The Emerging Legal Technology Forum

Event Details

Sep 20, 2016

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Toronto, ON

$495 CAD

Together Thomson Reuters and MaRS LegalX are pleased to present the Emerging Legal Technology Forum at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on September 20, 2016 – a premier forum showcasing top legal industry professionals and change leaders taking a comprehensive look at ways to use technology to revolutionize legal practice.

This program examines the current state of technologies available and the impact they are having in the firm, how contract and document automation is changing the transactional practice, the design change requirements to leverage technology to improve delivery of legal services, and the power in leveraging legal data analytics.

Seating is limited. Register online today!

If you are a legal entreprenuer, please email fmomen@marsdd.com indicating your interest in attending; you may be eligible for a discounted ticket.

*This program has been accredited for 3 hours and 45 minutes of Professionalism Content.  This program is also eligible for 1 hour and 30 minutes of Substantive Content.

Why You Should Attend

  • Engage top legal industry professionals and leaders on new and future technology trends impacting law practice.
  • Network with colleagues and exchange ideas through interactive conversations.
  • Gain valuable and digestible insight for application at your firm.

Who Should Attend

  • Law firm COOs
  • Law firm CIOs
  • Law firm Managing Partners
  • Law firm Knowledge Managers
  • Law firm Innovation Leads
  • Law firm Practice Leads
  • Law firm Project Management Leads
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Legal Technology Consultants
  • Legal Change Consultants

Event Details

Tuesday, Sep 20

8:00AM
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM
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.

Presenter:
Daniel Martin Katz, Associate Professor of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law

9:45 AM
Break
10:00 AM
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.

Moderator:
Jason Moyse, Industry Lead, MaRS LegalX; Manager, Legal Business Solutions, Elevate Services

Panelists:
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

11:00 AM
Break
11:15 AM
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.

Moderator:
Jean Cumming, Editor-in-Chief &Market Director, Lexpert

Panelists:
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

12:15 PM
Luncheon
1:15 PM
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.

Moderator:
Jennifer Brown, Managing Editor, Canadian Lawyer InHouse & Law Times

Panelists:
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.

2:30 PM
Break
2:45 PM
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.

Moderator:
Carlos Gamez, Senior Director of Innovation, Legal, Thomson Reuters

Panelists:
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

4:00 PM
Reception
Daniel Martin Katz

Associate Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

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Jennifer Brown

Managing Editor, Canadian Lawyer InHouse and Law Times

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Liam Brown

Founder & Chairman, Elevate Services, Inc.

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Karl Chapman

Chief Executive Officer, Riverview Law

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Jean Cumming

Editor-in-Chief & Market Director, Lexpert, Thomson Reuters

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David B Cunningham

Chief Information Officer, Winston & Strawn LLP

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David Curle

Director of Market Intelligence
Thomson Reuters Legal

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Carlos Gamez

Senior Director of Innovation, Legal, Thomson Reuters

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Ned Gannon

Chief Executive Officer
eBrevia, Inc

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Alexander C. Gavis

Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Fidelity Investments

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Matthew Gillis

President, Neota Logic Inc.

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Ed Hartman

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, LegalZoom

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Fred Headon

Assistant General Counsel - Labour & Employment, Air Canada

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William D. Henderson

Professor of Law and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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Jolie Lin

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, T&O and Chief Knowledge Officer, BMO Financial Group

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Jason Moyse

Industry Lead, MaRS LegalX; Manager, Legal Business Solutions, Elevate Services, Inc.

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Mara Nickerson

Chief Knowledge Officer, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Jennifer Roberts

Data Scientist for New Initiatives
Intapp

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Linda Rush

Associate General Counsel & Privacy Officer, Avis Budget Group

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Mark Tamminga

Partner & Leader of Innovation Initiatives, Gowling WLG

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Toby Unwin

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer
Premonition LLC

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Andy Wishart

Global Head – ContractExpress
Thomson Reuters

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Accreditation

MaRS Discovery District

101 College Street
Toronto, ON ON M5G 1L7

Dress code: Business casual.  We suggest dressing in layers because conference rooms can fluctuate in temperature.

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