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Open Source Software for Legal Research

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


DATE: Friday, October 23, 2020
TIME: 12:00 Noon – 1:30pm
LOCATION: Online – Zoom Video Conference
TOPIC: Open Source Software for Legal Research
SPEAKER: Charles Von Simson

Charles Von Simson, a lawyer from New York who specializes in legal research technology will discuss open source legal research software. Mr. Von Simson will talk about emerging trends in legal research technology including AI, collaborative tools and open source projects in the US and Canada.  The final 15 minutes of this session will comprise of a remote networking event of smaller groups of 3 or 4 lawyers in Zoom breakout rooms, who will spend five minutes talking about their practices and making some connections.

Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) to the Manitoba Bar Association online at www.cbapd.org.

You will need a computer or laptop (PC or Mac), smartphone or tablet with a microphone and webcam (built-in or external) and an internet connection.

If you will be participating from a laptop, you would also need to install a Zoom Client for Meetings from this site: https://zoom.us/download.

If you are planning to participate from smartphone or tablet you would need to install an App from the Apple Store or Google Play.   if you are installing the app from the Apple Store or Google Play to use on an iPad, iPhone or Android device or tablet the free app is called “Zoom Cloud Meetings”.
We would recommend that you have either the Zoom Cloud Meetings App or the Zoom Client for Meetings downloaded at least 15 minutes before the meeting.

When you do join, please allow your device to join with audio.  This feature can be found under Join Options in an Apple or Android device or Join with Computer Audio if you are participating on a laptop.

If you are having troubles, please email sections@cba-mb.ca.

At approximately 9:30am on Friday, October 23, 2020 an email will be sent from the MBA advising you of the link that you will click on to join the Zoom video conference meeting.  So it will be important to register before 5:00pm on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

David Davis
Chair, MBA Legal Research Section
Davis Immigration Law Office
Ph: 204-956-2336×201


October 23
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Manitoba Bar Association