Time Old Law to BOLD LAW!
08:00 - 08:45 Registration opens, continental breakfast is available and Exhibit Hall Opens
ROOM 1 (223)
ROOM 2 (215 & 216)
ROOM 3 (218 & 219)
9:00 – 10:00 No Brainer "Sweet Spot" Tech for Solos and Small Firms (SSF1)

Technology has evolved to the point where a law firm should have a standard set of 'no brainer' technologies that have a demonstrated ROI and lie in the 'sweet spot' of favoured technologies from lawyers of all areas of practice. In this session our experts lay out their visions of the 'best bang for the buck' software and hardware for the solo and small firm lawyer.

Speakers: Joe Kashi and Nicole Garton
Practice Management Tools: There has never been a better time (FOT1)
Sponsored by Do Process

There are 4 key business drivers for adopting practice management software in a law firm. These are: to reduce lawyer time on administration, to improve effectiveness and prevention of professional risks, to increase efficiency and to reduce the cost and risk related to IT and legal matters. Practice management software has an ROI of between 1069% to 4055% according to Blue Hill Research. With a return on investment of this magnitude, lawyers today should be moving now to realize the benefit of this software. This session will outline the options available to you and the measureable benefits that lawyers have found in using law practice software.

Speakers: Maryam Zargar and Sebastien Anderson
The Busy Litigator's Toolbox: Essential Advocacy Technology (TCMDT1)
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters

Litigators today have an arsenal of available technologies that they can use to prepare their case and then use in court, tribunals, mediations and more to advocate for their client. From apps on tablets to laptops, smartphones, Cloud applications, e-discovery platforms, mind-mapping software, trial presentation software to adducing evidence by video conference and Skype, there has never been such selection and availability of technology in the busy litigator's toolbox. This session will delve into the choices and considerations in this area.

Speakers: Michael Conde, Ann Halkett and Kate Gower
Technology and Legal Ethics: What are a lawyer's ethical obligations in connection with technology? How best can we meet these obligations? (DRT1)

From Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the LSBC's cloud computing checklist, remote access, CASL to carrying around an unencrypted laptop, legal ethics reaches into every aspect of how a lawyer uses technology. This session will use a discussion format to explore these topics and more.

Speakers: Simon Chester, Nate Russell, Ron Usher, Rob Walls
10:00 - 10:45 Exhibit Hall Break
10:45 – 11:45 The Business and Marketing Case for Reinventing Your Law Firm (SSF2)
Sponsored by Stewart Title

Marketing is not just about using Social Media. Business is not just about worrying about the numbers. Business combined with Marketing embraces viewing your practice from the perspective of the client and then building a business case to ensure that your firm is doing everything possible to provide value to your target market. Along the way, your technology should be aligned with both your strategic business plan and your marketing plan. This session is all about rethinking how you approach the market and how you can reinvent your practice and your firm.

Speakers: Doug Jasinski and Chilwin Cheng
Sharing Documents Securely with Clients, Lawyers and Others (FOT2)
Sponsored by i-worx

Email has been stated as being the electronic equivalent – and about as private – as sending a postcard through the mail. What are the options to email that will allow you to confidentially, ethically and easily communicate with your clients, lawyers, experts and others? Secure portals, encryption, project management software, social media, chat and others are being used today by lawyers and clients to communicate. This session will explore the different technologies available to you along with the ethical, confidential and other considerations inherent in their use and operation.

Speakers: Euan Sinclair and Michael Dew
Blending Technology with Strong Advocacy Skills (TCMDT2)
Sponsored by Triage Data Solutions Inc.

As a trial and dispute resolution lawyer you need to present complex evidence in a way that those hearing it can understand it and follow your argument. Indeed, your very case is dependent on how well you can do this. In this session experienced trial lawyers share their hard-earned knowledge and insight into the technologies that can help you present complex situations and data in ways that cast the best light on your theory of the case.

Speakers: Mike Demers, Tom Spraggs
Increasing Workflows: Document Automation, Document Management and Practice Management (DRT2)
Sponsored by Emergent

Setting up a paperless office is more than acquiring scanners, OCR software and providing for remote access into the server. The better adaptations to the paperless office have involved changing the workflows in the office to implement document automation along with document management and integrate that into the management of the practice. This discussion session will be led by our speakers to explore the range of considerations, best practices and change management issues involved in going paperless.

Speakers: Mark Virgin, Jeremy Hessing-Lewis, Joe Kashi, Michael Conde and Sebastien Anderson
11:45 - 12:15 Buffet Lunch
12:15 - 01:00 Lunch Keynote Presentations (KNT1)

Our lunch speaker features Lincoln Mead, the IT Director of the Utah State Bar and a long-standing ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board Member, acclaimed speaker and expert
on Legal IT and Security. His topic will be: Security and Privacy: Don't be Worried, be Terrified!

