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The Sonder Podcast

The Sonder Podcast

By Sonder Consultants
Delve deeper into life as a lawyer across multiple jurisdictions, discover the latest industry updates and hear from top legal professionals about their experiences and how to stay ahead in the current market. At Sonder, we believe everyone has a unique story... listen to them here.
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S2:03: Getting to know your consultant: Aimee Forde
In this episode, Kevin Sinnott, Sonder's Managing Director, sits down with Aimee Forde, Sonder's own Senior Legal Consultant and legal tech expert. Hear about her experience this past year and what's in store for 2022. 
December 21, 2021
S2.02 Getting to know your consultant: Matthew Thomas
In this episode, hear from Matthew Thomas, our specialist Offshore and Ireland consultant here at Sonder. Matt talks about the offshore markets, how they have reacted to the pandemic, tips for lawyers looking to make the move and the busy market this past year. 
December 21, 2021
S2.01 Getting to know your Consultant: Naika Quiñones
In this episode, get to know Naika Quiñones our specialist US consultant here at Sonder. Naika discusses the US market, her top tips for lawyers ready to make a move and predictions for the year ahead. 
December 21, 2021
S1.14 - Sarah Cordner, Director of Client Services at EPIQ Book and Author
Aimee talks to Sarah about her career journey, from working within the aviation industry for 10 years, to securing a role at Minter Ellison, to working for multiple global companies in eDiscovery, to eventually securing her role at EPIQ. Sarah also discusses her life in Melbourne during lockdown, how her team has handled COVID, advancements in legal tech and EPIQ's offering and vision. To conclude, Sarah provides TOP advice for career success and reviews her book ‘From Surviving to Thriving,’ a must read for professionals at all levels in their career.
October 29, 2020
S1.13 - Tom Balmer, Director at TransPerfect Legal Solutions
This week, Aimee sat down with Tom Balmer, Director at TransPerfect - the world's largest provider of legal technology and language solutions. Tom talks about his journey into eDiscovery, working his way up the ranks at TransPerfect and relocating from the UK to Australia. Revealing how the company has grown into what it is today, the challenges along the way, their latest innovations, and why you do not have to take the traditional law route to succeed in a career in legal technology.
October 22, 2020
S1.12 - Alex Solo, Co-founder of Sprintlaw
Welcome to season 2 of the Sonder Podcast. This week Aimee Forde caught up with Alex Solo, Co-founder of Sprintlaw. Alex lets us into the world of NewLaw and explains more about the entrepreneurial side of legal services. He talks about his time at Clayton Utz, his inspiration behind the launch of Sprintlaw, the selling points of their services, and how technology and innovation is key to success.
October 15, 2020
S1.11 - Interview with Melissa Lyon, Associate Principal at Hive Legal
In this episode, Aimee speaks with Melissa Lyon to discover more about her world working as an Associate Principal for Hive Legal. Melissa talks about how she got started, her journey working as a lawyer, and making it to partnership, to then transitioning into business development and innovation. Melissa reveals how she integrates her work and life to enjoy a healthy balance and why she feels fulfilled in her career. She also talks about Hive Legal and how they remove traditional law firm barriers to improve employee and client experiences.
October 01, 2020
S1.10 - Kevin Sinnott, Founder and Director of Sonder Consultants
In this episode, we chat with our very own, Kevin Sinnott, Director and Founder of Sonder Consultants. Like our other guests, Kevin has been on a long journey to get where he is today. Born in Ireland, he reveals how he ended up in Australia and his motivation behind starting his own legal recruitment company. Kevin also talks about Sonders growth, how COVID has affected the market but also presented new opportunities, what attributes he looks for when hiring, plus much more. 
September 24, 2020
S1.09 - Andrew Caspersonn, eDiscovery Lead APAC at Allen & Overy
This week, we chat with Andrew Caspersonn, eDiscovery Lead APAC at Allen & Overy in Sydney. Andrew talks about how he worked his way up the ranks, his role at A&O, the challenges the team faced in recent months, the advantage of working in a law firm over service provider, new technologies in the market and the key skills and attributes required to excel in a career in eDiscovery.
