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Launch of LegalX at MaRS

MaRS Discovery District

Monday, June 22, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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LegalX Launch


Disruption is coming to the legal sector. Early adopters are experimenting with cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, off-shoring service delivery and the use of technology to drive efficiency and new business models. Today's legal technology market is expanding quickly and with it an estimated $800 billion global market opportunity. Angel and venture capitalists are taking notice. 


Join us for the launch of LegalX at MaRS, our newest industry cluster. Dedicated to moving the legal sector forward through enterprises — whether startups or established corporates and law firms — LegalX connects the technologists, designers, coders, engineers and lawyers who are driving change.

Panel — Legal Disruption: Exploring the future of law

The overuse of the word "disruption" can be safely discarded in many sectors, where it is already the new normal. This isn't the case when it comes to the legal field. Uber, Airbnb, YouTube and Amazon have all transformed their highly regulated industries. Why should law be any different? Join us as we explore the definition of "legal work” and highlight how we can empower the sector to solve legal problems by providing more effective and efficient services through new business models, technologies and processes.


5:00-5:30 p.m.: Registration
5:30-6:00 p.m.: Introductions, LegalX and startup launch
6:00-7:00 p.m.: Panel — Legal Disruption: Exploring the future of law
7:00-7:30 p.m. Networking and reception





Monica Bay is a Fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, a freelance journalist for Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business and a special consultant for The Cowen Group. She recently retired from ALM, where she was editor-in-chief of Law Technology News and as senior editor at San Francisco-based The Recorder.


Sanjay is the Executive Chairman of Matterhorn Transactions. Sanjay is an entrepreneur, business builder and legal industry leader, with expertise in building profitable, high-growth legal businesses. Previously, Sanjay was Co-Founder and former Co-CEO of Pangea3, acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010.



Mitch Kowalski is a globally recognized thought-leader on the legal services industry and sough- after commentator on the future of the legal profession in publications worldwide. He is the author of the critically acclaimed, American Bar Association best-seller, Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century. As a visiting professor at the University of Calgary Law School, he studies and teaches worldwide trends in the legal services market.



Dan is the Director of Industry Relations at Avvo, Inc., where he manages relationships with the legal industry. He is a technology lawyer, facilitator, and blogger, and the cofounder of the Seattle Legal Technology and Innovation MeetUp. He's also blogged and written extensively about the profession and its evolution on his blog Right Brain.



Cian O’Sullivan is the founder of Beagle, an artificial intelligence tool to read a contract for you, summarize, and provide a feature-rich collaborative environment. Using IT-related jobs to pay for law school in Ireland, Cian designed data centres, country wide wireless networks, and security systems for banks. After passing the New York Bar, Cian took on the business side of IT, specifically contract negotiations. Cian has negotiated over a billion dollars of contracts and options with governments, and Fortune 100 companies.



Noah is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Kira Inc. Prior to founding Kira, Noah was an associate at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, where he focused on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and securities.



LegalX Team:

ARON SOLOMON is a globally-recognized expert on innovation in the legal and education verticals. A serial entrepreneur, Aron has traveled three million miles and visited China close to 60 times in the business of learning how to do and make things better.

A Montrealer by birth, Aron is multilingual and counts Reykjavik, Seattle, Stockholm, and Amsterdam as his favorite places to create and recreate.

Aron is Innovation Lead for LegalX as well as a Senior Advisor in ICT at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.


JASON MOYSE has served on global teams implementing major customer experience initiatives as a connector/doer/spark and key trusted advisor to the C-Suite, Senior Leadership and Governance Teams for legal and business matters.

With a depth of experience leading and facilitating cross functional teams, Jason has served as a core or extended team member on numerous change management projects impacting legal, finance, I.T. and customer experience, often via a Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Along with his partner, Aron Solomon, he has written articles ( and hosted events focused on #legallean, startups and the NewLaw fusion of technology, design, process improvement, document automation and lean strategy as applied to legal and advisory services.

A lawyer and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Jason is Manager of Legal Business Solutions on behalf of  Elevate Services - a next generation  legal service provider helping law firms and corporate legal departments improve efficiency, quality and outcomes through consulting, managed services, technology and talent.

Have questions about Launch of LegalX at MaRS? Contact MaRS Discovery District

When & Where

MaRS Discovery District (Phase 2, Multi-Purpose Room)
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G1L7

Monday, June 22, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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MaRS Discovery District

MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. Our purpose is to help innovators change the world. MaRS supports promising ventures tackling key challenges in the health, cleantech, finance and commerce, and work and learning sectors, as they start, grow and scale. In addition, the MaRS community fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration to drive breakthrough discoveries and new solutions to be adopted in Canada and beyond, growing our economy and delivering societal impact at scale.

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