LegalIT is now the most important conference of the year in Canada on the impact of information technologies and their potential for law. Legal IT was modestly launched in 2007 by a committee of the Young Bar Association of Montreal (YBAM). Over 130 attendees were present for this first edition under the joint presidency of the Hon. Michel Bastarache, being at that time a Canadian Supreme Court judge, and of Daniel Poulin, a professor at the University of Montreal. The outstanding comments received from the attendees, partners and speakers convinced LegalIT’s planning committee to organize a second edition in 2008.
This second edition, under the joint presidency of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, and of professor Pierre Trudel, from the University of Montreal and director of the Chaire L.R. Wilson on IT Law and E-commerce, was a North American success for its content as well as for its popularity.
In order to better meet expectations expressed by participants, Edition 3.0 was held over 2 days. And for the first time, it included a free track, the “Technology Showcase”, where partners may offer training specific to their respective products and services.