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June 12, 2024 | ARCADIAN TORONTO

#LegalTechCA

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The LegalTech Summit Canada is uniting the boldest voices in legal technology to discuss the newest innovations, share practical strategies for differentiating yourself from rival organizations, and provide hands on, practical examples of modernized law practices that are maximizing efficiency.

Deploying the right technology is more critical than ever to gain the competitive edge and deliver positive outcomes for clients and internal stakeholders alike.

That’s why we’ll be covering everything law firms and in-house departments need to stay on top of the latest trends, drive efficiency in their organizations, and thrive in an evolving legal industry. 

Join us to stay ahead of tomorrow’s legal landscape.

Why attend?

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    Learn about the latest technologies and how to automate legal workflow to provide better service to clients

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    Discover key considerations for identifying and rolling out technology that aligns with overall strategy

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    Explore the potential of Generative AI for legal firms and how to use it effectively

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    Get practical tips on the latest cybersecurity technologies and data protection strategies to minimize the risk of cyber threats and data breaches

2023 SPEAKERS


Sukesh Kamra
Sukesh Kamra

Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer
Torys LLP

Michael Bowmile
Michael Bowmile

Senior Legal Counsel
Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited

Charles Daoust
Charles Daoust

Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial
Air Canada

Andrew Terrett
Andrew Terrett

National Director, Legal Technology & Service Delivery
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Ginevra Saylor
Ginevra Saylor

National Director, Innovation and Knowledge Programs
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Jordan Atin
Jordan Atin

Co-founder & CEO
eState Planner

Gideon Christian PhD
Gideon Christian PhD

Assistant Professor (AI and Law) Faculty of Law
University of Calgary

David Cohen
David Cohen

Senior Director, Client Service Delivery
McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Dan Dagan
Dan Dagan

General Counsel
Siemens Energy Canada Limited

Tiana Van Dyk
Tiana Van Dyk

Managing Director, Canada
EPIQ

Pratima Enjati
Pratima Enjati

Director, Legal Technology and Process, Legal, Governance & Compliance
Sun Life Financial

Jean-François L’Ecuyer
Jean-François L’Ecuyer

Chief Revenue Officer
Edilex

Mark Le Blanc
Mark Le Blanc

Lead, Thrive Legal
Simplex Legal LLP

Charles Gluckstein
Charles Gluckstein

Managing Partner
Gluckstein Lawyers

Monica Goyal
Monica Goyal

Director of Legal Innovation and Lawyer
Caravel Law LLP

Al Hounsell
Al Hounsell

Director – Strategic Innovation & Legal Design
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Ian Hull
Ian Hull

Co-founder
eState Planner

Marlon Hylton
Marlon Hylton

Senior Counsel & CEO
INNOV-8 Data Counsel & INNOV-8 Legal Inc.

Rustam Juma
Rustam Juma

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Volkswagen Group Canada Inc.

Malcolm Muthulingum
Malcolm Muthulingum

CEO
LEAP Canada

Pinar Ozyetis
Pinar Ozyetis

General Counsel
StackAdapt

Christina Porretta
Christina Porretta

Chief Legal Officer
BDO Canada

Donna C. Purcell, K.C.
Donna C. Purcell, K.C.

Lawyer & Chief Innovation Officer
Donna Purcell KC Law

Sondra Rebenchuk
Sondra Rebenchuk

Senior Innovation Counsel
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Gillian Scott
Gillian Scott

Partner, Litigation Operations & Innovative Products
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

John Sulja
John Sulja

Chief Information Officer
Dye & Durham

Rachelle Thompson, CBAP
Rachelle Thompson, CBAP

Senior Director, Practice and Client Innovation
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Brandon Track
Brandon Track

Corporate Counsel
Cisco Systems Canada Co.

Art Wilson
Art Wilson

Manager, Access to Innovation
Law Society of Ontario

Simon Wormwell
Simon Wormwell

Chief, Strategic Enterprise Initiatives
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Susan Wortzman
Susan Wortzman

Partner
MT>3, a Division of McCarthy Tetrault

Danielle Young
Danielle Young

VP & Chief Counsel, Global Privacy & Cybersecurity
Manulife

2023 AGENDA


All times in ET
  • Registration and breakfast
  • Opening remarks from chairperson
    Pinar Ozyetis
    Pinar Ozyetis

    General Counsel
    StackAdapt

  • Welcome address from Event Partner
    Jean-François L’Ecuyer
    Jean-François L’Ecuyer

    Chief Revenue Officer
    Edilex

  • Panel: Emerging technologies and automated workflow in the legal industry

    Emerging technologies are enabling lawyers to improve service delivery and automate their workflow. Legal tech tools not only remove repetitive tasks from a lawyer’s busy schedule but can also address one of the biggest challenges that lawyers face – the handling of large volumes of contracts. This session will explore the latest technologies and provide practical advice on how they can be used to automate legal workflow and, in turn, maximize service to clients. 

