For the Next Generation of Legal Practitioners in Canada

Queen’s Faculty of Law and the Law Students for Technology and Innovation (LFTI) are proud to present Technology on the Legal Frontier: the Future of Legal Practice in Canada, an interactive speaker’s panel on the challenges and opportunities that modern technology presents the legal profession.

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Technology offers powerful opportunities for Canadian legal practitioners to lower legal service costs, offer better access to justice, and deliver better client service

The presentation will be webcasted live from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario Canada to legal professionals and law schools everywhere.  There will be up to 160 people in live attendance in room 001 in Macdonald Hall, on Monday January 21st, 2013 at 1:00-2:30pm EST, so save the date.

We would like to welcome Mr. Jordan Furlong, Partner of Edge International, as our keynote speaker to address some of the biggest concerns lawyers have about the impact of technology on the legal profession. Jordan’s keynote address will be followed by a speaker’s panel with representatives of four diverse perspectives: practicing lawyers, clients, legal entrepreneurs, and law practice management specialists. The panel will debate issues raised by the keynote address, and take questions from the audience.

Key topics will include:

  • sources of the modern pressure to lower legal prices;
  • potential for technology to increase access to justice;
  • ways technology is transforming legal service delivery, e.g. artificially intelligent legal software, litigation e-discovery and automated document assembly;
  • technology’s impact on law firm management and client service;
  • the opportunities technology presents for lawyer-entrepreneurs; and
  • how legal professionals can provide value to their clients in a digital age.

The panel will be followed by a one-hour reception in the Law Students’ Society (LSS) lounge for refreshments and further discussion.

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2 responses to “For the Next Generation of Legal Practitioners in Canada

  1. Pingback: Technology on the Legal Frontier: The Future of Legal Practice in Canada | mylawbid·

  2. Great initiative! Jordan Furlong will blow your minds! 🙂 You should also invite Mitch Kowalski at some point in the future. All the best for the LFTI from uOttawa Law!

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