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Thursday 17 January (1830 - 2030)

Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

Friday 18 January (0915 - 0925)

Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

Friday 18 January (0925 - 0930)

Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

Friday 18 January (0930 - 1100)

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Is being a well-trained legal expert enough in today’s developing legal market? What are some of the additional skills law firms are now looking for? How good are law firms at developing legal talent – do we have sufficient understanding of changing career aspirations and approaches to work? And is it just young lawyers that we need to consider in terms of changing demands? This panel will discuss some of the challenges law firm leaders see from an Asia legal talent development standpoint and how they are trying to target the needs and demands of their lawyers. The increasing use of technology, work life ‘integration’ demands and a desire for more flexible schedules will also be discussed.

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Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

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Friday 18 January (1100 - 1130)

Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

Friday 18 January (1130 - 1245)

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Innovation and technological advances are two of the most crucial trends driving change in the legal sector – they are central to law firms staying relevant, growing, and remaining competitive in an evolving industry. They are also central to delivering better client service. Bringing about change in a law firm is no easy task. This session will discuss practical tools for implementing change and outline some first-hand experiences of executing change in ‘similar’ organisations in today’s constantly evolving environment.

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Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Friday 18 January (1245 - 1400)

Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

Friday 18 January (1400 - 1530)

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Technology is bringing fundamental shifts to the legal industry – not just further enabling today’s processes, but altering legal work itself. Clients are also thinking differently about the role technology can play in their day-to-day operations, and many are leading the way and are already changed by technology. Some clients are the product of a wide variety of new technologies. How are lawyers embracing technology to become more efficient, price effective, innovative, and valuable to their clients? How do we recoup the investment of technology? How do we charge based on the introduction of new technology? What is the pricing strategy? Chargeable hours are going down as a result of tech, but not all clients are open to change.What are the pitfalls of new technology and technology implementations?

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Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Friday 18 January (1530 - 1600)

Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

Friday 18 January (1600 - 1745)

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From an in-house perspective, what can lawyers do to improve the quality of their legal services? Are they responding quickly enough to clients? What kinds of value-add can lawyers bring to the table? With growing competition in the legal services industry, clients may also have higher expectations when it comes to the quality, cost and responsiveness of their lawyers. Featuring general counsels from industry heavyweights, this session will examine the concerns and expectations of clients.

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Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)

Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Friday 18 January (1745 - 1755)

Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)