I'll be in Calgary April 7–8, speaking at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association National Conference. Headline speakers include Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Jim Leech, recently retired President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (one of the world's largest institutional investors). My panel "Innovation and the Legal Industry. Will you Capitalize on It?" features Joe Milstone (Canadian NewLaw leader, Partner and Co-Founder of Cognition LLP), Mike Ayotte (popular Twitter and blog commentator who goes by "The Last Honest Lawyer"), and is moderated by Fred Headon, (President of the Canadian Bar Association and in-house lawyer at Air Canada). The conference looks great (register here). And our session should be fun: Joe, Mike and I have real disagreements over whether Biglaw can be be efficient. My experience with DiligenceEngine has been that some large and great firms are very focused on improving their work product and efficiency; Joe and Mike think NewLaw is the answer. Could be entertaining. I'm looking forward to it.
This also means I'll be out in Calgary for a few days. If you review a lot of contracts (say for legal due diligence or contract management purposes) and are interested in doing this work faster and more accurately, I'm happy to meet up while out there and discuss further. Get in touch!