King & Wood Mallesons
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Director of Legal Logistics
Functional Area: Technology
Year of Induction: 2013
Level 28 Rialto, 525 Collins St.
Melbourne, VIC 3000
CITATION UPON INDUCTION INTO THE COLLEGE
Michelle Mahoney has been a leader in the Australian – and the global – legal market in introducing new technology and improved processes that help lawyers and law firms practice law more effectively. Twenty years ago, she was a pioneer in introducing a new generation of litigation support technology. More recently, in 2011, she led an initiative at King & Wood Mallesons to adopt legal process outsourcing and to announce it publicly as a way for the firm’s clients to control costs. Many Australian law firms then followed in these footsteps. She subsequently introduced legal project management to the firm, and now heads an LPM office that supports the firm’s lawyers. Michelle is a regular and active volunteer in the International Legal Technology Association and, in spite of the distance, regularly attends its annual meeting in the U.S. She has also spoken at Legal Tech and is a regular speaker in Australia. We welcome Michelle as a new Fellow of the College.
—Nominated by Ron Friedmann and Toby Brown, October 2013