Join us for a gathering of Canada's leading employment law professionals as we discuss the use of AI in employment law.
Over a hot breakfast, you'll have an opportunity to hear from some of Canada's leading sole practitioners, boutique firms, and full-service firms.
The morning will be centered on a panel featuring professionals from firms of all sizes which are actively implementing AI-powered platforms into their workflows. We'll also hear from Blue J Legal's CEO, Ben Alarie, who will be moderating the discussion and Blue J Legal Co-founder, Anthony Niblett, who will deliver a presentation about technology in the legal system.
We are excited to welcome you and your firm to this event. Please see below for more details.
This program is accredited for 1.5 hours of Professionalism Content for your CPD requirements.
About MaRS Discovery District
As North America’s largest urban innovation hub, MaRS Discovery District represents the innovative outlook we share together in our daily partnership. Join us in Collaboration Room 3 to connect with one another in thoughtful and forward-thinking conversation.
MaRS is located in downtown Toronto, easily accessible by major modes of transportation, with direct access to public transit.
8:00 a.m. | Arrival and Breakfast*
8:20 a.m. | Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. | Special Presentation by Anthony Niblett
9:00 a.m. | Panel Discussion
10:00 a.m. | Networking
*Please specify any dietary restrictions in the registration form below.
Ellen Low, Founder, Ellen Low Employment Law
Ellen founded Ellen Low Employment Law in 2018 to provide a select group of individuals and small businesses with strategic advice, critical evaluations, and pragmatic advocacy on all facets of employment and human rights law. She has been working in employment and human rights for over ten years. Ellen articled at Gowlings and eventually practiced as a partner with a boutique employment-law firm.
Ellen regularly represents her clients in court and at tribunals; but is equally well versed in mediation and arbitration advocacy where she assists clients in navigating alternative dispute resolutions and negotiated settlements.
Christian Paquette, Partner, Fasken
Christian Paquette practices labour, employment and human rights law, as well as commercial litigation. Fluent in both English and French, Christian assists clients across a variety of industries.
Christian has a broad practice advising clients in both unionized and non-unionized settings. He regularly represents clients faced with human rights applications, wrongful dismissal claims, grievances, and contractual disputes. Christian counsels clients on labour issues, employment standards, workplace investigations, workplace policies, attendance and disability management, fiduciary obligations and post-employment obligations, as well as privacy issues.
Katherine Ford, Manager of Knowledge Management, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Katherine is the firm’s Manager of Knowledge Management, responsible for enhancing the team’s practice efficiency and other knowledge management programs. Called to the Bar in both Ontario and British Columbia, Katherine is an experienced employment and labour lawyer who, prior to assuming the Knowledge Management role, practiced law for 13 years providing advice to employers across the country with particular focus on human rights and accommodation, workplace investigations, violence and harassment in the workplace, and positive employee relations.
Katherine is widely published and regularly asked to lead professional webinars and conferences on a variety of employment and labour related issues, and is the co-author of Carswell’s Practice & Procedure Before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Benjamin Alarie, CEO, Blue J Legal
Ben is the CEO of Blue J Legal and is a full professor at the University of Toronto where he also holds the Osler Chair in Business Law. He completed graduate work in law at the Yale Law School and has dozens of academic publications, and his research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.
Anthony Niblett, Co-founder, Blue J Legal
Anthony is a co-founder of Blue J Legal and holds the Canada Research Chair in Law, Economics & Innovation at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. Professor Niblett conducts research on big data, law and economics, contract law, and judicial behaviour, and his research has appeared in many leading academic journals.