Nextlaw Labs driving legal innovation in Australasia

Nextlaw Labs driving legal innovation in Australasia

Chief Growth Officer Maya Markovich has recently been driving significant thought leadership around legal tech and innovation in Australia, a country with five Dentons offices.

Maya is a regular contributor to the Centre for Legal Innovation, an innovation-focused think tank at the College of Law based in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. She was featured in a Spotlight interview, Legalpreneurs Sandbox Podcast, and a Reinvent Legal Business webinar panel discussion on legal tech hubs, their connection to innovation, and their place in an evolving trend toward the establishment of R+D functions. Maya is also part of the CLI Chief Innovation Officers’ Forum, where she collaborates with an international cohort of legal innovation leaders to drive discussion and problem-solving, including a working group tasked with defining key skills and competencies for professionals in the field.

Maya has also been working with The Legal Forecast, a Brisbane-based nonprofit run by early-career professionals focused on advancing legal practice through innovation, technology and strategy. She was featured on “TLF On Speaker”, where she shared founder recommendations and insights from reviewing over 300 investment/collaboration applications from legal tech start-ups. Maya also acts as a mentor for early-career professionals seeking to incorporate innovation into their journey, through the TLF Connect program.

Maya also joined Australia Legal Tech Association’s Women of ALTA for a fireside chat with ALTA president Jodie Baker on legal innovation, building legal tech startups, and theories about the next ‘big thing’ in legal technology. Most recently, Maya was a guest on Sydney-based podcast The Leading Lawyer, where the two discussed the state of the current legal tech market, why some thrive and others don’t, what it takes to be a successful legal tech user or provider, and how COVID has affected the market.