Janelle Kerrisk – Queensland Law Society Symposium 2020

Principal, Helix Legal

Janelle Kerrisk is a Principal of Helix Legal, a new law firm founded by her in 2016 to create an alternative for construction industry participants that embraces innovation and provides a positive work environment for all employees. Janelle believes that technology and innovation help lawyers come alive and has experimented with a variety of online platforms, project-planning methods, flexible working models, marketing tactics, fixed fee options and hierarchy-less management techniques to achieve this goal.

Through Janelle’s vision to build a scalable business at Helix Legal, she founded LawLancer. LawLancer is a legal tech start-up established to provide summer clerks to firms in any season. Born to meet the changing landscape of law, LawLancer harnesses the power of technology and mobilises thousands of engaged but under-utilised freelance clerks currently studying law across the country. LawLancer gives progressive law firms instant access to a talent pool of law students – www.lawlancer.legal.

Helix Legal was a 2018 Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for New Law Firm of the Year and was also listed as a Top 100 Cool Company by Anthill Magazine.  In 2017 Helix was the recipient of the Janders Dean Legal Innovation Index 2017 Award and The LawTech Innovation in legal IT (people’s choice) Award.  Janelle is an active member of the Australian Legal Technology Association, the Queensland Law Society Innovation Committee and is a member of the Program Board of the College of Law Master in Legal Business.

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