Joanna Goodman

Writer & IT columnist at Law Society Gazette, Guardian Media Network


Joanna is a freelance journalist, writer and author. She covers technology, business and media topics for national publications and blue-chip corporates. Her regular columns are in the Law Society Gazette and The Guardian. Technology, particularly Legal IT, is a key specialism. She writes and edits industry updates and other marketing material for blue-chip corporates.

Joanna writes regular features for The Guardian Media & Tech Network about cutting-edge technology, digital business, brands and media. She is the IT columnist for The Law Society Gazette and her book, Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services was published by Ark Group in 2016.

She is a regular panelist on Ark Group’s Legal IT, KM Legal and Risk, Regulation and Compliance events in 2017. She was a panelist on AXA/PPP’s health tech roundtable and she will be participating in further events through 2017.

She has contributed to several supplements published by Raconteur for The Times, covering Artificial Intelligence, Legal Innovation, Legal Efficiency, Big Data, Intellectual Property and Corporate Fraud. Previously, Her work has appeared in Legal Business,The Lawyer and City A.M. She was a columnist for Legal IT Professionals and launch editor of its magazine Legal IT Today.

She also does screenwriting. She has written several short films and an independent feature film, Alfheim’s Edge (2016) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5017128/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_1 . Her short film, Rauða Hettan, IMDb page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2765806/ was screened at the London Independent Film Festival in April 2013. In October 2013 the short film, Robomance, was shortlisted for best use of words in the London 48Hour Film Project.

My Sessions

Putting the robots to work: practical AI in law firms

Main Room

What is the practical role of the AI in the legal industry, and how does it support traditional processes? How does the use of AI create new opportunities for the legal sector? Will the AI support or disrupt the legal industry – and what does the final answer depend upon? Does NewLaw also get affected […]