October 24, 2017 | Vancouver, Canada

Thomson Reuters and Law Made, are pleased to present the 2017 Emerging Legal Technology Forum Road Shows.  We’re bringing some of the key learning and highlights from the September 21, 2017 Emerging Technology Event to cities across Canada.

Each city will be unique and bring together local industry change leaders and practitioners for an interactive and provocative morning session on innovations in legal technology and how that is changing the profession.

The Vancouver event will take place on October 24, 2017 at the Westin Bayshore



Draft Agenda

8:00-8:30           Registration, buffet breakfast, networking at round tables

8:30-9:00           The State of the Legal Tech Industry

Law Made and TR jointly present an overview of the state of development of the industry.   Share the current landscape of legal tech, and some of the specific insights gained at the September 21st Toronto Emerging Legal Technology event.  


9:00-10:00       Panels

Here Come the Bots! What are the best (and worst) uses of Chatbots

 Tom Martin, Founder, LawDroid
Joshua Lenon Lawyer in Residence – Clio

Chatbots are cheap, lawyers and courts are expensive and complex. The public default will not be to courts and institutions for resolution of legal issues. However, is that a good thing? When are issues best navigated by technology including chatbots — beyond just parking tickets?!


Impact of technology on legal clients and the justice system

Adam LaFrance of Knomos
Shannon Salter, Chair of Civil Resolution Tribunal     

How can technology enhance the advice provided by lawyers and their services to the public? There must be a balance between effectiveness and efficiency without degrading the standards of excellence expected of the legal profession.


10:00-10:30        Q&A then adjourn