Committed to Innovation

Bennett Jones is committed to delivering value to clients in new and efficient ways. We have invested in our knowledge management and technology infrastructure to promote collaboration, increase productivity and drive efficiencies for our clients.

The Knowledge Management group at Bennett Jones is one of the largest among Canadian law firms and comprises lawyers dedicated to research and knowledge sharing. Our internally developed Knowledge Bank of precedents, insights and best practices gives clients access to the full depth of knowledge and expertise of the firm.


Through artificial intelligence and machine-learning capabilities, we maximize productivity and cost efficiencies on our large, complex and document-intensive deals, litigation matters and arbitrations.

Bennett Jones’ KM group has been first to trial and first to market with several innovative legal tech tools, including Closing Folders, Kira, Tax Foresight, Loom Analytics and HighQ—all of which we test, customize and apply to best meet the needs of our lawyers and clients.

Case Study: Bennett Jones Collaborate

We continually implement new delivery models and practice technologies providing greatest value and efficiency for our clients. These models and technologies have strengthened price predictability, communication and knowledge sharing in the exceptional work that we deliver.

We recently launched Bennett Jones Collaborate (an online portal powered by HighQ). Working with our clients, we develop custom portals designed to improve efficiency, provide a safe and secure workspace for collaboration between experts, and enhance the overall client experience. The platform combines document management and secure file sharing with enterprise social networking, productivity and knowledge-sharing tools that allow our clients and experts to connect in real time. Enterprise-grade security allows for complete permissions control across key matter documents, while the mobile-friendly design allows for optimal file access from any device, anywhere.

Uniquely, Bennett Jones Collaborate can integrate with innovative technology tools that enhance productivity and collaboration, such as:

  • Machine-learning technologies that enable a rapid response to changes in the law by uncovering relevant provisions and documents.
  • Automatic generation of signature-ready documents through completing dynamic, web-based questionnaires.
  • Governance of workflows using legal project management and matter tracking tools and outputs.

Imagining the Ideal Video-Conferencing Solution

In May 2020, Bennett Jones participated in a global hackathon sponsored by the Financial Times "to develop solutions to problems created by the coronavirus pandemic".

The Bennett Jones submission focused on the need for a robust remote video conferencing solution that meets all of the requirements of the legal community, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read our whitepaper, Imagining the Ideal Video-Conferencing Solution.

Knowledge Management Tools

Bennett Jones Collaborate
Blue J Legal
Closing Folders
Exhibit Manager Logo Knowledge Management KM
Jigsaw Logo Knowledge Management KM

Key Contact

Kate  Simpson
Kate Simpson
Chief Knowledge Officer

Knowledge Management Team

Melissa  Birman
Melissa Birman
Knowledge Management Lawyer
Laura  Fraser
Laura Fraser
Knowledge Management Lawyer
Sandra  Geddes
Sandra Geddes
Knowledge Management Lawyer
Chelsea  Hatton
Chelsea Hatton
Knowledge Management + Innovation Associate
Bryan E. Kelling
Bryan E. Kelling
Knowledge Management Lawyer
Sarah   Lulman
Sarah Lulman
Knowledge Management Lawyer
Louise  McLean
Louise McLean
Law Clerk, Knowledge Management
Dunni  Shodipo
Dunni Shodipo
Knowledge Management Lawyer

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