Using Digital Technology in Law Practice

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Each year in this non-credit workshop, students learn to advance and resolve a simulated litigation file using state-of-the-art practice management software and legal technology, which may include Thomson Reuter’s Case Notebook ®, Practical Law Canada ™ and Case Logistix ™.  Students are divided into firms, and each firm will be assigned a client and a role either as plaintiff or defendant.  As a part of the simulation, students learn to: t

  • take instruction and advise and your client
  • construct your client’s case
  • communicate with those involved in the case
  • negotiate the claim on behalf of your client
  • act ethically and professionally

all while learning to use digital practice tools effectively.

In addition to hands on experience with handling a client file and technology, students will also hear from leading practitioners and legal technology specialists on topics such as use of data analytics in law firms, cyber security and online dispute resolution.

No prior experience with practice or technology is required to participate in this program.  While the focus of the workshop is on the applied use of technology in law practice, students benefit from short preparatory workshops in practice skills including client interviewing and negotiation.

A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of the simulation exercise. To receive the certificate of completion, students must attend the sessions and complete the simulated transaction.

Registration information will be available in fall 2018. For more information please email Nicole Salama, Program Lawyer at nsalama@osgoode.yorku.ca