    • Using contract workflow technology to rapidly store, alter, review, and approve agreements  
    • New developments in contract drafting software to reduce risk, provide better oversight, and lessen the time spent on standardized procedures 
    • Harnessing tools for enhanced automation of legal research 
    • Generating, managing, and storing contracts digitally to create a more efficient contract workflow 
    • Key considerations in implementing legal document automation solutions 
    • Best practices in document and contract analysis 
    Moderator
    Jean-François L’Ecuyer
    Jean-François L’Ecuyer

    Chief Revenue Officer
    Edilex

    Panelists
    Andrew Terrett
    Andrew Terrett

    National Director, Legal Technology & Service Delivery
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

    Monica Goyal
    Monica Goyal

    Director of Legal Innovation and Lawyer
    Caravel Law LLP

    Art Wilson
    Art Wilson

    Manager, Access to Innovation
    Law Society of Ontario

    Ginevra Saylor
    Ginevra Saylor

    National Director, Innovation and Knowledge Programs
    Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

  • Panel: The strategic use of legal tech: Adopting a client-focused transformation strategy

    With legal tech offerings constantly evolving and improving, organizations are under increased pressure to modernize their technology. Utilizing technology is critical to delivering outcomes for your clients and internal stakeholders; however, so too is the process of planning for and deploying the right technology that can deliver lower costs, increased efficiency, improved data insights, and heightened client and employee satisfaction. This session will address key considerations for law firms and departments when identifying and rolling out the right technology, including ways to align legal tech with overall strategy. 

    • Key factors to consider when adopting new legal tech 
    • Steps in establishing groundwork for new implementation 
    • Change management best practices: overcoming adoption issues and incentivizing lawyers to adopt 
    • Adopting a customer-first mindset: understanding clients’ needs and behaviours to develop legal tech offerings  
    • Using existing technology vs. purchasing in recessionary downturn: How to leverage your current technology platform to meet future economic and business needs 
    • Exploring and weighing the value of ALSPs (Alternative Legal Service Providers) 
    Moderator
    Gillian Scott
    Gillian Scott

    Partner, Litigation Operations & Innovative Products
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    Panelists
    Malcolm Muthulingum
    Malcolm Muthulingum

    CEO
    LEAP Canada

    Sukesh Kamra
    Sukesh Kamra

    Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer
    Torys LLP

    Dan Dagan
    Dan Dagan

    General Counsel
    Siemens Energy Canada Limited

    Sondra Rebenchuk
    Sondra Rebenchuk

    Senior Innovation Counsel
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

  • Networking coffee break
  • Panel: Evolution of the cloud: role of cloud-native platforms

    Cloud computing has become an integral component for an increasing number of law firms and legal departments, as it provides mobility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness with easy setups. Newer to the scene has been the move to cloud-native platforms. Cloud native, a software approach of building, deploying, and managing modern applications in cloud computing environments, allows firms to build highly scalable, flexible, and resilient applications that they can update quickly to meet customer demands. This session will explore the evolution of the cloud, the emergence of cloud-native platforms, and best practices for utilizing the benefits they provide. 

    • How cloud-native technologies can support fast changes to applications without impacting service delivery, providing law firms with an innovative, competitive advantage 
    • Overcoming hesitancy of using the cloud: understanding common risks and myths of moving to the cloud  
    • Best practices for leveraging cloud-based platforms to increase the security of client data, lower costs, increase productivity, and boost client satisfaction 
    • Key factors in planning and moving to the cloud safely and securely: creating a cloud migration strategy 
    • Choosing between a private vs. public cloud: pros and cons for law firms 
    • How a cloud-native approach can benefit law firms 
    Moderator
    Rachelle Thompson, CBAP
    Rachelle Thompson, CBAP

    Senior Director, Practice and Client Innovation
    Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

    Panelists
    Michael Bowmile
    Michael Bowmile

    Senior Legal Counsel
    Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited

    Pratima Enjati
    Pratima Enjati

    Director, Legal Technology and Process, Legal, Governance & Compliance
    Sun Life Financial

    John Sulja
    John Sulja

    Chief Information Officer
    Dye & Durham

  • Panel: Generative artificial intelligence and its impact on the legal profession

    Artificial Intelligence has already shown a great ability to disrupt and transform the legal industry, assisting with tasks such as legal research, contract review, and predictive analytics. However, generative AI and its game-changing potential for the legal industry has recently created a buzz with its impressive and increasingly sophisticated capabilities. This session will explore the current state of Generative AI, where it is likely heading, and practical ways that legal firms and departments can use it to make an immediate impact.  

