Impact of Legal Landscape on Artificial Intelligence and its Practical Applications

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February 20, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Blaney McMurtry LLP
2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
Toronto, Ontario

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The panel discussion will bring together experts from diverse fields to delve into the multifaceted realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and its intersection with the legal landscape, as well as its role in advancing scientific frontiers. Participants will engage in a thoughtful exploration of the challenges and opportunities surrounding the integration of AI into legal tools, AI governance and regulation, and the cutting-edge applications of generative AI. The discourse will extend to the global stage with a focus on the European Union and potential Canadian approaches to AI regulation. The dynamic exchange of ideas and insights will underscore the need for a balanced approach to AI development—one that maximizes innovation while upholding ethical standards.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 pm.


Ryan Fritsch is legal counsel with the Law Commission of Ontario. He is leading law reform projects related to the Impact of AI in Ontario’s Criminal Justice System; Modernizing Consumer Protection Law in the Digital Marketplace; and recently published the “Last Stages of Life for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples: Preliminary Recommendations for Law Reform.” Prior to joining the LCO Ryan was legal counsel to the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office, lead the Legal Aid Ontario Mental Health Strategy, and championed health information protections in Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act.

Monica Goyal is the Director of Legal Innovation for Caravel Law. In her role as Director of Legal Innovation, she evaluates new technologies and implementation within the firm. She has overseen the implementation of their internal contract and document automation system, design and implementation of their client onboarding process, and the implementation of our corporate services solutions.  She is a part-time lecturer at the TMU Lincoln Alexander Law School where she teaches Critical Approaches to Data, Algorithm, and Science in the Law. Monica was formerly an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Institute of Future of Law Practice. Monica has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. She began her career working for major telecommunications companies such as Toshiba, Nokia, and Nortel, before earning her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

This year Monica was nominated for Canadian Lawyer most influential lawyer in the changemaker category. She has been named as one of the 10 Women to Watch in Tech in the Journal of the American Bar Association and has won a 2017 Fastcase 50 Award.

Brian Silverman is a co-founder oft he Playful Invention Company. Since the late 1970s, Brian Silverman has been involved in the invention of learning environments for children. His work includes dozens of Logo versions (including LogoWriter & MicroWorlds), ScratchLEGO roboticsTurtleArt and the PicoCricket. Brian is a consultant for the LEGO company and was a Consulting Scientist to the MIT Media Lab. He enjoys recreational math, and is a computer scientist and master tinkerer. He once built a tictactoe-playing computer out of TinkerToys. You can also visit Brian’s Wikipedia page here.


Cost for attendance: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.


Please register before noon on Friday, February 16, 2024. Registrations may not be confirmed. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch. Please e-mail registrations or cancellations to:

When registering, please advise if you have any dietary restrictions.


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