April 26, 2016 | Toronto, Canada

The legal profession is changing fast, and Toronto is emerging as a leading global hub of legal innovation. That’s why McCarthy Tétrault and Law Made partnered to create #LexTech16, a one-day conference that brought together the brightest legal innovators, lawyers, students and technologists to explore the changing legal industry.


We believe in design: the design of the industry and the design and redesign of new and traditional careers as legal practitioners. We also believe Toronto has the infrastructure and proven ability to work with other global hubs needed to create opportunities—the same kinds of opportunities that we hope will emerge from conversations at #LexTech16.

The event drew 255 attendees (the most the building could allow) and great social media feedback. (see: Storify)


Above the Law |  CodeX | Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Full Details and Panel Descriptions at Event Site


Keynote: Tom Finke (Managing Director of Axiom)

Buy vs. Build vs. Bricolage
Jason Moyse
Noah Waisberg (CEO, Kira) | Shelby Austin (Partner, Legal Project Solutions, Deloitte) | Ryan McClead (Business Transformation and Innovation Architect, HighQ)

Future of Work in Law
Moderator: Krista Jones (Work & Learning Cluster at MaRS)
Nicole Bradick (Chief Strategy Officer, CuroLegal/CustomCounsel) | Stephanie Willson (Chief Professional Resources Officer, McCarthy Tétrault)

Legal Tech
Moderator: Jason Moyse
Casey Flaherty (CEO, Procertas) | Monica Goyal (Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Legal Technologist)

New Realities of Practice of Law 
Moderator: Jason Moyse
Chris Bentley (Ryerson Legal Innovation Zone and Law Practice Program) | Robert Lapper (CEO, LSUC)

Realities of being Legal Tech
Moderator: Aron Solomon
Ben Alarie (BlueJ Legal) | Derek Hopfner (LawScout), Shane Murphy (LawScout) | Adam LaFrance (Knomos)

“Retail Concepts in the Law”
Moderator: Aron Solomon
Dan Lear (Avvo) | Mark Morris (Axess) | Peter Carayannis (StandIn)

Big Law is Dead
Moderator: Jason Moyse
Matthew D. Peters (National Lead, Markets Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP) | Mitch Kowalski (Author: Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century)  | Joshua Kubicki (Chief Strategy Officer, Seyfarth Shaw)

Use of Cloud in Legal 
Moderator: Jason Moyse
Niki Black Legal Technology Evangelist, MyCase – author of “Cloud Computing for Lawyers” | Joshua Lenon (Lawyer in Residence, Clio)