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CAN-TECH Law 2023 Spring Conference: Special Student Offer

19 Apr 2023 3:15 PM | CAN-TECH Law (Administrator)

SPECIAL OFFER FOR STUDENTS: Sign up to attend and get 2023 membership, all for one low price!

CAN-TECH Law is extending a special invitation to students to save on conference and student membership fees for 2023. Students can attend the sessions and get membership for $100. Read more about all the benefits of CAN-TECH membership below. 

This year, CAN-TECH is taking a fresh approach to Spring Conference. Remote work has left knowledge gaps in practice fundamentals necessary for success as a junior practitioner in Technology Law. This program will focus on closing those gaps by providing core literacy on key transactional issues for technology lawyers.

We will be hosting a one-day program with hybrid in-person and webcast sessions from five satellite locations across the country. Join us at one of our five locations to get insight beyond the classroom from our panels of leaders in the technology law field while getting to know your local colleagues.

Please note that there will not be an option to attend this conference remotely.

Conference Co-chairs:

  • Danielle Graff, Partner, MLT Aikens LLP
  • Jacob Kojfman, Senior Legal Counsel, The Co-operators Group Ltd.

This program contains 1 hour(s) and 0 minutes of Professionalism Content.

This program will provide 4 substantive hours of CPD.

Vancouver: 9 am to 2 pm PT
Hosted by McCarthy Tétrault LLP (MAP)

Damage and Recovery: Liability and Indemnities
We are starting the day with what are often the last clauses to be negotiated: limitations of liability and indemnities. Our panel has spent years building, buying and selling software, services and software-as-a-service. They will share their experience, insights and interests when it comes to negotiating limitations of liability and indemnities. Topics will include:
  • What is “market” on limitations of liability (lump sum? fee multiples?)
  • Understanding what risks you are trying to allocate;
  • Alternatives to contractual risk allocation, such as insurance; and
  • Explaining all of this “lawyer stuff” to business teams.

Moderator: Jacob Kojfman, Senior Legal Counsel, The Co-operators Group Limited
  • Rahim Esmail, Senior Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS
  • Dana Siddle, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Regina: 11 am to 4 pm CT
Hosted by MLT Aikins LLP (MAP)

You Can’t always Get What You Want: Service Levels
Moderator: Danielle Graff, Partner, MLT Aikins LLP

Toronto: 12 to 5 pm ET
Hosted by Fasken (MAP)

Everything is Awesome: Don’t Sleep on Everything Other Than Liability/SLAs and Cyber
This session will provide an overview of three areas of a technology contract that are often overlooked, but remain essential to setting out clear expectations between the vendor and customer (i.e., termination, transition of services, and governance). Attendees can expect to come away with an understanding of the following:
  • Key considerations for termination provisions;
  • Language essential to transition of services provisions upon termination, including portability of data and unique considerations for certain types of agreements, such as transition-out provisions in "x-as-a-service" agreements; and
  • The importance of governance, including the interplay between governance and acceptance criteria and assessing whether there is capacity to meet governance processes.
Moderator: Andrew Alleyne, Partner, Fasken
  • Mark Bowman, Senior Legal Counsel, Interac Corp.
  • Justice Agyemang, Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank Canada
Montreal: 12 to 5 pm ET
Hosted by McCarthy Tétrault LLP (MAP)

Every Breath You Take: Privacy and Cybersecurity
Fittingly coming from Quebec – the home of Canada’s most dramatic privacy law changes – this panel will look at how privacy compliance and cybersecurity risk management work their way into commercial technology agreements. Topics will include:
  • Meeting statutory, industry and organizational requirements for privacy clauses;
  • Understanding the controller / processor relationship (if such a thing exists in Canada); and
  • Knowing what to look for, ask for and insist on for cybersecurity, including security provisions and incident notification.
  • Eugen Miscoi, Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Patrice Labonté, General Counsel North America, Valtech
Halifax: 1 to 6 pm AT
Hosted by McInnes Cooper (MAP)

Bridge over Troubled Water: Achieving Success and Managing Expectation as a Junior Lawyer
This program is designed to assist junior lawyers understand the skills necessary to achieve success and manage expectations within the legal profession. Topics to be covered in this interactive program include time management; goal setting; responsive communication; mentorship; and work-life balance. Panelled by seasoned technology lawyers with a broad array of in firm and in house experience, attendees will learn how to:
  • manage competing priorities;
  • identify and communicate areas of interest;
  • find a mentor and maximize value in the relationship; and
  • understand various legal environments (in firm, in house, etc.) and their growth opportunities.
Moderator: Jennifer Davidson, Partner, Deeth Williams Wall LLP
  • Sarah Dykema, Partner, McInnes Cooper
  • Harj Gill, Corporate Counsel, NTT DATA Services

The program will centre around issues in drafting and revising agreements; our team of experts in the field will take you through all the necessary steps in drafting and reviewing contracts. 

Each location will host a live session, with the remaining four sessions live broadcast from cities coast to coast.


  • $125: CAN-TECH members
  • $150: Non-members
  • $50: CAN-TECH student members
  • $100: Student non-members (this includes registration for the event plus CAN-TECH membership for the remainder of 2023)

Interested in registering small groups?

  • 3-4 registrants save 10%
  • 5 or more save 15%

Email for details on group savings.

Come out to learn, network and grow.

Space is limited, be sure to register early!


Why join CAN-TECH Law?

Benefits of membership include:

  • Members only access to our Mentorship program
    • Partner with an expert for career advice and create lasting connections
  • Discounts on CAN-TECH conferences
    • Our Spring Conference program is built for junior lawyers and students specifically in mind. Learn the basics from our expert panels and make lasting connections
    • Our Fall Conference program brings together professionals from all career stages for learning, teaching and networking opportunities
  • Free attendance to most CAN-TECH roundtables
  • Access to members-only content and resources that include articles, conference content and videos
  • Networking opportunities with members of the IT bar nationwide
  • Get listed on our Member directory 
  • Volunteer opportunities with our active committees
    • Student members are encouraged to volunteer on our committees; have a voice in building programming for our membership, through roundtable events and conferences
CAN-TECH provides you with opportunities to sharpen your practice, network and grow professionally, as well as access exclusive content to stay on top of the latest developments in national and global technology law.

CAN-TECH is the only national legal association that is dedicated to all aspects of technology law and includes members from all areas of practice – large firms, small and solo practices, corporate counsel, government, academia and students.



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