IT/Internet Law – The Year in Review

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Date/Time
June 6, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
66 Wellington Street West, Suite 5300
Toronto, Ontario

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TOPIC

Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tétrault will provide his popular annual update of significant developments in IT Law.

This program qualifies for up to 1 hour of Substantive credit under the mandatory CPD regime of the Law Society of Ontario. It does not qualify for Professionalism credit.

Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:15 pm.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Barry Sookman is a senior counsel in McCarthy Tétrault’s Technology Law Group in the Toronto office. He is the former leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property group and former co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Law Group. He is one of Canada’s foremost authorities in the areas of information technology, internet, AI, copyright and privacy law.

Barry is very experienced in providing advice in connection with complex information technology/AI/intellectual property transactions and national defence procurements, including outsourcing and other strategic procurement relationships, joint venture transactions, and licensing. He has been involved as lead lawyer in Canada’s biggest and most complicated domestic and international outsourcing deals.  He also provides advice in connection with protecting and exploiting intellectual property and new media products, and has extensive expertise on legal issues related to copyrights, privacy and data protection, e-commerce and the Internet. Barry is also very experienced in intellectual property and information technology litigation and arbitration proceedings and has been involved as counsel in numerous precedent-setting IP cases at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

He is also an adjunct Professor who teaches intellectual property at Osgoode Hall Law School and a leading Canadian blogger on copyright, internet, AI, privacy and other information technology issues at www.barrysookman.com.

Barry has consistently been ranked by authoritative Canadian and international guides as among Canada’s top information technology and intellectual property lawyers.

COST FOR ATTENDANCE

Free of charge. Complimentary lunch will generously be provided by McCarthy Tétrault LLP.

MEMBERSHIP (2024-2025)

The cost of a 2024-2025 membership for lawyers is fifty-five dollars ($55), and articling students and law school students may join the TCLG free of charge by indicating that they are “students” on the membership application form. Please see the online membership page for further details: https://www.tclg.org/membershipYou can join the TCLG and pay for your membership online.

REGISTRATION

Please register before 10:00 am on June 4, 2024. Registrations will 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: secretary@tclg.org.

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

TCLG EXECUTIVE ELECTION

The Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group (TCLG) will be electing its new executive members for 2024/2025.  Any current TCLG member is welcome to stand for election and to vote.

All nominations must be submitted to the TCLG Chair, Conrad Lee at conradlee@mccarthy.ca, on or before Thursday, June 6, 2024.  See the TCLG website for a list of the executive positions.

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