Sukesh Kamra

National Director, Knowledge & Innovation
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Sukesh Kamra

Sukesh Kamra



Sukesh Kamra is the national director of knowledge and innovation for Canada.

He currently leads our knowledge and innovation practice and is responsible for implementing a national strategy and action plan to work smarter and more efficiently, while leveraging advanced forms of technology to eliminate waste and control legal costs. He improves internal processes and provides our clients with innovative legal products and solutions to address specific business risks. Mr. Kamra is a lawyer and an internationally recognized expert in client-facing knowledge and innovation.

With over 17 years of experience, Mr. Kamra is responsible for developing practice resources and new approaches to capture and leverage our tacit and explicit value-added knowledge to efficiently deliver legal services to our clients. He is also responsible for the overall direction of our national library and intelligence service.

Mr. Kamra led the firm to win the award for Best Use of Technology in a Law Firm for our use of a novel low-code platform to build complex applications for clients at the inaugural 2020 Canadian Law Awards as well as a top 14 finish at the North American Financial Times Most Digital Law Firm award. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Lexpert Zenith Award in the category of Change Agents in Law and the winner of the highly coveted 2018 Canadian Lawyer Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada in the Changemaker category for his work in legal technology and innovation. He is the recipient of the 2019 Fastcase 50 Award honoring the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, visionaries and leaders. He is also the winner of the 2018 Knowledge Management Leadership Award presented by the International HRD Congress. In addition, he led a team of professionals to third place at the 2018 USA We.CONECT Intranet Reloaded Awards in the category of Digital Workplace Management for his work on the client innovation portal initiative. His team's work in innovative legal technology shortlisted the firm as a nominee for the 2018 British Legal Week Innovation Awards for Client Management Innovation. Under his direction, his team's work in client solutions development was recognized as "highly commended" at the 2019 Legal Week Innovation Awards in the category of International Law Firm Innovation and "highly commended" and "commended" in two categories at the 2018 North American Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.

Mr. Kamra is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Knowledge Management Professional of the Year Distinguised Peer Award. He was also inducted in 2017 as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, joining an exclusive group of law practice management executives. Mr. Kamra is also the recipient of the College of Law Practice Management's 2016 InnovAction Award, given to an individual who demonstrates advanced innovation, for the firm's client-facing portal initiative. He was also a top 10 finalist for the 2016 Knowledge Management World Reality Award.

Mr. Kamra sits on our Canadian Race Equity Council and the Canadian Origins Network. He is a gold medallist from the University of Ottawa's National Program and clerked at the Federal Court of Canada with two honourable justices. He holds a yellow belt certification in Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management. Mr. Kamra is a member of both the Contract Express Document Automation User and Advisory Group and the Practical Law Canada Knowledge Management Advisory Board at Thomson Reuters. He is also a former member of the Neota Logic Client Advisory Board. Mr. Kamra is a certified mental health first aid officer.

Professional experience

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LL.M., University of Ottawa, 2003
LL.B. (common law), University of Ottawa, 2001 (Gold Medallist) (magna cum laude)
LL.B. (civil law), Université de Montréal, 2000
  • Best Use of Technology in a Law Firm - Canadian Law Awards 2020
  • Visionary & Leader - Fastcase 50 Award 2019
  • Change Agents in Law - Lexpert Zenith Award 2019
  • Changemaker: innovation and legal technology - Canadian Lawyer Magazine's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2018
  • Digital Workplace Management - 3rd place, We.CONECT Intranet Reloaded Awards 2018
  • KM Leadership Award - International HRD Congress 2018
  • Fellow Award - College of Law Practice Management 2017
  • Knowledge Management Professional of the Year Award - International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) 2017
  • InnovAction Award - College of Law Practice Management 2016

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  • "A New Profit Frontier - Selling Innovation," ILTA>ON, Zoom, August 2020.
  • "The Structure of Law Firm Innovation," SKILLS, New York, February 2020.
  • "KM: Our experience, Your Win," Legal Week, Legal Tech, New York, February 2020.
  • "Firm-Grown Innovative Legal Technology," Georgia State School of Law, January 2020.
  • "Meet Your New Innovation Partner," ILTACON, Orlando, August 2019.
  • "Going the Extra Inch: Small Solutions with Big Impact," ILTACON, Orlando, August 2019.
  • "Transforming Your Legal Department Through No-code A.I. Automation," Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), Las Vegas, May 2019.
  • "Transforming Law Firm Knowledge Management," Georgia State School of Law, Webex, April 2019.
  • "The Future of Law Firms," Canadian Legal Innovation Forum, Toronto, February 2019.
  • "Joining Forces - Create Client-Centric Knowledge Management - Legal Tech," Legal Week, New York, January 2019.
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Knowledge Management Institute of Canada
  • Conference Board of Canada, Council for Innovation and Commercialization
  • Toronto Knowledge Management Legal Forum
  • International Legal Technology Association
  • Toronto Law Firm Innovation Group
  • Thomson Reuters Document Automation Contract Express User and Advisory Group
  • Thomson Reuters Practical Law Canada Knowledge Management Advisory Board