3 Instructional Hours

Planning and Managing Advanced Analytics Projects for Legal Professionals

About the program

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Presented in partnership with Fasken.

Before you can capture value from the data, analytics and Artificial Intelligence, you must first properly digitize the organization itself.

In practice, this means taking a holistic view of the organization, gaining an understanding of its current state of digitization, identifying the highest potential value gaps that exist, and determining how to best fill those gaps for maximum ROI.

For some law firms, the highest potential value exists in revamping key customer facing processes, digitizing data capture, and democratizing decision making. For others, the highest return lies in leveraging advanced analytics to design new products and dynamically price them, with underlying technological infrastructure serving as the key to unlock ROI.

Prior to this session, you will use an Analytical Project Opportunity Worksheet to brainstorm a potential application within your legal practice. Then, in the 3-hour online session, you will discover the do's and don'ts of ideating, incubating and managing analytical projects. You'll return to work with a game-plan for practical, value adding AI/analytics initiatives and effective digital transformation.

This program is part of the Analytics and Innovation for Legal Professionals series. Take any number of these programs or complete the full series.

Buy five programs and get the sixth program free.

In this program you will:

  • Assess your firm's current state of digitization
  • Discover new methods of organizing and analyzing data
  • Prioritize the best applications for analytics and AI in your law practice

Who should attend

This program is designed for anyone in the legal profession.

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This program has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario and is eligible for CPD professional development credits, across Canada. For participants outside of Ontario, we are happy to help with the application process for CPD credits. Please contact us at execed@queensu.ca for assistance.

Personal benefits

  • Position yourself as a leader within your firm's digital transformation
  • Increase your department's effectiveness and performance by using information you have available to you in new ways
  • Learn to assess your existing business for digital opportunities
  • Build frameworks to measure and learn from your business - so you continue doing what works and stop doing what doesn't

Organizational benefits

  • Equip managers and leaders with tools and information to strategically apply the data at their disposal
  • Increase effectiveness and reduce risk through improved management decision-making
  • Benefit from optimizing revenue management, dynamic pricing, and business modelling
  • Discover real AI/analytics opportunities within your legal practice

Program Content

Prior to the program, you will receive a questionaire designed to both tailor class discussions to your organization, and also administer a proprietary assessment tool - Analytics Capabilities Assessment Tool (ACAT), which assesses the current state of your firm’s readiness for analytics.

With the help of expert session leaders, you will discover when and how to use analytical approaches, and how to determine what tools and skills your organization needs to maximize the ROI of your analytics practice.

Through a discussion of surveys, sampling and data-mining, you will learn practical techniques to organize and clean data sets and correct data "censorship". Finally a discussion of leveraging data for business decision-making will inspire you to take action, while avoiding the common traps of analysis paralysis. 

Session Leaders

Our session leader combines deep industry expertise with excellent teaching skills – able to cut through jargon and translate complex topics into accessible, practical concepts.

Anton Ovchinnikov is a Distinguished Professor of Management Analytics at Smith School of Business in Kingston, Canada. His research interests include, on the theoretical side, behavioral operations, revenue management and environmental sustainability. On the applied side, he studies data-driven applications in business, government and nonprofit sectors.

Anton’s work has been published in the leading academic journals. One of his academic papers was recognized as the finalist of the 2009 Junior Faculty Best Paper Competition held by the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), and his applied work was recognized as the finalist in the 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing section Practice Prize. In 2015 Anton received the Paul Kleindorfer Award in Sustainability from the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) for his work on sustainable operations. His case studies also won several awards, including the 2005 and 2011 INFORMS Case competitions. Anton organized several conferences and is on the editorial review boards of two leading operations management journals; his contributions to the academic community also received multiple service awards.

Samuel Dahan is a National Scholar and Assistant Professor of Law and at Queen’s University, as well as a lawyer and mediator. He is cross-appointed to both the Smith School of Business and Cornell University Law School, and is an affiliate faculty member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

Dahan is the founder and Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a global consortium (Queen’s-McGill-Columbia-HEC) concerned with the application of data science and Artificial Intelligence to dispute resolution and law. He is also the founder and developer of MyOpenCourt, a platform that improves access to justice through predictive dispute resolution research.

Samuel Dahan was a référendaire (legal secretary) at the Court of Justice of the European Union and clerked for the Conseil d’Etat (French Administrative Supreme Court). During the financial crisis of 2008-2009, he served as an advisor to the EU’s chief negotiator for the financial assistance program in Latvia. He also worked as an associate for White & Case and Essec-Irene, leading firms specializing in dispute resolution (2010-2014).

Dahan holds a doctorate in law from the University of Cambridge and studied law and dispute resolution at Harvard Law School; the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-Ulm); the Sorbonne Law School; Leuven University in Belgium; and the University of Nice. He was a bronze medalist at the French and UK championships in kickboxing and Taekwondo.

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  • Nov 26    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST


$800 CAD (plus applicable taxes)
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