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CAN-TECH Law Committees 2024

The CAN-TECH LAW Association offers a variety of ways for our members to get involved via our various committees. Volunteers are at the heart of what we do, and it is only because of the time and knowledge our volunteers contribute that we are able to fulfill our mission.

Our committees in particular help shape key organizational decisions, provide strategic direction, and move the field of legal technology forward.

Committee volunteer benefits include building a strong professional network, learning about key legal technology issues, and participating in professional development opportunities. Committee members are expected to actively participate in their committee; however members will have the opportunity to work with Committee co-chairs to discuss how much or how little time they can contribute to various initiatives. 

Below are current CAN-TECH LAW committee opportunities for 2024. However, we are open to creating new committees based on membership interest.


Women in Tech Law (WIT) - This is a standing committee which supports female identifying members of the legal bar by providing tools for success including a variety of leadership development, education, networking and mentoring opportunities for women at all levels of their careers. Committee participation and events are open to all members and all are encouraged to participate.


  • Kuljit Bhogal, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Wendes Keung, McCarthy Tetrault

    Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) - This is a standing committee whose principal project includes implementing the suggestions outlined in the organization’s diversity and inclusion report from 2020 , and improving the organization’s policies and practices. The committee also supports the planning of D&I events as appropriate.


  • Arun Krishnamurti, Google Canada Corporation
  • Shreya Gupta, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

    Mentorship Program - We are looking for mentors and mentees for the Mentorship Program which launched in early 2023 with a goal of creating meaningful mentorship relationships between CAN-TECH Law members to help junior members of the organization achieve success in their career. This program will be supported by both WIT and D&I.


  • Monica Sharma, Clark Wilson LLP
  • Victor Krichker, Bereskin & Parr

    Spring Conference Planning Committee - This is an annually constituted committee which is currently actively planning our 2023 spring series conference.


  • Danielle Graff, MLT Aikins LLP
  • Jacob Kojfman, Co-operators Group Ltd.

    Fall Conference Planning Committee - This is an annually constituted committee which is responsible for planning our fall conference. Volunteers are currently welcomed.


  • Andrew Nunes, Fasken
  • Monica Sharma, Clark Wilson

    Roundtable Planning Committee - This committee will meet regularly to set up and plan monthly roundtables with the assistance of programming chairs. Volunteers are currently welcomed.


  • TBD

    Privacy & Cybersecurity Committee - Our objective to create and share core privacy and cybersecurity content while keeping an eye on the horizon. Recent sessions range from an overview of Quebec’s new privacy legislation to a deep dive on the global spyware industry. We also offer opportunities for practitioners of all vintages to share resources and work through this challenging area together. This year we plan to offer a variety of programming, including roundtables, larger panels and discussion sessions and welcome new ideas and interested participants.


  • Lisa R. Lifshitz, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Jade Buchanan, McCarthy Tétrault

    Artificial Intelligence Committee - This is an ad hoc committees whose goals will be to discuss and comment on developments in the applicable fields and organize round-tables for members on key topics as appropriate.


  • Carole Piovesan, INQ Data Law
  • Maya Medeiros, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

    Fintech & Digital Identity Committee - • The Fintech and Digital Assets Committee mandate is to: i. Encourage, develop, and provide assistance to any of member of Can-Tech Law wishing to expand knowledge on Fintechs and Digital Assets within the confines of what a member can reasonably contribute (time, effort, ethical considerations) and By-Law No. 3 of the Canadian IT Law Association. ii. Provide opportunities to develop a network consisting of members and potential Can-Tech Law members who operate within the Fintech and Digital Assets space. iii. Provide a Discussion Forum which will take place on a “quarterly basis” (“Fintech and Digital Assets Committee Discussion Forum”), if possible, which will include: a) A main presentation which will give a tone/theme to the Discussion Forum; b) Industry/sectoral updates – private practice, in-house, government; c) An opportunity to exchange opinions with any member of Can-Tech Law wishing to participate or attend one of the Fintech and Digital Assets Committee Discussion Forums. iv. Develop material and either opt to present this material at a standalone Roundtable event and/or at the Annual Can-Tech Law Conference, if possible. This could, for example, include a presentation by a special guest/industry leader. v. Operationalize requests originating from Can-Tech Law’s Board meetings, if possible.


  • Ron Lo, Symend
  • John Philip Koopman, Government of Canada
  • Jessica Bishop, Goodmans LLP

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