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Fasken Partners with Queen’s Conflict Analytics Lab to Enhance Legal Professional Development

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken has partnered with the Faculty of Law and the Conflict Analytics Lab (CAL) at Queen’s University to invest in the future of legal professional development. The partnership involves a new dynamic sessional program for Fasken lawyers, staff, clients and affiliates.

The program will focus on a diverse array of issues that are prominent and impactful to legal practice. “There’s a real opportunity to offer sessions, for our Firm members and clients, that explore both the hard and soft skills in demand in today’s legal services market,” said Robert Garmaise, Chief Innovation Officer, Fasken. “By partnering with Queen’s, we combine their multidisciplinary analytics research and academics with our practical insights for law.”

With CAL, a global consortium founded in 2018, that focuses on the optimization of conflict resolution, Fasken looks to approach the legal industry with the lens of academics in the frontiers of cutting-edge research. Fasken will work with CAL to continue investing in the future of legal education and ensure we are ahead of technological trends affecting legal services. Through this partnership we will create a series of relevant and timely Continuing Legal Education (CLE) sessions for Firm members and clients.

CAL works with industry partners to build various training models with content relevant for lawyers and other legal professionals. The aim is to identify multifaceted solutions to business challenges. The approach is a combination of management skillsets and legal research, to allow a comprehensive learning experience. The Director of Conflict Analytics Lab, Dr. Samuel Dahan, has shared “The Conflict Analytics Lab is very honored to be partnering with Fasken. We are confident that this professional development program will have a meaningful impact on the legal profession, and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration.”

About CAL

A project of Queen’s Faculty of Law and the Smith School of Business, the Conflict Analytics Lab is a research-based consortium concerned with the application of data science and machine learning to dispute resolution. Conflict analytics is the process of extracting actionable knowledge from negotiation, mediation and settlement agreements. To learn more, please visit the CAL website

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