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Emerging Trends in the Legal Market: Discussion and Resources for Legal Professionals in Uncertain Times

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Join us for a virtual event focused on key issues impacting the legal professional community globally related to COVID-19. Hear from industry experts about the shifts in the legal market, impacts on the practice and implications of recent legislation. In addition, hear first-hand how other legal organizations are using technology to work and collaborate remotely within their practice and with clients.

Moderated by Mary Williams, Head of Legal Marketing, Thomson Reuters

Trends and Changes in the Global Legal Market
Presented by:
Jennifer Dezso, Vice President, Acritas US
Mike Abbott, Vice President of Market Insights & Thought Leadership
Beth Connaughty, Senior Director Segment Development – Government
Bill Josten, Manager – Legal Enterprise Thought Leadership
Brent Turner, Manager - Peer Monitor

Shifts and changes in the Legal market are nothing new, but the emergence of COVID-19 has had far reaching implications on the global legal community. Join us for a discussion with a panel of experts who will discuss these changes and how they have affected Law Firms, Legal Departments and Government agencies across the globe.

Staying Connected While Working Remotely
Presented by:
Chris Kitchener, Vice President of HighQ Product Management
Eric McCashey, Product Marketing Director
Emma Jackson, Client Innovation Advisor at Mills & Reeve
Sarah Timmins, Portfolio Manager at Eversheds Sutherland
Melissa Puckett, Commercial Paralegal - EMEA at WeWork

More and more law firms and corporate legal teams are making the decision to have their staff work remotely. However, they face the challenge of keeping teams connected and work moving forward. Cloud-based collaboration and communication tools can help.

If you’re looking for technology that enables dispersed colleagues to work together, it can be difficult to identify exactly what you want and what will meet your needs. In order to help, our panelists (from both the customer and supplier side) will discuss the things you might want to consider when choosing from an ever-expanding market of collaboration tools.

Legal Considerations in Responding to COVID-19 for the Canadian Market
Presented by:
Jacqueline Lund, Practice Lead – Employment Law
Megan Hill, Senior Lawyer Editor – In-House Counsel
Lydia Salvi, Practice Lead – Finance
Monique Rabideau, Practice Lead – Capital Market & Securities
Elise Sieradzki, Senior Lawyer Editor – Commercial Real Estate
Stephanie Wanke, Legal Editor – Insolvency & Restructuring

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to spread globally, companies of all sizes are struggling with the unique workplace issues, supply shortages, operational hurdles, and other challenges that impact their employees, suppliers, customers, and business operations.  

Join a panel of our Practical Law lawyer editors who will discuss COVID-19’s impact on Canadian businesses. They’ll cover issues concerning: 

  • Employers’ response to COVID-19 in the workplace 
  • Keeping up with Government changes impacting employment law 
  • Pandemic planning and the impact on the supply chain 
  • COVID-19s impact on borrowers, lends and the credit agreement 
  • Demand and Good Faith, and restructuring in light of changing court processes 
  • Disclosure issues and relief granted by regulators due to COVID-19 
  • The impact COVID-19 has on the landlord-tenant relationship, and more 

Discussing Key Provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Presented by:
Heidi Winzeler, Director – Practical Law Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 
Melissa Oaks, Senior Manager – Checkpoint  
Helena Sung, Senior Legal Editor, Labor & Employment 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is a broad-ranging stimulus package that will impact organizations across industries. Understanding just how to respond in this rapidly evolving legal and business environment will present a significant challenge to already stressed organizations. Join our legal and tax experts from Practical Law and Checkpoint for a targeted discussion of key provisions of the bill, covering: 

  • Business tax provisions, including matters related to: 
  • Payroll taxes 
  • Temporary rollback of recent tax reform measures
  • Employee paid leave
  • Expanded retirement plan distribution options
  • Health plan requirements

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