Panel Discussion on ‘Legal Disruptors: The Changing Face of the Legal Profession in Australia’

La Trobe Law School is pleased to invite you to attend a panel discussion with thought leaders on “Legal Disruptors: The Changing Face of the Legal Profession” and the launch of our new Juris Doctor on Thursday 15 October at the Village Roadshow Theatrette at the State Library of Victoria.

For more information on our new Juris Doctor, access the fact sheet, here.


Patrick Keyzer, Head of La Trobe Law School

Dr Patrick Keyzer joined La Trobe as Head of School and Chair of Law and Public Policy after a 20 year career as an academic leader and barrister. Patrick has written widely in a variety of areas of the law, including the impact of social media on the law and legal practice. In recent years Patrick has pioneered the use of social media as a research tool.

Fabian Horton, Lecturer, College of Law in Melbourne

Fabian is a lecturer at the College of Law and he operates his own virtual law firm, ConnectLaw. Prior to becoming a lawyer Fabian was a forensic analyst and he has retained his keen interest in all things “tech”. He chairs the Technology and the Law Committee at the Law Institute of Victoria. He is currently undertaking his PhD looking at how the Internet influences the way people view and interact with the law.

Mark Love is Legal Director of the Business Law Practice at Bradley Allen Love Lawyers in Canberra

Mark is an experienced commercial lawyer and negotiator. His practice concentrates on the areas of contract and commercial law, corporate governance law, insolvency and restructuring and intellectual property. Mark’s clients include a diverse array of government agencies, peak industry representative bodies, chartered and CPA accountants, insolvency practitioners, corporate retailers and many others. In the course of his practical and legal experience Mark has become an expert in the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 and additional obligations of transparency and accountability of Governmental bodies, as well as the range of other legislation which govern business entities in Australia.

Laura Vickers, founder of Nest Legal

Laura is the founder of Nest Legal, Australia’s first online after-hours law firm, preparing wills, conveyances and dispute strategy for people who don’t have time to meet a lawyer during the day. Her firm offers a blueprint for lawyers wanting to use new affordable technologies to better serve their clients. In 2014, she won the LexisNexis Legal Innovation Index and in 2015 was shortlisted for the LIV Law Firm of the Year. She regularly speaks and writes on innovation in the law.

Agata Wierzbowski, Senior Solicitor, Consumer Action Law Centre

Agata is a community lawyer working at Consumer Action Law Centre, a campaign-focused consumer advocacy organisation. There she provides consumer law advice to individuals and community workers, and pursues litigation on behalf of disadvantaged Victorians. She holds a Masters in Law from the University of Melbourne, and has previously worked as a government lawyer in both the public and private sectors, as well as an Associate in the Supreme Court of Victoria. She is a Centre for Australian Progress Fellow, and the Victoria Law Foundation CLC Fellow for 2014/15. She will launch the findings of her CLC Fellowship on best practice strategic lawyering in November this year.​


Date: Thursday 15 October 2015

Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Register: Please register via the corresponding La Trobe University Event Page.


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