Each team will present its LawHack project to a panel of “Legal Dragons” in one of the last two partners’ meetings of the year. The panel includes:
Sarah Sutherland is the manager of content and partnerships at the Canadian Legal Information Institute based in Vancouver. Previously she worked as the manager of library services for a national law firm, worked for provincial and federal governments, and a law society library. She is interested in exploring enhanced access to legal information through IT applications.
Adam’s a lawyer by trade but a builder at heart. A graduate of McGill Law and called to the bar in British Columbia and Québec, his five years of legal domain and professional experience covers a range of legal practice, having worked at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, and as a sole practitioner. This critical insight ensures Knomos’ key features solve systemic problems in the legal industry, and that our platform’s core value is reflected in adoption among key influencers and stakeholders.
Colin O’Leary is responsible for the business attraction, retention and expansion activities with Venture Kamloops. With a solid foundation in science and technology coupled with an MBA from the Sauder School of Business, he brings an eclectic mixture of business acumen and experience to his role. Colin has been a part of many successful business start-ups and new business ventures and brings firsthand understanding to the table for clients looking to embark in their own business start-up or expansion goals.
Jayne is a Kamloops business lawyer and entrepreneur. In 2015 she fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning and operating her own business by starting her solo law firm. Her passion for entrepreneurship inspires her to help clients navigate the legal issues involved in creating and building businesses. She has a particular interest in contract law and has reviewed, drafted and negotiated contracts for clients ranging from freelancers to major Crown corporations and everything in between.