Australia's innovation law firm Lander & Rogers launches AI Lab

AI Lab by Lander & Rogers logo on blue background.
  • Law firm channels substantial investment into artificial intelligence (AI) program
  • The pioneering program invites a broad array of stakeholders to contribute to and influence the future of the legal industry

Lander & Rogers has reinforced its position as one of Australia's most forward-thinking law firms with the launch of the AI Lab by Lander & Rogers ─ a program dedicated to AI and its impact on the legal profession.

Following on from its lauded AI clinical program for undergraduate law students in partnership with leading research institution, Monash University, the AI Lab by Lander & Rogers recognises the revolutionary power of AI in the law and its potential to enhance client service and super-charge firm efficiency.

AI has sparked a rapid evolution throughout the legal profession and Lander & Rogers is committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation, especially as it relates to emerging technologies. The AI Lab by Lander & Rogers fuses cutting-edge AI research, development, education, and ethics to shape the future of law with three strategic pillars:

Transform: Actively exploring and implementing AI use cases within legal practice, moving beyond testing to full integration into operational and client service frameworks.

Develop: Generating innovative proof-of-concepts and prototypes while customising AI technology to suit specific legal environments and client needs. Simultaneously, the firm is fostering AI literacy and understanding among its people, clients, and the community to nurture informed perspectives on the potential and limitations of AI in legal contexts.

Partner: Collaborating with the LawTech Hub by Lander & Rogers and the broader innovation ecosystem, including industry leaders, academic institutions, and AI startups to drive innovation while prioritising transparency, responsibility, and ethical considerations.

As a top priority, Lander & Rogers is one of the first independent law firms in Australia to deploy Microsoft Copilot. The cutting-edge generative AI assistant is now embedded in the firm providing support in diverse tasks such as contract drafting and review, data extraction and analysis, legal research and reasoning, and even simpler activities like formatting documents, composing emails or summarising meetings.

Established by Lander & Rogers', the AI Lab is led by the firm's award-winning iHub innovation function, key members of its Technology group, and a selection of partners and lawyers who are actively engaging with AI.

Lander & Rogers chief executive partner, Genevieve Collins said: "Our investment in this new AI Lab is a testament to the firm's innovative core and commitment to excellence in legal services. We believe this strategic investment will not only lift our technological capabilities but also set new benchmarks for the profession."

Lander & Rogers' chief innovation officer and AI strategic lead, Michelle Bey said: "Embracing AI isn't just a choice; it's an imperative in maintaining our position as innovation leaders in Australia as we look toward the future. There is an undeniable synergy between law and AI, and like any traditional industry, the legal industry must leverage it. Introducing our AI Lab isn't just about adapting; it's about defining the next legal horizon."

Lander & Rogers' AI technical lead and head of AI engineering, Jared Woodruff, added: "The introduction of the AI Lab by Lander & Rogers marks a pivotal shift in the legal technology landscape. As head of AI engineering, I am deeply committed to leading the development and deployment of innovative AI solutions. Our goal is to create intuitive and revolutionary AI systems that transform legal methodologies and position our firm as a pioneer that sets the industry standard for innovation."

As Lander & Rogers embarks on this groundbreaking new program, the firm invites clients, AI-focused startups and scaleups, partners, and the legal community to collaborate in shaping the future of the legal profession.

The AI Lab by Lander & Rogers has officially launched.

Key contacts

Genevieve Collins

Chief Executive Partner

Michelle Bey

Chief Innovation Officer & Transformation Lead

Jared Woodruff

Head of AI Engineering

Courtney Blackman

Courtney Blackman

Head of Partnerships