Webinar, Panel 2 | The Influence of Social Media on the Work of Decision-Makers (1:11:34)

Panel Two | The Influence of Social Media on the Work of Decision- Makers
Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Ι  10:50 am – Noon

Language: Pierre Trudel (in French), Peter D. Lauwers (in English), Frances Kiteley (in English)

Accreditation: Accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory (1 hr 10). / Formation dont l’admissibilité a été confirmée par le Barreau du Québec aux fins de la formation continue obligatoire, pour une durée de 1 h 10.

Absent filters that separate fact from fiction, social media can become the most powerful propaganda tool the world has ever seen. This panel will discuss how social media presents several challenges for our judicial system. The panel will further explore the impact of social media on judges and courts.  Are judges aware of their biases when making decisions? How should judges prepare themselves for the pressures to maintain impartiality in the presence of social media?


  • The Honourable Chief Justice Marc Richard, Court of Appeal for New Brunswick


  • Professor Pierre Trudel, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
  • The Honourable Justice Peter D. Lauwers, Court of Appeal for Ontario
  • The Honourable Justice Frances Kiteley, Superior Court of Justice, Ontario

2019 Annual Conference on “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Social Media on Legal Institutions”