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WALTA presentation with Beth Patterson, ESPconnect

Event Title: WALTA presentation with Beth Patterson
Event Date: 16 November 2020
Event Time: 12pm 
Venue:  Via Zoom
Cost: Free

Building and leading technology teams can be challenging. Join us for a discussion with Beth Patterson about her experience in leading award winning legal technology and multidisciplinary teams. From beginning her career as a programmer with IBM, to leading a large multidisciplinary legal technology team at Allens, to now running her own legal tech & innovation consultancy business, ESPconnect, Beth will share insights and lessons learned from her experience over three decades. Join us for a lively discussion about:

  • How do you structure a team?
  • Finding & recruiting talent, where do you start?
  • What one skill/behaviour matters most in your people?
  • Leading & supporting your team
  • Why recognition can matter more than reward
  • Old thinking vs New thinking – building a successful culture

Please note: This event is for WALTA Members and ALTA Advocates only.

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About Beth

Beth is a recognised legal technology leader who maximises the value of digital transformation in the practice of law and future of work. She is Director of ESPconnect and is a UTS Faculty of Law Honorary Fellow.  As a strategic consultant to businesses across the legal ecosystem, Beth has extensive experience developing innovation and legal tech strategies, with unique insight into building multidisciplinary teams to address the challenges of digital disruption.

Prior to founding ESPconnect, she was Chief Legal and Technology Services Officer at Allens for 20 years, leading a large team of legal and technology professionals, responsible for the firm’s alternative service offering and digital transformation strategy. She played a key role in developing the firm’s innovation agenda, driving cultural change.

In recognition of her industry leadership, she won the 2017 Lexis Nexis Janders Dean Innovation Special Achievement Award, the 2016 LawTech Legal IT Leader of the Year – Large Firm, and the 2015 ILTA Litigation Support Professional of the Year Distinguished Peer Award. She is a member of the EDRM Global Advisory Council, the Law Council’s Federal Litigation & Dispute Resolution Legal Technology Committee, Ethical AI Australia and the ISO Blockchain Technical Committee Smart Contracts Working Group.

Find Beth on Linkedin.

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