Speakers: Lincoln Mead
Security and Threat Protection Track
(STPT) – ROOM 1 (223)
Back Office Technology: The Efficient Law
Office Track (BOTT) – ROOM 2 (215 & 216)
ROOM 3 (218 & 219)
ROOM 4 (217)

01:00 – 02:00 What is an Appropriate Level of Protection and How to Achieve It (STPT1)
Sponsored by BMC Networks

Practicing law in today's world requires that you be conversant about digital security, privacy and data protection. New and dangerous threats such as ransomware are emerging that can lock up your data and demand a ransom. Clients are now demanding that law firms go through security audits to ensure that their confidential information is heavily safeguarded. Our expert speakers will highlight the best security practices today that should be adopted by law firms and how to implement them in your firm.

Speakers: Lincoln Mead and Rob Walls
Getting Efficient with Technology (BOTT1)
Sponsored by Commonwealth Legal

According to E&T Magazine, information technology has led to a 480% increase in productivity per hour since 1972. Predictions are that this increase will only continue as advances in technology continue and as businesses adopt these enabling technologies. This session will explore how you can ride this productivity wave. Our speakers will explore both the range of options available to you, the legal and ethical considerations in their adaption as well as best practices for implementing them into your firm.

Speakers: Andrea Cannavina and Jeremy Hessing-Lewis
How Tech is Changing the Practice of Law: Watson, AI, Expert Systems and More (IATT1)

Watson, the IBM cognitive learning system is reported to presently have the capacity to pass a bar exam – and it is still learning. Watson is but one of the many initiatives of new technology into the legal arena. This session will explore the latest developments in Silicon Valley and elsewhere that have the potential to disrupt the legal profession, as we know it.

This will be held in a debate format!

Speakers: FOR: Nate Russell; AGAINST: Simon Chester
Going Beyond the LSBC's Cloud Checklist (DRT3)
Sponsored by Optinet Systems Inc.

The Law Society of British Columbia's Cloud Computing Checklist and associated Guidelines are a tremendous resource for lawyers looking to use cloud computing. But there are many considerations that are raised in the checklist and guidelines that need to be weighed before any particular cloud service is adopted. This discussion session will be led by our speakers and delve into the issues, best practices, ethics and thoughtful considerations when evaluating a cloud-based service.

Speakers: David Bilinsky, Doug Munro and Euan Sinclair, Nicole Garton
02:00 - 02:45 Exhibit Hall Break
02:45 – 03:45 Securing Mobile Devices: Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones, USB keys and More (STPT2)
Sponsored by Dyrand Systems Inc.

Smartphone, laptops, tablets and today, wearable technology allow you to have a mobile practice and work from virtually anywhere. But how secure are these devices? How do you best protect your and your client’s data as an ethical lawyer? Our speakers will discuss how to wrap your technology in a digital security blanket and ethically protect that data. Topics will include: risks of Wi-Fi, malware, encryption, two-factor authentication, remote wiping and much more.

Speakers: Rob Walls and Joe Kashi
Financial Management Reports You Should be Producing from Your System and Why (BOTT2)
Sponsored by Tracument

Technology should not only efficiently run your legal files, it should also help you run the business side of the practice. Your financial system collects all sorts of data and should be able to produce a host of reports on your financial and managerial performance – that is if you know what to look for. Without this information you are missing out on how you can get better, more responsive or how to focus your practice on better clients. This session will explore the how and whys of getting great financial feedback from your financial system and what the numbers mean.

Speakers: Bonnie Kirk
Emerging Canadian Legal Technology (IATT2)
Sponsored by Next Hop Solutions

Increasingly today lawyers want to back up their data onto cloud services that are only hosted in Canada. Canada is also a hotbed of activity for new IT ventures that offer new cloud-based services for lawyers. This session will explore the latest in Canadian legal and cloud-based technologies that can be used by lawyers to increase their efficiencies, effectiveness and stay on the north side of the 49th parallel.

Speakers: : Michael Roman, Steve Matthews and Darin Thompson
The Strategic Reinvention of the Law Firm: People, Processes, Technology and Change (DRT4)
Sponsored by Active Co

Prepare to be assimilated. Information technology has become fundamental to how lawyers run their practices, produce work product, store their data, protect themselves against risk and communicate with others. However this challenge of increasingly using IT also offers the opportunity to reinvent how you can strategically rethink your law practice and adopt a businesslike approach to deciding what technology to purchase, how long to keep it and how to successfully integrate it into your practice. This discussion-based session will be led by our speakers and explore the myriad considerations in dealing with technological change.

Speakers: Simon Chester, Andrea Cannavina Chilwin Cheng, Euan Sinclair, Kate Gower
03:45 - 04:15 Exhibit Hall Break
04:15 - 05:15 All the Gadgets, Sites and More we can Squeeze into 60+ minutes (KNT2)
Sponsored by Dye and Durham

This fast and furious session is always a hit! We explore the latest and niftiest in management, marketing, technology and finance tips with a technological focus to help you work
better, faster, cheaper. We bet you’ll come away with ideas, gadgets, software and websites to use first thing Monday morning!

Speakers: Lincoln Mead, Darin Thompson, Andrea Cannavina, Kate Gower and David Bilinsky
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