Lauryn Kerr works for the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) as in house legal counsel. The CRT is Canada’s first fully online administrative tribunal. It currently handles small claims disputes under $5,000, motor vehicle accident claims, and certain matters involving condominiums, registered societies, and co-operative associations. Lauryn’s background is in innovation, technology and transformation. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University, her Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Victoria, and her Master of Laws (LLM) from Osgoode Hall. She is a practising lawyer and a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
Lauryn has instructed at the University of Ottawa and Thompson Rivers University in the field of technology and access to justice, and from 2018-2020 she also taught a course in law, innovation, technology and justice at the University of Kharkiv, Ukraine. Lauryn is a frequent presenter on the topics of access to justice, legal technology, and innovation, both within Canada and internationally. She has been on the board of directors of the Justice Education Society since 2016, and is particularly interested in the intersection between technology, access to justice, and international legal development. Lauryn is the Chair of the JES Digital Committee.