Legalpreneurs Lab FAQ
Legalpreneurs Lab (LP Lab) FAQ
The objective of the LP Lab is to create a collaborative learning community for those with an interest in reinventing, innovating and transforming legal practice.
The LP Lab is a place where ideas are born and practical solutions are found through experimentation, collaboration, knowledge and experience sharing.
2. Where do I find information about the LP Lab?
You can visit the LP Lab page on the CLI website
3. Can anyone join the LP Lab?
LP Lab membership is open to anyone working in the legal industry or with legal professionals and with an interest in the reinvention, innovation and transformation of legal practice:
- solicitors and barristers (in-house, government and private practice)
- legal aid and community legal centres
- law firm and legal department business managers
- practical legal educators
- business analysts
- data scientists
- software developers
- operations managers
- IT professionals
- knowledge management professionals
- people management professionals
- robotics designers
- computer scientists
- legal innovation proponents and specialists
4. Is LP Lab membership individual or should I join as a corporate member?
LP Lab membership is available for individuals only. We do not offer corporate membership.
5. What benefits can I expect from my LP Lab membership?
LP Lab membership benefits include access to:
- A diverse international network of professions and professionals
- Our Geeky Gurus (GG), specialists in nominated topics and, this includes a free initial 15 minute consultation with the guru of your choice at any time. Our GG panel will build over time. Please see additional details below in FAQ 6.
- LinkedIn Private Group for member only communications with peers and industry leaders wherever they might be located in the world.
- Our invitation only, practical and solution driven Roundtables.
- The LP Lab incubators (see section below) which we will be rolling out across Australia and New Zealand from 2019/2020 – Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland will be first! Please see additional details below in FAQ 7.
- Meet-ups, case studies and briefings on legaltech, emerging new law business and staffing models for legal services and products innovation.*
- Membership of Special Interest Groups of your choice – we expect these will be identified by members and launch during the LP Lab’s first year.
- Free webinars, podcasts (The Legalpreneurs Sandbox) and live events.*
- Free industry research conducted by our Fellows and industry partners.
- Exclusive LP Lab discounts** including discounted membership of the CLI Chief Innovation Officers Forum and attendance at the annual CLI Innovation in Legal Practice Summit.
Application to become an LP Lab member constitutes an agreement to be bound by the LP Lab Membership Criteria and Benefits.
*Please note your LP Lab membership entitles you to attend any LP Lab live event wherever that might occur around the world. To distinguished these from, and avoid any confusion with other College of Law or Centre for Legal Innovation events, LP Lab live events will be clearly identified for members. We will hold LP Lab live events in cities where membership numbers are sufficient to support us bringing people together face-to-face.
**Please note discounts are not cumulative.
6. A little more about the Geeky Gurus:
a. Why does the LP Lab have Geeky Gurus?
We wanted to assist members by providing a list of hot topics and people who will be able to assist you with your questions, big and small. We have called this group of specialists our Geeky Gurus (GGs) - please visit the Legalpreneurs Lab for the most up-to-date list.
b. How do I make contact with one of the Geeky Gurus?
LP Lab members will need to contact the GGs directly if they would like to take advantage of their membership benefit of a free initial 15 minute consultation (Free Advice Session) with the guru of their choice. We have provided links to social media platforms and/or relevant websites for contact details on the Legalpreneurs Lab page.
c. What happens when I chat with a Geeky Guru and/or if I want to engage the Geeky Guru privately?
In offering 15 minutes free consultation from a GG (Free Advice Session) the Centre for Legal Innovation and The College of Law are acting only as a referral service and do not assume any liability, or take any responsibility in respect of any Free Advice Session or any subsequent commercial relationship entered into between you and the GG (Subsequent Advice).
The Centre for Legal Innovation and The College of Law do not represent or warrant the accuracy or completeness of any information provided during a Free Advice Session or Subsequent Advice. The Centre for Legal Innovation and The College of Law are not responsible for any loss suffered as a result of or associated with the use of any information received by you in the Free Advice Session or the Subsequent Advice.
