At least 150 lawyers and law students braved the snow last night to hear a panel of eminent jurists discuss the future of legal education, at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.
“The topic we will consider today has never been more important for our profession,” said Neil Sternthal, managing director of Legal – Canada/Australia/New Zealand for Thomson Reuters (publisher of Legal Feeds), which sponsored the event, in his introductory remarks.
That is due, he said, “to the pace of change caused by globalization, the disaggregation of legal services, the emergence of alternative legal service providers [and] disruptive technologies . . . so to prepare lawyers for the future needs of the profession is of critical importance. Because what we do as lawyers supports the rule of law, affecting not only those clients we serve but also society.”