IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Cockle Bay Room 2, Convention Centre, Level 3

Session information

IBA Bar breakfast hosted by the Conseil National des Barreaux: the rise of Legal Tech

Tuesday 10 October (0800 - 0930)

Cockle Bay Room 2, Convention Centre, Level 3


Within the next 20 years, the legal profession will develop faster than it has throughout the past two centuries. Therefore, lawyers and institutions have to anticipate the change before they are overwhelmed. What is at stake in this bar breakfast is the rise of the legal tech. Some of us see legal start-ups as strong competitors while others view them as a support for modifications. If it is difficult to measure the impact of this rise today, it will definitely change the way of working for lawyers. This is why we will debate this question: is the rise of the legal tech a growth leverage for lawyers or the end of the profession? How does the rise of legal tech impacts the global access to justice? The French National Bar Council will take the opportunity of this bar breakfast to showcase its own online platform for lawyers.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Anne Vaucher French National Bar Council, Paris, France


Sabine Binisti ASBV, Paris, France
Christopher Holder Bristows, London, England; Vice Chair, Technology Law Committee
Fiona McLeod AO KC Victorian Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; President / Chairperson, Member Organisations