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Legal Hour | AI and Tomorrow’s Lawyers

3 May 2023
6.15pm – 8.00pm AEST
Allens, Deutsche Bank Place, Sydney CBD
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It’s no secret - artificial intelligence is coming of age as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, giving rise to a new era of changes to the legal profession.

While some fear the rise of ‘robot lawyers’ is the beginning-of-the-end for the future of the legal profession; opposing views see the rise of legal technology as an opportunity to enhance and optimise lawyers’ performance and services. Both predictions have important ramifications for clients and society at large.

Join us for this one-hour panel with leading academics and legal professionals who will discuss:

  • How AI is evolving in the legal profession
  • What capabilities AI can provide lawyers
  • The potential risks and ethical challenges of AI
  • What skills lawyers need to prepare for the future

Registration for Legal Hour will open at 6pm. Panel will commence at 6.20pm sharp.

Panel Chair:

Professor Lyria Bennett Moses - Associate Dean (Research) - UNSW Law & Justice, Director – UNSW Allens Hub for Technology


  • Professor Michael Legg – UNSW Law & Justice
  • Lisa Kozaris, Chief Innovation & Legal Solutions Officer, Allens
  • Evan Wong (LL.B/BCom UNSW 2015), CEO & Co-Founder,
  • Regie Anne Gardoce (LL.B/BCom 2020 UNSW), Legal Transformation Lead, Sprintlaw

Legal Hour x LegalTech Venture Day

Legal Hour is being hosted as part of LegalTech Venture Day Australia, an annual competition event where start-ups compete to pitch innovative LegalTech ideas.

Legal Tech Venture Day Australia is brought to you by the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, UNSW Business AI Lab, UNSW Sydney, Australian Legal Technology Association (ALTA), IE University Law School, Lexis Nexis and Law Schools Global League. 

Interested in attending LegalTech Venture Day? Register here.

Closing Ceremony & Networking (7.20 - 8pm)

Following the panel, Legal Hour attendees are welcome to view the LegalTech Venture Day Closing Ceremony and winner announcement, which will be followed by networking drinks and canapes.


Professor Lyria Bennett Moses

Panel Chair

Lyria is Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and a Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney. She is also co-lead of the Law and Policy theme in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre and Deputy Director, Law and Justice in the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security.

Lyria's research explores issues around the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other jurisdictions, and the problems of treating “technology” as an object of regulation.

Recently, she has been working on legal and policy issues associated with the use of artificial intelligence (with a book co-authored with Dr Michael Guihot and published by LexisNexis on Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law, a co-authored report on AI Decision-Making and Courts for the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration with Dr Felicity Bell, Prof Michael Legg, Dr Monika Zalnieriute and Jake Silove, and ongoing work on standards through Standards Australia), and the  appropriate legal framework for enhancing cyber security (through the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre).

Lyria is a member of the editorial boards for Technology and Regulation; Law, Technology and Humans; Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Research in Computational Law; and Law in Context. She is on the NSW Information and Privacy Advisory Committee, the Executive Committee of the Australian Chapter of the IEEE’s Society for the Social Implications of Technology, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. 


Professor Michael Legg


Michael Legg is a Professor in the Faculty of Law & Justice at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.   

His research interests include the impact of technology and innovation on the legal profession, the courts and access to justice.  He has previously written on the use of technology assisted review in litigation, online dispute resolution / courts and the ramification of social media and the Internet of Things for civil litigation.  His publications include Case Management and Complex Civil Litigation (Federation Press, 2nd ed 2022), co-author of AI Decision-Making and the Courts: A Guide for Judges, Tribunal Members and Court Administrators (2022), a research project for the Australian Institute for Judicial Administration, and co-author of Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession (Hart, 2020). 

Michael was the Director of the Law Society of NSW Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (flip) research stream at UNSW Law from 2018-2022.  Prior to that Michael was a member of the Law Society of New South Wales’ Committee that conducted the Inquiry into the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession in 2016-2017.  He served as a member of the Law Society’s Future Committee from 2016 to 2022.  He was also the Chair of the UNSW Law School’s technology curriculum review which examined the ramifications of the impact of technology on the legal profession for legal education.   

Michael is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia and in the State and Federal courts of New York. He holds law degrees from UNSW (LLB), the University of California, Berkeley (LLM) and the University of Melbourne (PhD). 


Lisa Kozaris


Lisa Kozaris is the Chief Innovation & Legal Solutions Officer at Allens and leads a multi-disciplinary team responsible for developing and executing the firm's innovation strategy.  Drawing on her experience in law, digital transformation and legal technology consulting, Lisa works with the firm's clients to drive innovation and efficiency in the delivery of legal services. She provides consulting advice and expertise on managing large scale discovery, regulatory investigations and due diligence exercises, as well as the application of artificial intelligence, analytics and automation tools to the delivery of legal services.  

Lisa consults with courts and regulators on the application of complex technologies and is a thought leader in the profession, regularly presenting at conferences and innovation forums across Australia. 


Evan Wong


Evan Wong is the Co-Founder and CEO of Checkbox, a multi-award-winning no-code automation platform powering legal departments at companies such as Telstra and Woolworths, and law firms Minter Ellison and Gilbert + Tobin. Evan founded Checkbox upon graduating from UNSW with a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce degree. Evan has since been recognised on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, and most recently, as LegalTech CEO of the Year. 

In his role, Evan is at the forefront of experiencing the different challenges and maturity of legal technology across the globe. Through this work, he has helped redefine how lawyers conduct intake and triage, generate documents, provide advice, and facilitate workflows, with a focus on applying innovation with ruthless practicality.  

Regie Anne

Regie Anne Gardoce


Regie Anne currently leads the Legal Transformation practice at Sprintlaw, an award-winning NewLaw firm and tech startup that is making business legals simple and more accessible for small businesses. As the Legal Transformation Lead at Sprintlaw, Regie designs its fixed-fee products and in-house knowledge management system – developing data-driven processes and tools to change the way legal services are being delivered to small businesses.

Before moving to legal operations, Regie previously worked in the startup space, and also practised as a lawyer helping small businesses and not-for-profits with commercial and corporate law. Regie is an alumna of UNSW Law & Justice, completing a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce (LL.B/BCom 2019) and a Gradate Diploma in Legal Professional Practice (GDLPP, 2020).