South Africa and the world are changing and that change is accelerating. Even the oldest and most established professions must stay ahead of that change if they are to survive and flourish. From higher client expectations and cost-consciousness to an increasingly crowded marketplace and disruptive technologies, the legal industry of tomorrow will be very different from that for which many attorneys were trained.
This year’s , hosted in conjunction with the Law Society of South Africa, will be held on 22 September 2016 in Cape Town and on 26 & 27 September in Midrand, Johannesburg. This is the only conference in South Africa designed exclusively for legal professionals involved in the running of small to medium-sized legal practices.
Last year’s Practice Management Conference for Attorneys was attended by over 150 partners, directors and associates and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
This year’s event will again look at the key issues affecting SME legal firms - from a legal, marketing, operational, management and financial perspective – and what it takes to remain successful, and compliant, in today’s rapidly changing legal market. The conference topics include sessions on: the legal practice of the future, strategies to grow your practice, marketing and client relationship management strategies, financial and trust account management, an update on the Legal Practice Act and the latest technology trends impacting legal firms.
Key speakers include international practice management expert Gerry Riskin, Founder of Edge International, the Deputy Public Protector, Adv. Kevin Malunga, and senior representatives from leading law firms including Webber Wentzel, Werksmans and Bowman Gilfillan. Directors and partners from several SME legal practices as well as leading consultants to the legal profession will also be speaking.