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Thomson Reuters Global & Large Law Firm Associate Ideathon

Thursday October 13, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On October 13, in conjunction with The Thomson Reuters Institute’s 5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum, the Global and Large Law Firm division of Thomson Reuters is pleased to host its inaugural Global & Large Law Firm Associate Ideathon in downtown Toronto.

As the legal technology landscape rapidly evolves, law firm associates play a pivotal role in understanding time-consuming or inefficient processes impacting not only the practice of law, but also business development, risk and knowledge management, and the quest for service delivery innovation.

In its ongoing quest to advance the practice of law, the Global and Large Law Firm division of Thomson Reuters is excited to host an global cohort of large law firm associates for an interactive, day-long “Ideathon” alongside key Thomson Reuters executives. Inspired by the increasingly popular “hackathon” model, participants are invited to help create prototype API use cases to drive efficiency around law firm knowledge management, risk management, and business development.

Registration is extremely limited. Sign up today.

Event Details

Toronto, ON

Complimentary

For questions about this event, please call 1-800-308-1700 or email us at tri@thomsonreuters.com

Why You Should Attend

  • As a content-enabled technology company, Thomson Reuters believes direct client engagement and feedback throughout our product development process is essential to helping improve and advance the practice of law
  • Against the backdrop of a mercurial legal technology landscape, law firm associates have a unique opportunity to impact the way our leading industry technology can improve legal professional workflow and law firm operational efficiencies
  • Participants also have the opportunity to engage legal industry luminaries and law firm C-suite leaders participating in the adjoining 5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum produced by the Thomson Reuters Institute

Who Should Attend

  • Global law firm associates and senior associates
  • Law firm Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Innovation Officers

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Thursday October 13, 2022

8:00 AM ET Registration & Breakfast

Participants are invited to network with attendees of the 5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum.

9:00 AM ET (5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum) Opening Remarks

Participants are invited to attend the opening panel session of the 5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum adjacent the Ideathon meeting space.

9:15 AM ET (5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum) Realms Uncharted: Legal Service Recalibration in the Experience Economy

For law firms and corporate legal departments in the digital age, embracing a versatile and sustainable client journey is a core lever for success. From intake to invoicing, client service is increasingly viewed across a constellation of experiences—both in-person and virtual—influenced by technology, 24/7 connectivity, and interpellative social forces. This opening session pivots upon a simple yet nuanced premise: in an increasingly competitive and tenuous market, what does exemplary client service truly look like? How confident are industry leaders in the profession’s embrace of the modern experience economy? Is the modern legal services delivery model wholly sufficient or in need of a proverbial tune-up? Our distinguished panel of industry leaders shall discuss.

 

Panelists:
Horatiu Druma-StrugariuHead of Canadian Content, Alexsei
Monica GoyalDirector of Legal Innovation/Lawyer, Caravel
Joe Green, Of Counsel & Director of Client Experience, Gunderson Dettmer
Ginevra Saylor, Director, Innovation and Knowledge Programs, Gowling WLG

10:15 AM ET Break
10:30 AM ET Opening Remarks - Ideathon

Ideathon guests will head to their dedicated meeting space for opening remarks and program overview.

 

Presenter:
Sara Donovan, Sr. Director, Go-To-Market Planning & Strategy – Global & Large Law Firms, Thomson Reuters

10:45 AM ET Ideathon Orientation

Under the guidance of Ideathon facilitators, participants will break up into teams and receive their project assignments.

 

Facilitators:
Jelena Laketic, Distinguished Engineer, Thomson Reuters
Jeff Wheeler, Director of Engineering, API Platform, Thomson Reuters

11:15 AM ET Ideathon Working Session I

Each team ideates and frames solutions for the assigned challenge.

 

Facilitators:
Jelena Laketic, Distinguished Engineer, Thomson Reuters
Jeff Wheeler, Director of Engineering, API Platform, Thomson Reuters

12:45 PM ET Networking Luncheon

Participants are invited to join attendees at the 5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum for lunch.

1:45 PM ET (5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum) Approaching the Verve: Opportunity and Reward in Web 3.0 Technologies

By some estimates, the arrival of Web 3.0 (“Web3”) is expected to generate 1.76 trillion US dollars in GDP growth over the next decade—a not insignificant figure to the legal profession. As many in the industry are aware, legal client demand for guidance on a host of Web3 technologies—cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and DAOs—has yielded a flurry of new specialized practice areas and outpouring of lucrative work in both mature and emerging markets. Blockchain, famously described as the most significant new technology since the internet, has clearly become an influential fixture in the global public square. And with blockchain-based Web 3.0 now gathering steam, savvy legal service providers are moving quickly to shore up bench strength and enter the untamed wilds of the metaverse. This presentation offers an important and comprehensive look at opportunity and reward around this newest technological innovation. Where and how can legal service providers lay claim to such fertile ground?

 

Panelists:
Amy ter HaarLegal Counsel, Global University System and Board Member, Ocean Falls Blockchain Group
Matthew RappardChief Technology Officer, Vaultie
Aileen SchultzDirector, Data and Model Policy and Ethics, Thomson Reuters

2:45 PM ET Ideathon Working Session II

Ideathon teams return to their meeting room and continue framing solutions for their selected challenge.

 

Facilitators:
Jelena Laketic, Distinguished Engineer, Thomson Reuters
Jeff Wheeler, Director of Engineering, API Platform, Thomson Reuters

4:00 PM ET Networking Break

Participants are invited to grab a beverage or cocktail at the 5th Annual Emerging Legal Technology Forum reception before reconvening for the final portion of the Ideathon.

4:15 PM ET Ideathon Pitches

Each Ideathon team pitches its proposed solution(s) to a panel of judges, who in turn select a “winning” proposal for potential adoption by the Thomson Reuters Product organization.

 

Facilitators:
Jelena Laketic, Distinguished Engineer, Thomson Reuters
Jeff Wheeler, Director of Engineering, API Platform, Thomson Reuters

5:00 PM ET Closing Remarks

Arcadian Loft

401 Bay Street
Simpson Tower, 8th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
416-364-1211

Please be advised, Thomson Reuters does not have a room block arranged for this meeting. Interested parties may inquire at either of the recommended hotels below for available accommodations. Both are located near the Arcadian Loft.

The St. Regis Toronto

One King West Hotel 

Nearby Hotels

The St. Regis Downtown Toronto

416-306-5800

One King West Hotel

416-518-8100

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