Friday, November 22, 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
  • 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.


  • Chris BentleyManaging Director, Legal Innovation Zone and Law Practice Program (LLP)Ryerson University
  • Oren BerkovichCEOSingularityU Canada
  • Jacqueline HorvatChair, Technology Task Force, Law Society of Ontario, andSpark LLP
  • Lauryn KerrLegal CounselCivil Resolution Tribunal
  • Julie MathewsExecutive DirectorCommunity Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
  • Shane MurphyCo-Founder & Chief Legal OfficerFounded Technologies Inc.
  • Daniel PinningtonPresident & Chief Executive OfficerLawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO®)
  • The Honourable Renee PomeranceSuperior Court of Justice
  • Jill R. PresserPresser Barristers
  • Amy SalyzynAssociate Professor, Faculty of LawUniversity of Ottawa
  • Darcia SenftGeneral Counsel, Director of Policy and EthicsThe Law Society of Manitoba
  • Gabriella SignoriniSenior Counsel, Treasury Board Secretariat, Legal ServicesDepartment of Justice Canada
  • Dr. Andrea SlaneAssociate Professor, Legal StudiesOntario Tech University
  • Carla SwansburgVice President and General Manager (Canada)Epiq Systems, Inc.
  • Professor Laurel TerryPenn State Dickinson Law
  • Edward WaltersAdjunct Professor of Law, Cornell University, CEO and Co-FounderFastcase
  • Hannes WestermannProject Leader (JusticeBot) PhD Student, Cyberjustice Laboratory, Faculty of LawUniversité de Montréal

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