legal Tech Session / Soferio

  • Level 27 Chambers, Barrister Kristi Riedel

  • Firm Case Study, Joanne Rennick, Managing Partner, Murphy Schmidt

5.00 – 6.15pm

Pre-Dinner drinks and Firm tour

Murphy Schmidt Offices

7.00 – 10.00pm

Symposium Dinner

Ill Centro – Waterfront Brisbane


Friday 15th Nov 


9.00 – 12.00

Wills and Estates SPG

  • Legal Tech Session / Settify

  • Level 27 Chambers, Barrister Florence Chen

  • Firm Case Study; Janene Bon, Special Counsel HHG

Commercial and Property SPG

  • Legal Tech Session / TBA

  • Dispute Resolution, Frank Nardone Special Counsel and David Tooth, Scoglio Law

  • Case Study Niall Powell, Special Counsel, JHK Legal

12.00 -1.00pm


The Brassiere on the River

1.00 – 2.00pm

Paul Evans – Founder and Principle of Toro Digital


The Digital Marketing Game

In this highly engaging session, you will play the digital marketing game to create a digital marketing campaign for your firm!

2.00 – 2.45pm

Kathleen Singleton, Director Eliquent Business Consulting

Tips, tools and techniques to improve drive revenue growth at your law firm.

Kathleen will share practical strategies to improve critical relationship at your firm – with clients, referrers and staff – to drive revenue growth.

2.45 – 3.45pm

Janelle KerriskFounder & Principal, Helix Law and LawLancer


Insights from a serial innovator

Janelle will share her inspiring journey as a leading legal industry innovator, entrepreneur and the pioneer behind NewLaw firm, Helix Legal, and legal resourcing platform, LawLancer.



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