Peter A Allard School of Law

Western Legal Innovation Forum


This year's virtual forum focuses on the latest in Western Canada when it comes to the intersection of business and law, innovation and how the sector is responding to the disruption caused by COVID-19. 

The core objectives of the forum:
-To provide legal practitioners with context, information and guidance 
-To encourage collaboration in the Alberta and BC legal sectors 
-To convene and provide platforms


Part I: Regional Substantive/Economic

  • Navigating Canada’s shifting resource landscape.
  • Emerging trends in insolvency & bankruptcy.
  • When the rules change, how do law firms change with them?
  • Emerging labour and employment risks in the Covid-19 era

Part II: The Business of Law

  • Doing business in the new normal. How has COVID-19 changed law firms?
  • The People Puzzle: how the legal sector is managing talent in an era of change.
  • Defining, developing and executing an impactful legal technology strategy.
  • The evolving role of in-house counsel.

  • Centre for Business Law
  • All Students
  • Alumni
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Faculty
  • Graduate
  • JD
  • Staff
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