Thursday, November 21, 2019 (9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.)

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CPD Hour(s)*
8 h Substantive
3 h Professionalism
1 h EDI Professionalism

Additional Information

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* Remember: You must attend CPD programs (in-person, live webcast, or live webcast replay) or view them on-demand to claim CPD Hours. Reading CPD materials alone does not qualify.

  • Jill R. Presser
    Presser Barristers
  • Amy SalyzynAssociate Professor, Faculty of Law
    University of Ottawa
  • Carla SwansburgVice President and General Manager (Canada)
    Epiq Systems, Inc.

The legal professions are traditionally risk averse and hesitant about change for good reason—consideration and prudence are the hallmarks of jurisprudence that will last. But what happens when this traditional approach meets the promise and disruption of advancing technologies and new ways of thinking? Special Lectures returns to delve into the many answers to that question. This year, join your fellow practitioners, tech experts, professors, and judges for an enlightening, provocative discussion on how artificial intelligence, innovative technologies, and new measures of social and individual behaviour are changing (or have the potential to change) the delivery of legal services. The legal profession of the future is nearer than you think, and in many cases, it’s already here. Find out what this means for you and your practice.


  • Abdi AididDirector of ResearchBlue J Legal
  • Zena ApplebaumDirector, Customer Insights & EngagementThomson Reuters Canada Legal Tax & Accounting
  • Michael BryantExecutive Director and General CounselCanadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Jacquelyn Burkell, PhDAssociate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, (Acting) Associate Vice President, ResearchUniversity of Western Ontario
  • Gerald ChanStockwoods LLP
  • Richard EppinkLegal DirectorAmerican Civil Liberties Union (Idaho)
  • Ryan FritschCounselLaw Commission of Ontario
  • Professor Maura R. GrossmanSchool of Computer ScienceUniversity of Waterloo
  • Mark LangdonMinistry of the Attorney General
  • Michelle MannGeneral Counsel, Corporate Counsel and Tech LawDepartment of Justice Canada
  • Patrick McEvenueDirector, Express Entry and Digital PolicyImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Malcolm M. MercerTreasurerLaw Society of Ontario
  • Petra MolnarActing Director, International Human Rights Program, Faculty of LawUniversity of Toronto
  • Jill R. PresserPresser Barristers
  • Amy SalyzynAssociate Professor, Faculty of LawUniversity of Ottawa
  • Kate SimpsonNational Director of Knowledge ManagementBennett Jones LLP
  • Yolanda SongResearch Associate, International Human Rights ProgramUniversity of Toronto and Stevenson Whelton LLP
  • Carla SwansburgVice President and General Manager (Canada)Epiq Systems, Inc.
  • Laura Van WyngaardenChief Operating Office, Co-FounderDiligen

Registration Options

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Price includes registration for both days.

Total CPD Hours for both days = 8 h Substantive + 3 h Professionalism + 1 h EDI Professionalism

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