Andrea Perry-Petersen is available for virutal, national and international events as a keynote speaker, panellist and MC.

With experience in corporate and community law, legal education, innovation and entrepreneurship, Andrea has deep knowledge and is uniquely placed to comment on issues, including how to develop services and products that benefit clients, lawyers and society as a whole.

Andrea has extensive speaking experience at events and as a podcast host, and thoroughly enjoys engaging and sharing her knowledge.

Speaking topics:

  • innovation in legal service delivery
  • design thinking and legal design
  • NewLaw practice models
  • understanding access to justice
  • pro bono and corporate social responsibility
  • innovation in legal education
  • the future of the profession and
  • new ways to think about old problems.

Recent speaking engagements:

QUT Women in Law International Women’s Day Event – March 2022 “How my work #breakthebias”

The University of Southern Qld “Law, Technology and your future” – October 2021 – Guest lecture “Innovation and your legal career”

The Legal Forecast “Disrupting Law” – October 2021 – Judge

International Conference of Legal Regulators – September 2021 – “AI and Access to Justice”

Community Legal Centres Qld – May 2021 – “Innovation and Technology: Opportunities to enhance Access to Justice” 

The University of Denver – April 2021 – Guest lecture “Law + Innovation Lab” Sturm College of Law

ACT Law Society – March 2021 – “How human-centred design can increase diversity and inclusivity in legal education, the profession and for clients”

Justice Society QUT – March 2021 – “International Womens’ Day” #choosetochallenge

TLF on Speaker – August 2020 – “Improving engagement with the law through design”

Brisbane Grammar School – July 2020 – BGS Art Show Iridescence  “What is legal design?”

Qld Law Society Innovation Committee – Case studies: Innovating Access to Justice – November 2019

The Centre for Legal Innovation – Case studies: Legal design in practice – August 2019 Summit

Entrepreneurship, Productivity & Innovation Convention Qld Law Society – “Disrupting law or increasing productivity? What innovation can do for you” June 2019

NSW Law Society inaugural FLIP conference – September 2018 – “Unbundling for commercial law and access to justice”

#JDHorizons Conference – July 2018 – “Innovating Justice”

International Conference of Clinical Legal Education – April 2018 – “Software, students and self-represented litigants”

Bond University – October 2017 – The implications and consequences of law without lawyers 

  • Law

  • Innovation

  • Positive Impact

I have worked with Andrea in digital technology, research and clinical legal education projects.

Andrea is a resourceful mentor and innovator, who inspires and supports teams with client-centered solutions to deliver excellence in legal practice. She has inspired me to be a lateral thinker in a world where law and technology no longer live apart.

Raquel Dos Santos, Managing Lawyer, Everyday Justice, formerly Justice Connect & LawRight

Andrea is a rare shining star in the legal industry. She is passionate towards driving legal innovation but also with a strong focus on improving social outcomes. She’s also great to work with so I encourage legal innovators and disruptors to lend her support in helping change the industry.

Brian Atkin, Head of Innovation Klyp Labs, former Director Digital Transformation Dept of Justice & Attorney General Qld

Andrea’s knowledge of the justice and legal tech space is spot on.

Her insightful feedback and suggestions have been invaluable for myself and team ANIKA in developing and improving our prototype for the Global Legal Hackathon 2018 (and beyond!). Andrea has a wealth of knowledge and most importantly, she’s happy to share it!

I can’t thank Andrea enough for her support.

Perveen Mann, Lawyer and co-founder of ANIKA

Andrea approaches problem solving with a unique perspective that draws on her diverse industry experience, innovative mindset and most importantly, empathy and passion, allowing her to deliver results that really make an impact for all stakeholders, no matter whether they’re disadvantaged clients or law firms looking to leverage technology.

Stevie Ghiassi, CEO Legaler

Andrea has a thorough understanding of the growing demands and increasing pressure on community legal centres “CLCs” to provide access to justice for vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders.

We were lucky to have Andrea present a webinar for over 90 CLC staff and volunteers about her recent Churchill Fellowship research, where she demonstrated the value of human-centred design and multidisciplinary collaboration, shared new approaches to enhance efficiency and impact, and sought to bridge the justice gap through technology and digital innovation.

We are grateful for Andrea’s support and would highly recommend Andrea for any innovation and technology projects your firm is seeking to embark upon.

Carly Hanson, Sector Sustainability Coordinator, Community Legal Centres Queensland

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Andrea Perry-Petersen as part of a panel session for the 2021 International Conference of Legal Regulators.  ICLR is an annual conference attended by regulators of legal services and the legal profession from right across the world.

The subject of our panel discussion was ‘AI in the Access to Justice Toolkit’, and there are few people better qualified to comment on this topic than Andrea.  Andrea’s recent research for her Churchill Fellowship has given her a deep and wide understanding of the potential and the limitations of AI, and of the other elements required to successfully employ technology to increase access to justice.  Legal services regulators are coming to grips with their responsibility to remove barriers to affordable and accessible legal services and they very much appreciated being able to hear from a speaker of Andrea’s calibre.

Jennie Pakula, Manager, Innovation & Consumer Engagement, Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Andrea is at the very forefront in this legal innovation arena – her knowledge and insights are absolute gold!

Zinta Harris, Award-winning specialist estates lawyer, author, speaker - Harris Law

I was so honoured when Andrea accepted my invitation to join the Legally Yours Advisory Board.  

Andrea’s strategic thinking, academic knowledge, her in-depth understanding of digital innovation, and her human-centred design thinking expertise, makes her a standout in the legal profession.

Andrea’s contribution as an Advisor has been so invaluable and instrumental in propelling Legally Yours into its next phase of growth.  

Karen Finch, CEO of Legally Yours & Vice President of the Australian Legal Technology Association

Andrea’s expertise in the fields of law and digital innovation added an invaluable perspective to our International Women’s Day event on #breakthebias.

Andrea’s speech gave a new perspective to female students on the changing legal industry and opened our eyes to the diverse career paths that we could pursue, as well as how this will contribute to improving access to justice.

She conveyed her passion for innovation and breaking down bias in a way that truly inspired and engaged students. 

Andrea is a master at connecting ideas and people.

Her wealth of knowledge expands beyond technology and innovation and her passion for justice underpins all her projects and initiatives (of which there are many!).

I consider Andrea an expert and defer to her judgement when exploring ideas of my own. To this point, Andrea is not precious with her knowledge, she is a generous mentor, offering strategies, solutions and support at every juncture. For me, this bolsters what I already know – Andrea is genuine in her desire to help others and create positive social impact.

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