SYDNEY: 7 January 2018 – Graduate lawyer and Podcaster Rachel Treasure has been appointed a member of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI).
Treasure graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) with First Class Honours and Information Technology with Distinction from QUT in December 2018. She is a graduate lawyer at corporate law firm, Talbot Sayer. Treasure is a serial entrepreneur, having founded two businesses as a university student, a mobile app and microfibre towel business.
Treasure has also been an integral part of The Legal Forecast (TLF), a not-for profit organisation that focuses on innovation and technology, since 2016. Her work with TLF has included acting as a Queensland Executive Board Member and co-developing the concept of Disrupting Law, a 54 hour hackathon launched in 2016, which brings together students and industry to tackle legal problems using innovation and technology.
In keeping with her commitment to innovation that makes a difference, Treasure recently launched a podcast series called Talking Cents (TC) with her sister. TC showcases the work of a number of finance experts in a way that makes “good sense” and helps millennials to get ahead.
“The legal sector has huge opportunities to advance and grow by embracing new technology and innovating. I’m looking forward to my role with the Advisory Board and the opportunities it will bring for me to contribute by leveraging my experience as an entrepreneur and new member of the legal profession by encouraging others to look at the practice of law differently,” Ms Treasure said.
“We are delighted to welcome Rachel to the Advisory Board”, Terri Mottershead, CLI Executive Director said. “We first met through our involvement with TLF and we are excited to be able to continue that as well as expand the diversity of thought and experience on the Board that her appointment makes possible.”
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ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR LEGAL INNOVATION
The Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI) was established by the College of Law in 2016. The objective of the CLI is to act as an incubator for new ways to practise that align with the new approaches to legal service and product delivery. It facilitates opportunities for the professions to discuss and debate the changes taking place in the legal industry, share experience, and find solutions that best support them in remaining competitive in a new and evolving legal marketplace.