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Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 3:09 PM

Blakes launches program for women returning to workforce

Working in partnership with CIBC, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP has created an initiative to assist women lawyers resume their careers after a break. ... [read more]

Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Software pilots measure balance of risk versus reward Carla Swansburg

It seems like every day a new technology offering hits the market that promises to automate legal tasks or make them more efficient in some other way. Often they’re marketed with terms like artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 11:27 AM

The Coach: Don’t sell your clients, serve them | Gary Mitchell

Years ago I coined the phrase “cross-serving” to replace the outdated phrase “cross-selling.” I am confident I was the first one to use it in articles, presentations and my coaching work. Nonetheless, it’s important on a couple of levels. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 8:16 AM

Lack of law profession transparency preventing necessary culture change | Julius Melnitzer

If you’re Law Society of Ontario (LSO) treasurer Paul Schabas, you’ve got to be frustrated by the results of the recent LSO survey that prompted 20 per cent of responding articling students to reveal that they had received “unwelcome attention.” ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 12:12 PM

Justice David Brown says judges risk being displaced by arbitrators and algorithms

Lawyers and judges may soon find themselves replaced by technology if they don’t quickly adopt that very same technology. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

‘Make your own rules’ about iPad trials

It’s not too often that a lawyer will admit to being influenced by television court dramas, but that’s exactly what Chantelle Spagnola did. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

Automated legal services cost efficient, but can leave clients vulnerable, lawyers say Reesa Heft sm

The automation of legal documents seems like a straightforward solution for Canadians facing access to justice issues. However, lawyers caution clients turning to tech may be leaving themselves open to litigation as documents, such as contracts and wills, could lack important details. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 9:38 AM

Federation of Law Societies looking to tweak anti-money laundering rules for lawyers FLSC president Sheila MacPherson

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) is undertaking a consultation process on amendments to its model rules on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, with an eye to make them more robust and effective for lawyers across the country. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

The ethical dilemmas of artificial intelligence legal_AI_sm

The means of delivering legal services are quickly changing. The “new” ethical questions arising as a result are not entirely new. We simply need new and creative ways to apply the “old” answers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:03 PM

The Headhunter: In-house lawyers: Plan for your success | David Namkung

As a recruiter, I encounter too many in-house lawyers without a clear career plan. As a result, they remain in the same position with the same responsibilities year after year, without a clear path forward. ... [read more]