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We sat down with Petra Stirling of Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers to talk corporate innovation, ‘technolegals’, and the firm’s work with law startup LegalVision.
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Lawyers in pop culture are often stereotyped as smug and greedy, stretching out cases for as long as possible to get as much money as they can. But in the real world lawyers, just like many other professionals, are looking to work as efficiently as possible, and are doing so by completing more work online for fixed fees.
Over the last few years as our startup ecosystem has grown, it has become common practice for startups facing financial constraints to ‘offer’ unpaid internship opportunities to more often than not younger aged people. A lot of the time these ‘internships’ are built on the hope that it will lead to a paid job in the company, or at the very least give the incumbent ‘free worker’ some really great exposure on what it is really like to work at a startup.
The legal industry is famous for its traditions and formality and, as a result, doesn’t exactly have a reputation for innovation. Of course, there a handful of legal professionals working in the background trying to change the way things are done. The last few years have seen new firms arise looking to provide people with greater access to legal services than traditional firms, which bill by the hour at prices unaffordable for the majority.
Doing one thing and doing it well – like targeting one specific industry vertical – has worked for many Australian startups. Companies like Safety Culture with its iAuditor product for OH&S personnel is a classic example of this, and now Sydney based startup BarBooks, founded by Joshua Knackstredt and Pouyan Afshar is looking to dominate the accounting software space its own specific niche: barristers.