The Changing Business of Law, and What It Means For Law Libraries
Wednesday, April 3rd
1:00 - 2:30 PM ET
The legal profession is in a state of unrest. Competition is increasing. The advancement of the global marketplace, unceasing. The end of the billable hour seems all but imminent. These challenges lead to a bewildering situation, where more services are expected, even as budgets are cut. Libraries, perceived by some as a cost-center of the business, too often feel the brunt of this. But this shouldn’t be the case. In this webinar, John will discuss how the business of law is changing, in both Canada and across the globe, and the effects this could have on the legal ecosystem. Drawing from case studies and complexity science, along with his own in-field research, he’ll offer insight to help you not only face these challenges, but take proactive steps to leverage them and empower the law library. In the second half of the webinar, John will be introducing Codify, a web-platform tracking all bills and regulations in Canada. Used by law firms, corporations, and non-profits alike, Codify is a powerful research tool which doubles as a knowledge distribution system, allowing for legislative tracking on a larger-than-ever scale.
John Wu, JD / MBA (Candidate), is the Director of Codify. As a law student in 2017, he was recognized by the Attorney General of Ontario as a rising star in legal-tech, and was given an award for his work in access to justice and legal automation. Since then, he has developed a legal technology course offered through Osgoode Professional Development, and founded an after-school program that brings legal education to local youth. Prior to entering the legal profession, John worked as a researcher in Department of Ophthalmology at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys reading science fiction and playing the guitar.