Legal Technology, Innovation and Impacts on the Business of Law

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:45

Farris Hall, Room 106

Join the Centre for Business Law to hear from Carla Swansburg and Simon Wormwell of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP as they discuss the impact of technology and innovation on the practice and business of law. Topics of conversation will include:

  • What pressures are law firms facing?
  • Can large law firms be innovative?
  • How will legal practice change in the future?
  • What will these changes mean for legal careers?
  • How can you stay informed and get involved?

Lunch will be provided.

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Carla Swansburg, Director , Practice Innovation, Pricing & Knowledge | Toronto
Carla leads teams responsible for practice innovation, training, pricing, knowledge management, enterprise information management, and library and research services. She is responsible for a number of innovation initiatives at Blakes, including the Blakes Innovation Council and managing the Firm's partnership with LawMade, designed to promote legal innovation. She also co-manages Blakes inSource, the Firm's alternative service delivery business. Carla practiced law in the litigation group of another large law firm and then led the in-house litigation team for one of Canada’s largest banks before joining Blakes.

Simon Wormwell, Director , Knowledge & Research Services | Toronto
Simon is responsible for knowledge management at Blakes and related aspects of the Firm's practice support and innovation functions. This includes oversight of knowledge management at the practice level across the Firm. Simon also leads the library and research services in the Firm’s Toronto office. Simon practiced law in the financial services group of a large Canadian law firm for six years. Prior to joining Blakes in 2013, he worked as a knowledge management lawyer in the transactional practice of another national firm for seven years.