Our Civil Justice System: Envisioning Innovation and Change


Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–12:05 p.m.)

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CPD Hour(s)
2 h 30 m Substantive
30 m Professionalism

Donald Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

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  • The Honourable David Brown
    Court of Appeal for Ontario
  • Falguni DebnathSenior Legal Officer
    Court of Appeal for Ontario
Our civil justice system is more than a century old. We respect its core principles, its successes and longevity while still recognizing the need for positive change. How can the legal community work together to bring about this change? This program is designed for those with a passion for innovation to identify obstacles and propose solutions to existing issues, like increasing cost efficiency and access to justice. The variety of perspectives are sure to point the way forward for some current processes, as well as advance the discussion on an overall vision for the justice system of the future.
  • Brainstorm ways to shorten the lifespan of a case for a final disposition within a reasonable time
  • Analyze the appropriate use of AI to create efficiencies while ensuring the human element is not lost
  • Debate the merits of traditional versus alternative billing models


  • John AdairAdair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
  • The Honourable David BrownCourt of Appeal for Ontario
  • Matthew CohenPro Bono Ontario
  • Chantelle CsehDavies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Falguni DebnathSenior Legal OfficerCourt of Appeal for Ontario
  • Professor Trevor Farrow Ph.D.Osgoode Hall Law SchoolYork University
  • Matthew GottliebLax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP
  • Professor Gillian HadfieldChair and Director, Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and SocietyUniversity of Toronto
  • Guy PratteBorden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Jill R. PresserPresser Barristers
  • Richard RogersExecutive Director & RegistrarBritish Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal
  • Allison SpeigelSpeigel Nichols Fox LLP
  • The Honourable Darla WilsonSuperior Court of Justice

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