Join Complimentary CPD Webinars for Lawyers and Paralegals
Veritext Canada is committed to advancing the use of new technologies to help us all work smarter, faster, and more efficiently. To that end, we are pleased to offer you opportunities to participate in complimentary CPD educational webinars.
View and register for an upcoming CPD Webinar course below!
The Treatment of Indigenous Language in Legal Transcripts
Thursday, September 21, 2023
11am PT | 12pm MT | 1pm CT | 2pm ET
Presenter: Christy Pratt
Special Guest Speakers: Mike Parkhill, O.Ont., SayITFirst (Founder), and Nigel Baker-Grenier, J.D., White Raven Law (Associate)
(1 CPD Credit)*
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E-Trials Simplified: Trends in Managing Digital Documents and Key Considerations for Electronic Trials in Canada
Thursday, November 30, 2023
11am PT | 12pm MT | 1pm CT | 2pm ET
Presenter: Christy Pratt
Special Guest Speakers: Rose Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Triage Data Solutions & Ryan Snushall, National Account Executive, Thomson Reuters Case Center
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Vice President | Veritext Canada
Christy Pratt is the vice president of Veritext Canada, the national leader in legal technology and e-solutions. Prior to joining Veritext she was the owner of Reportex Agencies in British Columbia for over 15 years. Christy has been a realtime reporter for over 25 years, with a special interest in Indigenous rights/title and Charter challenge cases. Christy has reported several landmark trials, including William (Tsilhqot’in Nation), West Moberly (Treaty 8 Boundary), Cambie Surgeries, Thomas (Saik’uz/Stellat’en Nations) and the Cowichan Tribes case currently being heard in Victoria, BC.
Having worked on land claim trials for the majority of her 25-year court reporting career, Indigenous language is a topic that is particularly close to Christy’s heart. She has worked with hundreds of elders, community members and traditional word spellers, and she collaborates with counsel to create alignment between the parties and the court reporter on spelling and style protocols.
As an expert in realtime reporting and the transcription of Indigenous language, Christy regularly presents webinars on the benefits of realtime, how to effectively conduct an electronic trial and best practices for capturing oral Indigenous testimony.
Founder | SayITFirst
Mike Parkhill left his executive career at Microsoft Canada to start a company dedicated to helping Indigenous communities develop more speakers today than existed yesterday.
Mike adds diversity to each program in the sense that in a support role, he is able to help communities try new solutions in order to reverse language loss.
For his results and impact on Indigenous communities, Mike has received the Order of Ontario, the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal, NYX international Video Best Canadian Cultural video, and Best Canadian Educational video for Creation of the Koko Jones Children shows and is a 5 time Canadian Best Selling author.
Associate | White Raven Law
Nigel belongs to the Gisgahaast clan from the Gitxsan Nation. He is also Swampy Cree from Churchill, Manitoba. Nigel is an Associate at White Raven Law and an Adjunct Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in the History Honours program at the University of British Columbia and a Juris Doctor from the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Nigel chose to study law to revitalize Indigenous laws grounded in oral histories and traditions. Indigenous laws contain rich normative resources that are relevant today and robustly inform the rights and obligations of the contemporary world.
Nigel has taught Indigenous Settler Legal Relations and is currently the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic’s seminar instructor. His research focuses on the revitalization of Indigenous laws which are grounded in oral histories and traditions. Indigenous laws contain rich normative resources that are relevant today and robustly inform the rights and obligations of the contemporary world.
Nigel received the 2022 Courage in Law award from the Indigenous Law Students Association, the Beverly McLachlin Legal Access Award in 2019, and the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Indigenous Entrance Scholarship in 2016. In 2021, the Western Journal of Legal Studies published Nigel’s article “Kitimahkinawow ekwa Kitimahkisin: Pity and Compassion in Cree Law.” In 2018, Nigel published an article in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review titled, “Esdii Wal: Gitxsan Law Grounded in Epistemology.”
National Account Executive | Case Center
Ryan Snushall is the Canadian National Account executive for Case Center (formerly Caselines). He supports courts and tribunals with their modernization and digitization projects in the area of digital evidence platforms. His work in this area extends further to supporting law firms and legal departments as well. Ryan has worked with Thomson Reuters for 10 years and spent the previous 9 years in the technology department of Canada’s largest Intellectual Property boutique.
Aside from working directly with courts and law firms, Ryan regularly attends webinars in the court modernization space, has written or contributed to white papers on the subject, and has spoken at conferences about Case Center and the topic of digital courts.
Chief Executive Officer | Triage Data Solutions
Rose is the owner/CEO of Triage Data Solutions, a national leader is technology based legal services. Rose has over 27 years of experience in the legal industry as a trained paralegal professional and has significant experience in law firm management.
In Rose’s former roles she was responsible for managing a wide range of eDiscovery matters from high profile, complex litigation, regulatory and administrative law, to document intensive aboriginal rights litigation cases. Rose was responsible for wide document collection, preservation, and processing. Rose has vast experience in trial preparation, attending trials at all levels.
As an expert in her field Rose regularly speaks to clients on the benefit of using technology in their practice and recognizes that legal technology can dramatically improve the accessibility and affordability of legal representation.