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CAN-TECH Law Committees 2022-2023

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 2022-2023. However, we are open to creating new committees based on membership interest.

WOMEN IN TECH LAW (WIT)

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.

CO-chairs

  • Lisa Danay Wallace, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Kuljit Bhogal, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (D&I)

    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.

    CO-chairs

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

    Mentorship Program - We are looking for mentors and mentees for the Mentorship Program which will be 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.

    CO-chairs

  • Monica Sharma, Clark Wilson LLP
  • Victor Krichker, Bereskin & Parr
  • SPRING CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

    Spring Conference Planning Committee - This is an annually constituted committee which is currently actively planning our spring series conference which will occur in late Spring 2022.

    CO-chairs

  • Marie-Claire Albanese, Green Shield Canada
  • Ron Lo, Symend
  • FALL CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

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

    CO-chairs

  • Hélène Deschamps Marquis, Deloitte Legal
  • Maya Medeiros, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • ROUNDTABLE PLANNING COMMITTEE

    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.

    CO-chairs

  • TBD
  • PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY COMMITTEE

    Privacy & Cybersecurity 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.

    CO-chairs

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

    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.

    CO-chairs

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

    Digital Identity 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.

    CO-chairs

  • Ron Lo, Symend
  • FINTECH COMMITTEE

    FinTech 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.

    CO-chairs

  • Jessica Bishop, Goodmans LLP
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