Inaugural Thomson Reuters Canadian Legal Market Update

Event Details

Jun 07, 2016

2:30PM - 7:30PM

Toronto, ON


The Canadian legal market is experiencing unprecedented change. From NewLaw entrants to OldLaw combinations, economic uncertainty and evolving client concerns, the once-stagnant legal market is now a vista of profound upheaval. This June, Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor and The Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute proudly present an inaugural leadership summit featuring exclusive Thomson Reuters data and provocative conversation with distinguished legal clients and law firm practitioners.

To request an invitation to this exclusive summit, please contact Ruth Bowen ( or Brent Turner (

Seating is extremely limited.

Who Should Attend

Law firm CFOs Law firm COOs Law firm CMOs Law firm Managing Partners Law firm Executive Directors

Event Details

Tuesday, Jun 07

Opening Remarks

Neil Sternthal, Managing Director, Canada, Thomson Reuters

The State of the Canadian Legal Market

This opening conversation offers a brisk overview of important developments in the profession and business of law. Our panel will address the nature and pace of global change that law firms must navigate, including emerging client preferences, the progress of legal technology, law firm staffing models, and key practice areas for growth in 2016. Our discussion will examine the interaction of these trends and their implications for law firms and lawyers, including suggestions on what type of reforms law firm leaders should consider in response.

David Curle, Director, Market Intelligence, Thomson Reuters Legal

Matthew D. Peters, Partner & National Leader, Markets, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Terra Rebick, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Procurement and Compliance Officer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Anne L. Ristic, Assistant Managing Partner, Toronto office, Stikeman Elliott LLP
Brent Turner, Client Development, Peer Monitor, Thomson Reuters Legal

Strange Bedfellows: Examining Alternative Law Firm Operating Structures though Third Party & In-House Innovation

Buoyed by client demands for more efficient and affordable legal service, some of Canada’s most innovative law firms have set about restructuring their enterprise model through in-house innovation or third-party partnerships emblematic of an industry in flux. This closing conversation examines the successes and challenges of such forward-thinking measures, along with a frank analysis of whether or not collaborative ventures are truly having their expected client impact.

Gail J. Cohen, Editor in Chief, Canadian Lawyer

Friedrich Blase, Ph.D., Global Director, Legal Managed Services, Thomson Reuters Legal
Peter Carayiannis, Partner, Deloitte Conduit Law LLP
Christopher Fowles, Partner & Head of Legal Services Centre, Torys LLP

Cocktail Reception
Dinner at TOCA Restaurant

Join us for dinner at Chef Oliver Glowig’s critically acclaimed Italian restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton Toronto Hotel.


The Ritz-Carlton Toronto

181 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON

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