Lawtech Summit news – and the winners are…

It’s day two of the Chilli IQ Lawtech Summit & Awards at the Outrigger in Noosa, Queensland and, despite a 9:00am start following a late night last night at the Rolling Rock club, there is a full turnout by delegates and exhibitors for the final day of the event.
The big news yesterday was the announcement of the results of the Lawtech Awards for Legal IT Excellence. The award’s judge was lawyer-turned management consultant Ashley Balls of the New Zealand-based Legal Best Practice consultancy
• The Award for Innovation in Legal IT went to Brian Borskjaer’s team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth for their litigation app for Apple devices.
• The Award for Best Practice in Knowledge Management went to the Western Australia Department of Public Prosecutions for their Sharepoint-based court reporting intranet, which also allows annotated transcripts to be imported into Sharepoint libraries.
• The Award for Security & Risk Management went to Andrew Toshack (pictured left) and his team at Baker & McKenzie for their project to mitigate the risk of sharing data in a virtual environment.
* The Award for Legal IT Team of the Year (Small-to-Medium Firms) went to Thynne & McCartney for their project to “convert the iPad from toy to tool” including providing lawyers working remotely with full access to all the applications and data they required.
* The Award for Legal IT Team of the Year (Large Firms) went to Peter Campbell and his team at Sparke Helmore, who were described by the firm’s managing partner as being an integral part of the firm’s success.