IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.4, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Project management of legal transactions
Room C4.4, Convention Centre, Level 4


Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)


Project management is ‘the process and application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements’ (Project Management Institute, 2013). Many organisations implement different projects. Projects are done in different environments, such as healthcare, insurance, information technology, legal and other industries. Globally, lawyers are now working with terabytes of data and hundreds of thousands of documents, performing e-discovery and legal research. The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing means the future of how lawyers and law firms process structured and unstructured data is changing. The use of AI and cognitive computing will influence how law firm project management is executed. This includes the expertise needed to be a part of the team to address clients’ needs and the efficiency regarding which data, information and knowledge is used.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Stephen Denyer The Law Society of England and Wales, London, England
Myra Garrett William Fry, Dublin, Ireland; Senior Vice Chair, Law Firm Management Committee
Anthony Rhem A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA; Vice Chair, Law Firm Management - Knowledge Management and IT Subcommittee


Mariëtte Lafarre Lafarre Law Firm, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Europe Regional Officer, Real Estate Section
Gerard Tanja Venturis Consulting Group, Wasenaar, Netherlands; Chair, Law Firm Management - Knowledge Management and IT Subcommittee