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Law Apps and Legal Disruption

  • GM17, Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

A Conversation with Julian Uebergang (Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Neota Logic), Associate Professor Jeannie Paterson (Melbourne Law School), and Blake Connell (Graduate Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills).

New technologies are rapidly disrupting the way law is practiced.  Law apps and other digital tools have the potential to increase business efficacy and access to justice; however the legal industry often lags behind others in adopting them.

Julian Uebergang, Assoc. Prof. Jeannie Paterson and Blake Connell will discuss how digital technology is changing legal products and services, and how law firms and legal education are responding to these changes. They will explore the new commercial and career opportunities enabled by law apps and technology, and the ongoing place for human lawyers in a disrupted and fragmented legal industry.

Julian will also introduce Neota Logic and why it is a popular choice for law apps, including the Law Apps subject at MLS.

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions afterwards.


Neota Logic created a no-code software platform that allows non-programmers to build, test, maintain and deploy digital expert applications.

Julian Uebergang is the Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Neota Logic. He has extensive experience with technology services, business strategy and P&L accountability. He also has significant eDiscovery experience, having co-founded PinPoint Global in London and ultimately joining NASDAQ-listed Epiq Systems through acquisition to lead their international Client Services and Operations division.

Associate Professor Jeannie Paterson of MLS teaches and researches in the areas of contracts and consumer protection. She is the co-author (with Andrew Robertson and Arlen Duke) of Principles of Contract Law and Contract: Cases and Materials. Her current research covers, amongst other topics, the impact and potential of new technology in the consumer context. At MLS she teaches the JD subject New Technology Law, and the Australian Consumer Law Masters subject.

Blake Connell is a Graduate Solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills. He graduated from the Melbourne JD in 2016, where he undertook the Law Apps subject and received the Neota Logic Award for Law Apps, and the Slater and Gordon Award for the Best Law App. His work at HSF often involves helping the firm deliver tech-based solutions to legal problems.