    • The latest on Generative AI and how it can be applied to the legal profession 
    • The growing importance of ethics and accountability with the use of generative AI 
    • Current capabilities and uses for ChatGPT-3 and what to expect from GPT-4: current potential and limitations in its application to the legal sphere 
    • What the future holds for generative AI and where it could lead the legal industry long term 
    • Addressing the risk of embedded bias in data that fuels Generative AI and the inability to adequately understand the rationale behind AI-derived decisions  
    Moderator
    Gideon Christian PhD
    Gideon Christian PhD

    Assistant Professor (AI and Law) Faculty of Law
    University of Calgary

    Panelists
    Al Hounsell
    Al Hounsell

    Director – Strategic Innovation & Legal Design
    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

    David Cohen
    David Cohen

    Senior Director, Client Service Delivery
    McCarthy Tetrault LLP

    Charles Daoust
    Charles Daoust

    Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial
    Air Canada

    Mark Le Blanc
    Mark Le Blanc

    Lead, Thrive Legal
    Simplex Legal LLP

  • Networking lunch
  • Panel: Data privacy amidst legal innovation: The role of cybersecurity

    Legal departments and law firms have always been required to be vigilant about the ways they handle, transfer, and store data, but now, in a world of rapidly evolving legal technology, this has become increasingly critical and challenging. The ability to anticipate future risks, protect sensitive client information, and recover mission-critical operations after a cyberattack is a necessity for legal practices. This session will explore the latest cybersecurity technologies and data protection strategies to provide you with practical, proactive measures to minimize the risk of cyber threats and data breaches. 

    • Key cybersecurity risks in the legal profession 
    • Establishing training to ensure legal professionals are up to speed on cybersecurity best practices 
    • The latest tech-related cybersecurity tools and processes to protect data in the fast-changing legal industry: how to maximize the protection of client data and privileged client communications 
    • Practical strategies for optimizing the balance between security and productivity  
    • Key components in creating an effective incident response plan and protect against reputation damage 
    Moderator
    Rustam Juma
    Rustam Juma

    General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    Volkswagen Group Canada Inc.

    Panelists
    Brandon Track
    Brandon Track

    Corporate Counsel
    Cisco Systems Canada Co.

    Charles Daoust
    Charles Daoust

    Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial
    Air Canada

  • Panel: Harnessing the power of enhance data analytics capabilities

    With the help of increasingly sophisticated technologies, corporate legal departments and law firms can strategically enhance client relationships and increase overall efficiencies through rapidly evolving data analytics processes. This session will examine how emerging data analytics capabilities are assisting law firms and departments to use the vast quantity of data at their disposal to improve their bottom line while increasing their service to clients. 

    • Best practices for harnessing the true power of data and analytics strategies to optimize decision-making 
    • Implementing strategies and innovations backed by data analytics to improve efficiencies and client services 
    • Methods for leveraging technology to monitor and enhance team performance: identifying metrics to better understand how your firm/department is operating 
    • How data analytics techniques can streamline e-discovery, improve legal research, and facilitate law firm marketing while increasing client satisfaction 
    • Role of litigation analytics in making informed, risk-based litigation decisions 
    • How to leverage data analytics to measure the effectiveness of your practice: use of data analytics in promoting lawyer productivity 
    Moderator
    Simon Wormwell
    Simon Wormwell

    Chief, Strategic Enterprise Initiatives
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    Panelists
    Christina Porretta
    Christina Porretta

    Chief Legal Officer
    BDO Canada

    Tiana Van Dyk
    Tiana Van Dyk

    Managing Director, Canada
    EPIQ

    Donna C. Purcell, K.C.
    Donna C. Purcell, K.C.

    Lawyer & Chief Innovation Officer
    Donna Purcell KC Law

  • Networking coffee break
  • Tech Talk: Estate Planning Technology
    Ian Hull
    Ian Hull

    Co-founder
    eState Planner

    Jordan Atin
    Jordan Atin

    Co-founder & CEO
    eState Planner

  • Innovative legal tech impacting e-discovery: role of portable AI

    With growing volumes of data and increasingly diverse data sources, technology such as machine learning and AI can play a critical role in prioritizing documents and providing greater accuracy within datasets to help quickly surface key facts in litigation, investigations, and other legal matters. Portable AI is an emerging tool that can be used to deliver practical improvements in e-discovery. This session will examine the latest trends in e-discovery and how they can be applied in legal firms and departments. 

    • New trends in legal tech that are improving the conduct of e-discovery and document review 
    • Best practices for coming to grips with the increasingly varied and challenging data sources  
    • Strategies for implementing and unlocking the benefits of portable AI 
    • How organizations can strategically leverage AI models in e-discovery 
    • How legal tech is addressing the challenge of mounting short message data and how it is reviewed  
    • Portable AI’s role in standardizing e-discovery workflows to accelerate data analysis and quickly identify insights from large datasets: use in data cleanup and privilege reviews
    Marlon Hylton
    Marlon Hylton

    Senior Counsel & CEO
    INNOV-8 Data Counsel & INNOV-8 Legal Inc.

    Susan Wortzman
    Susan Wortzman

    Partner
    MT>3, a Division of McCarthy Tetrault

  • Closing remarks from chairperson
    Pinar Ozyetis
    Pinar Ozyetis

    General Counsel
    StackAdapt

2023 SPONSORS


Event Partner

  • Edilex

Gold Sponsor

  • Dye & Durham
  • LEAP

Tech Talk Sponsor

  • eState Planner

Silver Sponsor

  • Triella

Exhibitor

  • Treefort

2023 VENUE


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