Entrepreneur, Lawyer, innovator.
Monica Goyal is a Toronto-based lawyer and a softwarenology entrepreneur who founded My Legal Briefcase, a legal software company. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo (as a Dean’s List Scholar), Monica attended Stanford University where she earned her Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. It was at Stanford that she acted as a research assistant to Mark Levoy and Mark Horowitz and worked on the Stanford Multi-Camera Array. She also holds a law degree from the University of Toronto.
Monica has extensive industry experience as an electrical engineer. She was employed in both the United States and Canada in research and development with several major telecommunications and semiconductor companies. After the completion of her law degree, she worked with a top Canadian IP firm.
Monica’s volunteer work with organizations such as Griffin Centre, Adventure Place, Downtown Legal Services, and Pro Bono Law Canada has given her insight into the accessibility and affordability of legal needs for the marginalized. Currently, Monica is both Board Member and Vice-Chair of Griffin Centre, a multi-service, mental-health agency that provides flexible and accessible services to youth, adults and their families. She developed My Legal Briefcase to empower individuals going to court.
Monica practices law in association with Fleet Street Law Chambers. Sharing her vast knowledge of legal issues and technology, Monica has been a speaker at several conferences and major events, including the New and Emerging Legal Infrastructures Conference (NELIC), LawTechCamp Toronto and London, DemoCamp in Halifax, Professional Engineers, SubTech, A regular blogger, Monica writes for Law Times, IT Business Blog Canada, Small Firm Innovation and her own blog, MonicaNGoyal. Monica has also been featured and/or interviewed in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Lawyers Weekly, LawTimes, Lawyers Weekly, UK Solicitors Journal, Mississauga News, and This Week in Law.
Sessions featuring Monica Goyal
• Day 2: Panel Discussion – Computer-mediated education and its impact on legal education, 9:40 – 10:30 am