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2021 Canadian Legal Innovation Forum series: Session III

April 13, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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(Note that the time is in EST.)

How is the role of the paralegal evolving in law firms?

Paralegals play key roles in delivering value for law firms and their clients. They sit on the front lines of engagement with clients on multiple files. They provide substantive work at a lower cost. They increase productivity and deliver high value work for their firms. And they are the core users of the technology increasingly being employed by firms to enhance legal service delivery.

In this 60-minute webinar, our speakers look at how the role of the paralegal is evolving and how innovative law firms are supporting this evolution. Specifically, they will explore:

  • What kinds of structures are law firms putting in place to help the paralegal function thrive and deliver results?
  • How are law firms scaling the scope of work done by paralegals up the value chain?
  • How is the paralegal function evolving as a key driver of innovation for law firms?


  • Mary Munro, BLG’s National Director of Paraprofessional Services
  • Michele Ross, Designated Paralegal at Virgin Hickman + President of the BC Paralegal Association
  • Adrian Camara, CEO, Athennian
  • Megan Braun, Director of Paralegals and Law Clerks, Cassels
  • Chair: Tiana Van Dyk, Senior Director, Client Services, Epiq

CPD Information

Law Society of Ontario: This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism Content.

Law Society of BC: This program is accredited for 1 hour of CPD.

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