#140Down – Now What? The Future of Lawyering is Here

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Event date: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 13:30
Name of Organization: 
Pitblado Lectures
Grand Ballroom, Fort Garry Place Conference Centre, 20 Fort Street, Winnipeg, MB

140th Anniversary of the Law Society of Manitoba

#140Down – Now What? The Future of Lawyering is Here

Friday, November 3
Grand Ballroom, Fort Garry Place Conference Centre, 20 Fort Street, Winnipeg

Over the past 140 years there have been dramatic changes in the world but smaller changes in the legal community. Is it time to revamp our traditions and our expectations for the future?

Topics will include

  • Virtual Courts, real justice? The future of adjudication
  • Building the modern lawyer – What is needed and who is responsible?
  • Technology: will it serve you or replace you?
  • Client centred service in the 21st century and beyond

6.5 EPPM hours, all in one jam packed Friday!
Reserve your seat today! Early bird registration until September 29

Special guest speakers

This year’s Organizing Committee is pleased to have leading analyst and forecaster for the global legal market, Jordan Furlong as our keynote speaker.

In keeping with the Pitblado Lectures tradition, Jordan is joined by a diverse group of innovators and experts from across North America including Shannon Salter, Mr. Justice Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin, Dr. Larry Richard, Monica Goyal and Darrel I. Pink who will all be leading us in challenging and informative discussions on the future of the legal profession. Read more on this year's speakers – www.pitbladolectures.com/program

Jointly presented by:

  • The Manitoba Bar Association
  • The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law
  • The Law Society of Manitoba


  • The Honourable Mr. Justice Chris Martin, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench
  • David Swayze, Meighen Haddad LLP, Brandon

Planning Committee

  • Andrew Buck, Pitblado LLP
  • Associate Dean Lisa Fainstein, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law
  • Dr. Gerald Heckman, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law
  • Karen Dyck, Manitoba Law Foundation
  • Tana Christianson, Law Society of Manitoba