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    Do Clients Dream of Electric Lawyers?
    Posted: 2012-06-04 05:00:13

    This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 1.0 Professionalism Hour

    When we look into the clouded future some of us see utopias, others see dystopias. One thing is clear, however, and that is: for both good and ill, the future of law will be a technotopia. Lawyers, firmly lodged in the “late adopter” group, by and large experience technology as something outside (their ken, their industry) that keeps happening to them. It’s well past time for lawyers as a group to accept that they need to participate in the shaping of this technotopia if their experience with law is to be at all recognizable in the shape of things to come.

    Do Clients Dream of Electric Lawyers?

    • Topics to be discussed will include:

    • Trends in technology

    • The smart legal document

    • Technology and access to justice

    • Online dispute resolution

    Simon Fodden is Professor Emiritus at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught for more than 30 years. He is the Publisher of Slaw (, CanadaÂ’s online legal magazine, which has published daily for seven years.

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