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Your Profession, Your Future: A Presidential-Style Debate on the Future of the Legal Profession

Posted on April 26, 2016 | Posted in Lawyers' Issues, Legal Industry, SNF News

YAS debate

Please join Allison of SNF LLP on

Thursday, June 6, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
at The Advocates’ Society Education Centre
250 Yonge St., Suite 2700
Toronto, ON.

Program Chairs:

Nader Hasan, Stockwoods LLP

Kimberly Potter, Fasken Martineau LLP

Julia Wilkes, Wardle Daley Bernstein Bieber LLP


Speakers Include:

Lee Akazaki, Partner of Gilbertson Davis LLP

Lee acts as trial and appellate counsel in a wide range of civil litigation matters and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation.

Anne Glover,
Practice Group Leader of the Blake, Cassels, & Graydon LLP E-Discovery & Document Management team

Anne advises clients on all aspects of e-discovery and has led some of the largest and most complex document production cases in Canada.

Patrick Lamb,
Partner and founder of Valorem Law Group, acknowledged as a national thought leader on the use of alternative fees in litigation

Patrick is an elected member of both the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

Gary Luftspring,
Managing Partner of Ricketts, Harris LLP

Gary is a recognized authority in Canada on officers’ and directors’ liability insurance, being involved in many major cases creating Canadian law in this complex and evolving area.

Allison Speigel:
 Commercial litigator at Speigel Nichols Fox LLP

Allison spent the first 5 years of her career in New York City and returned home to explore innovative ways of offering legal services. She joined SNF LLP and has led its transition to an alternative-style firm focused on a customized approach to delivering legal services.


TAS Members: Complimentary
TAS Non-Members: $20.00 + HST = $22.60

To register, visit the YAS website or download the registration form.


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