Further, the advice provided by a GG does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
The Centre for Legal Innovation and The College of Law do not take any commission or benefit from the Free Advice Session or the Subsequent Advice.
d. Who are the Geeky Gurus and what is their area of specialism?
Legal innovation is a dynamic space - new areas are emerging all the time and consequently so too is our list of Geeky Gurus and their areas of specialism - please visit the Legalpreneurs Lab for the most up-to-date list.
7. A little more about the LP Lab incubators:
a. Where will the LP Lab incubators be established?
The LP Lab will launch its first incubators in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland in 2019/2020.
b. What will the LP Lab incubators do?
We expect that the incubators will provide a place, space and opportunity for proponents of legal practice innovation to meet often, virtually or in-person, to identify real life, pressing challenges in contemporary legal practice, and work on practical solutions that have immediate application.
Initially, we expect we will need to work together to lay some foundations, find a common language and identify the common challenges we need to solve, with priority, for our clients. There will be benefits in taking a little time to do this – establishing new networks, understanding how people with different backgrounds and approaches provide a new way of looking at things and, ultimately solving them too. Our incubators, just like the LP Lab itself, are about building a learning community, a safe place to experiment, something we believe happens best when people trust and know each other well.
c. Who will guide the work of the LP Lab incubators?
We will be working on customising the details of the incubators with a Steering Group in each city in the second part of 2019. We don’t want to assume how these incubators can best achieve their objectives or be constrained by how incubators work elsewhere, that history will provide a helpful beginning but instead, we want to make sure that the LP Lab incubators support the needs, expectations and priorities of the cities where they are located and for that to be achieved, collaboration and customisation will be key.
d. How do I get involved with the LP Lab incubators?
If you would like to be a part of an LP Lab incubator from the beginning and help us establish the framework and create something special, please contact Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation on firstname.lastname@example.org
8. What happens if I am not a member of LinkedIn, will that mean I cannot access the LP Lab Private LinkedIn Group?
Yes – you need to be a member LinkedIn for us to complete your enrolment in the LP Lab LinkedIn Private Group.
If you are a member of LinkedIn or once you join, we will send you an invitation to join the Group and all you need to do is “accept” and your membership of the Group will be complete.
9. What does LP Lab membership cost?
Membership is offered in 6 month intervals and tracks the Australian financial year from 1 July to 30 June:
- AU $300 plus GST (full year): Members joining at any time up to and including 31 December 2019 will enjoy membership until 30 June 2020.
- AU $200 plus GST (half year): Members joining on or after 1 January 2020, will enjoy membership until 30 June 2020.
However, if you are College of Law alumni, graduates of COL Legal Practice Management Courses, CLI Legalpreneurs Roundtable participants, friends of CLI, ALPMA members, Law Society and Bar Association members, you are entitled to a 10% discount off the LP Lab membership fee.
To take advantage of this discount, on creation of your account during the membership application process, “Law Society Members” should tick that box and COL alumni and all other groups listed here, should tick the “College of Law Alumni” box then proceed to pay their fees.
10. When are the LP Lab membership fees due?
The LP Lab membership year runs from 1 July the previous year until 30 June the next year. So, if you join on or before 1 July 2019, your membership will expire on 30 June 2020.
Anyone joining on or after 1 January 2020, will pay the half-yearly fee of AU$200.
The 10% discount (noted in FAQ 9 above) always applies to the categories of people noted.
Membership fees can be paid on the dedicated LP Lab registration page.
11. Are LP LAB membership fees refundable?
No – we do not refund membership fees.
Please refer to our Terms & Conditions
12. Who do I contact if I need some help with my LP Lab membership, an LP Lab event or technical issues?
If you have questions or we can be of assistance at any time, please do not hesitate to email us at LPLab@collaw.edu.au or phone: +61 7 3234 4541 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia). Our office hours are 9am-5pm (Brisbane time).