Registration & Breakfast
Future Sight: The Promise of Technology to Revolutionize Legal Practice
Nearly all observers agree that we are in the midst of a true paradigm shift in the delivery of legal service. Most also agree that technology is one of the leading drivers of change when it comes to accessibility, adaptability, and accelerated development. What is less clear, however, is how specifically the so-termed technological revolution will come to impact the future of lawyers and lawyering in years to come. The opening keynote, delivered by one of the world’s foremost authorities on cognitive learning and the law, addresses the future of legal technology and its impact on the current legal service model.
Daniel Martin Katz, Associate Professor of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law
State of Play: Innovations Already at Work in the Law
While much of its promise lies in the future, technology already enables significant advances in the quality, speed and cost of legal service. This lively conversation examines the current state of technologies available to legal practitioners, as well as a frank assessment of ROI on corporate and law firm operations, customer service, and strategic growth.
Jason Moyse, Industry Lead, MaRS LegalX; Manager, Legal Business Solutions, Elevate Services
Karl Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, Riverview Law
Edward Hartman, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, LegalZoom
William D. Henderson, Professor of Law and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow; Indiana University Maurer School of Law
How Contract Automation is Changing the Transactional Practice
Legal professionals now have the capacity to draft and manage increasingly complex legal documents through recent technological breakthroughs in contract automation and drafting. Such technology “learns” from experience and progressively adds more value to the daily workflow of lawyers, paralegals and staff. This distinguished panel will examine the evolution of technology-generated contracts in the transforming transactional practice of today. Attendees will gain practical insight into how these emerging technologies are interacting with lawyers and other professionals; how quality and confidentially are being preserved through automation; and finally, what ongoing advances in document drafting will augur for other facets of legal practice.
Jean Cumming, Editor-in-Chief &Market Director, Lexpert
Ned Gannon, Chief Executive Officer, eBrevia, Inc
Fred Headon, Assistant General Counsel – Labour and Employment Law, Air Canada
Mara Nickerson, Chief Knowledge Officer, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Mark Tamminga, Partner, Leader of Innovation Initiatives, Gowling WLG
Andy Wishart, Global Head – ContractExpress, Thomson Reuters
The Impact of Design: A Corporate Legal Department Conversation
Design change is almost always required to make the most of what technology enables. Legal technology is no exception. In this session, a panel of pioneering corporate legal departments and academic scholars will discuss how design thinking is impacting their in-house processes and purchasing power in a diverse and competitive marketplace.
Jennifer Brown, Managing Editor, Canadian Lawyer InHouse & Law Times
Liam Brown, Founder & Chairman, Elevate Services, Inc.
David Cunningham, Chief Information Officer, Winston & Strawn LLP
Alexander C. Gavis, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Fidelity Investments
Jolie Lin, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, BMO Financial Group
Linda Rush, Privacy Officer & Associate General Counsel, Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Legal Analytics: Innovation at the Crossroads of Technology, Data, and Law
Data analytics provides a powerful new tool to inside and outside counsel. In addition to offering efficient and fiscally prudent solutions for harried lawyers, data analytics provides vital strategic advantages for matter-level management and more favorable legal outcomes. This closing conversation welcomes a number of prominent legal tech start ups for an earnest discussion on how breakthroughs in data analytics are continuing to reshape the current legal environment.
Carlos Gamez, Senior Director of Innovation, Legal, Thomson Reuters
David Curle, Director, Market Intelligence, Legal, Thomson Reuters
Matt Gillis, President, Neota Logic Inc.
Jennifer Roberts, Data Scientist, Intapp, Inc.
Toby Unwin, Chief Innovation Officer, Premonition LLC
101 College Street
Toronto, ON ON M5G 1L7
Dress code: Business casual. We suggest dressing in layers because conference rooms can fluctuate in temperature.
Sheraton Centre Toronto