The Future of Legal Practice in Canada

LFTI is proud to announce the speakers list for our first event of 2013, Technology on the Legal Frontier: the Future of Legal Practice in Canada.

Keynote Speaker

Jordan Furlong

Jordan Furlong, Partner at Edge International and senior consultant at Stem Legal Web Enterprises. Jordan Furlong was named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada in 2012.

Panelist

Karen Mazurkewich

Karen Mazurkewich, Principal at Maz Media Productions, consultant at the Canadian International Council, and former business reporter for the Financial Post

Panelist

Jeffrey Fung

Jeffrey Fung, Founder and CEO of MyLawBid, Director of Marketing at Cognition LLP, and former Associate of the Corporate Restructuring Group at McMillan LLP

When: Monday January 21st 2013 at 1:00-2:30pm EST

Where: 001 in Macdonald Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario

What: A distinguished talk from Jordan Furlong on the future of the legal profession in Canada, followed by a panellist discussion.

Key Topics:

  • Modern pressures to lower legal prices; 
  • Opportunities technology presents for lawyer-entrepreneurs; and,
  • Technology’s impact on law firm management and client services

Event Description: Queen’s Faculty of Law and Law Students for Technology and Innovation (LFTI) are proud to present Technology on the Legal Frontier: the Future of Legal Practice in Canada. The event will be an interactive speaker’s panel on the challenges and opportunities that modern technology creates in the legal profession. The panel will also discuss alternative career paths for law students. This is especially important given the articling crisis in Canada and the intense competition for a small number of entrance-level jobs in the legal market. The panel will debate issues raised by the keynote address, and take questions from the audience.

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

Presented by:

David Frank, Arian Khader, Brandon Mattalo, Ivan Merrow, Rachel Levitsky, and Nikolas Sopow
Law Students for Technology and Innovation (LFTI)

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