September 17, 2020
S1.08 - Stan Gallo, Forensic Services Partner at BDO Australia
In this episode, Aimee talks with Stan Gallo, Forensic Services Partner at BDO in Brisbane. Stan talks about his early career, how he got where he is today, including his time working as a detective on some very high profile cases across Australia. Stan also delves deeper into his latest role and specialist areas including, fraud, misconduct, compliance related matters, and the identification, preservation and analysis of digital evidence in cyber and technology related investigations. Revealing the latest innovations in forensic tech and why it is an exciting time for BDO!
September 10, 2020
S1.07 - Interview with Jodie Baker, Founder & CEO at Xakia
This week, Jodie Baker, Founder & CEO at Xakia talks about her amazing career journey, all things legal technology and software that’s empowering in-house legal teams. We also discuss the challenges her team continue to face during the pandemic, her role as Chair of the Australian Legal Technology Association and what they have achieved, the market in Australia, key skills and attributes required to excel in the industry, plus much more. 
September 03, 2020
S1.06 - Daniel Kavan – Legal Technology Consultant at Relativity
In episode 6, Daniel Kavan, Legal Technology Consultant at Relativity, dives deep into his career journey, revealing how he got where he is today and what he learnt along the way. From working overseas in London during the financial crisis to developing his legal tech career in Europe, Australia and Asia to finally, transitioning from law firm to service provider. Daniel also reveals current trends he is seeing in AI and the Cloud and where legal technology is heading in the next 5-10 years. 
August 27, 2020
S1.05 - Roshan Kumaragamage, Head of Legal Technology at MinterEllison
In this episode, we talk to Roshan Kumaragamage, Head of Legal Technology at MinterEllison, who is currently working from home in Victoria. Roshan talks all things legal tech, from his journey into the industry to how far it has come, the challenges he faced at the start of the pandemic, working remotely as his workload increased, and where legal technology such as forensic tech and AI is heading in the future. 
August 20, 2020
S1.04 - Matthew Golab, Director of Legal Informatics and R+D at Gilbert + Tobin
In this episode, we chat with Matthew Golab, Director of Legal Informatics and R+D at Gilbert + Tobin. Matthew opens up about his journey into the industry, his role and the challenges his team face during the pandemic, the evolvement of legal tech, and how Gilbert + Tobin stay on top of their game when it comes to eDiscovery. If you are a recent graduate, take note! Matthew also provides top advice on how to get into the industry. 
August 13, 2020
S1.03 - Dominic Woolrych, CEO of Lawpath
In episode three of The Sonder Podcast, we speak to Dominic Woolrych, CEO of Lawpath, an Australian legal technology company that provides software solutions to small businesses across the country. Dominic discusses his journey, the latest trends in the industry, and details how COVID has positively impacted his business and rapidly exhilarated the adoption of online legal software solutions. 
August 06, 2020
S1.02 - Shengshi Zhao, Director, Sentre Consulting
In this episode, we take a deeper dive into the consulting side of legal technology by talking to Shengshi Zhao, Director at Sentre Consulting and Data Privacy & Risk Specialist. Shengshi talks about her life transitioning from working in a law firm to running a successful consultancy business. She also reveals key market trends, how the industry has been affected by COVID and explains why it's an exciting time for legal technology...
July 30, 2020
S1.01 - Phil Smith, Co-Head of eDiscovery Services, Ashurst Advance
Sonder's Senior Search Consultant Aimee Forde sits down with Phil Smith, Co-Head of eDiscovery Services at Ashurst Advance to talk all things legal tech. Phil reveals key insights into the current market in Australia and discusses how Covid has changed things. He also talks about his life working with a team of legal technology specialists in Australia and working from home with his wife and two new kittens. 
July 23, 2020