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LegalTech Venture Day Australia x Legal Hour

Start Date
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
End Date
Allens, Deutsche Bank Place Level 28, 126 Phillip Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Join us on Wednesday 3 May 2023, 4pm – 8pm, for the LegalTech Venture Day Australia competition, where start-ups will compete to pitch their new, innovative ideas for LegalTech.

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

This cutting-edge and highly anticipated competition has been designed to seek out and support startups that have a positive and forward-thinking outlook on the major challenges faced by legal operators and legal systems today. By providing solutions and ideas to help ease these challenges, such startups are not only furthering the cause of justice, but also transforming the face of law forever. 

Winners of the Australian competition will win a return economy international flight to compete in the South Summit competition on 8 June 2023, in Madrid, Spain. Or $5,000 AUD towards the cost of travel, whichever is preferred. 

For more details on applying to compete in LTVD Australia and the South Summit competition, please read the "LegalTech Venture Day application and competition information for start-ups" section below. 

Following to the LTVD Australia competition, Legal Hour, a live panel discussion, will commence at 6:20pm on the topic of, ‘AI and Tomorrow’s Lawyers: How technology will change what lawyers do and how legal services are delivered and is brought to you by UNSW Law and Justice

Please note, if you have registered to attend LegalTech Venture Day Australia, you are therefore already registered to attend Legal Hour. You do not need to register again.

LegalTech Venture Day Australia x Legal Hour agenda: 

4:00pm - Attendees registration in foyer and take seats

4:30pmWelcome and opening speech 

4:45pm - Keynote by Mary-Anne Williams on Shaping the Future with LegalTech 

5:05pm - Legal Tech Venture Day Australia competition commences

6:00pm - Legal Hour attendees register in foyer and await end of competition

6:05pm - 6:20pm - Legal Tech Venture Day Australia competition ends. Short break for audience members to refresh and take seats before Legal Hour panel commences

6:20pm - Legal Hour panel discussion commences

7:20pm - Legal Tech Venture Day Closing Ceremony and Winner Announcement

7:35pm - Networking drinks and canapes in foyer

8:00pm - Event ends

LegalTech Venture Day application and competition information for start-ups 

Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to an exclusive virtual audience of industry experts, comprised of investors, VC’s and mentors—all pioneers in the legal and business worlds respectively.  

If you are a startup dedicated to developing ingenious and sustainable solutions to improve day-to-day legal practices—public or private—then this is the competition for you. 

Learn more about the Global LegalTech Venture Days via IE University Law School here. 

Admissions criteria

Innovators and startups that are harnessing today’s new technology to resolve important legal challenges faced by companies, governments, public institutions and the wider public in a variety of fields.

We are particularly interested in projects that take a unique approach to tackling issues pertaining to the operations of legal practice—originality is key.  

Who can participate? 

The startups that participate in the competition must be: 

  • Already established, or in the process of being established.  

  • Innovative. This can take the form of a product/service, business model and/or route to the market—as long as it brings something new to the table!  

  • Scalable, with commercial potential on an international level and a scalable business model.  

  • Made up of a dream team with a mix of experience and relevant skills.  

  • Able to demonstrate clear appeal to a larger market.  

The prize  

  1. Legal Tech Venture Day Australia

  • The chosen startups will have the opportunity to pitch their product or service to the MD’s, market sector leaders and heads of strategy from different business units.  

  • The winner will be pitching their ideas on the IE University stage at South Summit and will win a full pass to the event on 8 June 2023, that includes: 
    - Access to the Investor’s Den. 
    - Full access to all conferences and stages.
    - One-on-one meetings and matchmaking services with investors and big corporations.
    - And much, much more!  

  1. The prize of the Final Legal Tech Venture Days competition 

    The winner will gain access to a mentoring program as well as investment opportunities that will catapult their startup to the new heights. They will benefit from the global network of South Summit, IE Law School and LexisNexis and their combined pool of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. This exciting opportunity will reward our winner with invaluable insights into how to market their products and excel in such a competitive industry, fast-tracking their business’ growth and success.  

  • The winning startup will be mentored by the LexisNexis VP of Strategy and M&A CEMEA over a six-month period and will meet with a range of clients to pitch their product or service to. 

How to apply


Download the LegalTech Venture Day Australia event flyer here

Legal Hour: ‘AI and Tomorrow’s Lawyers: How technology will change what lawyers do and how legal services are delivered

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

Panel Chair

Professor Lyria Bennett Moses - Associate Dean (Research) - UNSW Law & Justice, Director – UNSW Allen’s 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, Checkbox.ai

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

Registrations for Legal Hour open at 6:00pm, with the panel commencing at 6:20pm. 

Following the panel, attendees are welcome to view the Closing Ceremony and winner announcement and networking drinks and canapes.  

Please note, if you have registered to attend LegalTech Venture Day Australia, you are therefore already registered to attend Legal Hour. You do not need to register again.

Register to attend LTVD Australia as an audience member

Head the LTVD Australia Eventbrite below to register to watch the LegalTech Venture Day Australia competition as a member of the audience on Wednesday 3 May 2023.