Calling all techies, legals, techie legals, and legal techies – there is a new conference – or un-conference – coming to Toronto.
Co-organizers, Monica Goyal and Sapna Mahboobani explain: Law Tech Camp is a event for new media and technology enthusiasts and legal professionals including technology lawyers, technology developers in the legal space, legal information professionals, bloggers, tweeters, social networkers, and anyone curious about new media technology and its intersection with the legal profession.”
The event is run in a casual discussion format with group leaders facilitating discussion on topics such as, Social Media and Law, Knowledge Management, the Cloud, new things in the Legal Tech domain, Computing and Law, Free Access to Law and others.
Held at the University of Toronto Law School from
8:30 am to 1 pm on Saturday, June 18th,
lawtechcamp is also sponsored by the
Centre for Innovation , Law and Policy &
Best of all, the co-organizers tell me, “Admission is free of charge.”
Registration however is a must.
Lawyers are increasingly relying on technology to help them get their work done and improve the level of service they offer to their clients. Failure to adapt to new technologies and processes could spell the difference between success and failure for some in the legal profession.
Lawyers seeking a better understanding of how technology is changing their profession can check out the latest additon to the Toronto “unconference” scene: lawTechCamp. The morning of June 18th, 2011, legal and tech professionals are welcome to attend a first of its kind legal tech unconference.
“These are exciting times for a profession at a cross-road. The legal profession has only two choices: accept that the economic landscape has irreversibly shifted and adapt to new technology and processes, or keep its head fixed firmly in the sand where it will eventually die off as more nimble and efficient players enter the marketplace. How legal services are delivered in 2020 will be vastly different from how they are delivered today. ”, says Mitch Kowalski, lawyer, writer and entrepreneur, co-organizer of the event.
lawTechcamp is a BarCamp-style community for new media and technology enthusiasts, technology lawyers, technology developers in the legal space, legal information professionals, bloggers, tweeters, social networkers, and everyone else who is curious about new media technology and its intersection with the legal profession.
“The purpose of lawTechcamp is to encourage conversation between the legal and technology communities in a casual neutral setting. As the sessions show, each field greatly affects and influences developments in the other, and there is much to learn from each other”, says Sapna Mahboobani, Toronto IT lawyer and a co-organizer of the event.
A full schedule is posted on the website, and can be found at http://www.lawtechcamp.com.
The discussion style sessions appear to be geared towards technology companies, lawyers, and those interested in technology developments in the legal field. The types of sessions range from developments in the practice of law that are influenced by new technologies to those that explain how the law is applied to technology issues.