1 Practice Management and Business Skills

Lawyers, Technology and Innovation

LawCPD Author: Mitch Kowalski
Mitch Kowalski
Legal Operations Advisor University of Calgary
1 CPD Point


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This course will help you cut through the hype and focus your thinking around the use of technology in the law – enabling you to apply only what really works for you and your clients.

We will explore how technology and innovation are re-shaping the legal profession, and how lawyers can engage with this in a way that results in tangible, positive benefits to their practice and clients. We will discuss a range of topics, including:

  • what innovation is (and is not) and how it can help lawyers and law firms;
  • the economic, demographic and cultural trends re-shaping the legal profession;
  • practical examples of the types of technologies being used by lawyers, non-lawyers and the courts to help improve legal service delivery;
  • lawyers’ professional obligations around their knowledge and use of technology in legal practice; and
  • potential barriers to change and how to address these.

The course will demonstrate how innovation and technology, when properly employed, can help law firms to build a competitive advantage, retain talent, and ensure they will continue to flourish in decades to come.


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Last Updated: February 2024

Meet the expert

LawCPD Author: Mitch Kowalski
Mitch Kowalski
Legal Operations Advisor University of Calgary

Mitch Kowalski is a globally-recognized thought leader on the changing legal services ecosystem and the author of two critically acclaimed books in this area.

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  1. 5.0/5
    brilliant overview of generational differences and innovation in law
    Great to see a simplistic verification of the generational differences in the legal profession and how innovation and technology sit within the practice of law generally
  2. 5.0/5
    Informative and insightful.
    A helpful course to make practitioners aware of the need to accept the challenges of technological advancements and adapt.
  3. 5.0/5
    Helpful course.
    The course was easy to follow and provided useful information about the topic.
  4. 5.0/5
    Very enjoyable and useful course.
    I really enjoyed this course and am looking forward to finding out more about the technological innovations referred to and seeing how they can improve my firm.
  5. 4.0/5
    Good and helpful
    Simple and easy to understand.
  6. 5.0/5
    Great course on high priority subject to providing legal services
    The subject matter is perhaps the most important to be up to date with, given the rate of change across legal services. Falling behind in the subject can have disastrous results for clients and lawyers. The course is an efficient and well present look through the subject.
  7. 5.0/5
    Practical & Relevant
    I appreciated the relevant and up to date examples used, the practical advice, as well as being able to download the materials. Thank you!