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Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Three technologies that will shake up the legal world in 2018 Carla Swansburg

The cloud, blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) are the technologies predicted to play the biggest role in the legal world this year. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

Artificial intelligence to make legal tech breakthrough in 2018: experts Michael Power

Experts expect 2018 to be the year that artificial intelligence (AI) makes its presence truly felt in the Canadian legal world. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

Cross-border searches put client privacy at risk, experts say

The annual vacation in Sarasota, the IP convention in Dallas, the guest lecturing opportunity in Boston. These are the types of trips that routinely require lawyers to cross the 49th parallel into the United States and back to Canada. However, such trips are no longer routine. As security on both sides of the border ramps up, lawyers may find themselves in jeopardy of violating lawyer-client privilege, being unable to enter another country as a result and even being detained.   ... [read more]

Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

Robert Half expects litigation to offer most job opportunities in 2018 Job opportunities

At least some job growth looks like it will be on the horizon for the new year, according to a recent survey of the Canadian legal profession. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

Lawyers need to get comfortable with digital evidence Michael Mulligan

Even though technology is all around us — from cell phones to computers to always listening personal digital assistants in our homes — it doesn’t mean everybody has an equal understanding of how digital information is created and stored and accessed, and that includes lawyers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:32 AM

Hi-Tech: Time to start auditing outside counsel’s technology skills | Luigi Benetton

Companies audit their third party service providers for many competencies, like security. Why not the competence to do their jobs efficiently? ... [read more]

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Wellness: How other disciplinary bodies handle addiction and mental health issues | Darryl Singer

There is a recent decision from the Law Society of Upper Canada Tribunal involving a lawyer who had “failed to communicate” and “failed to co-operate” with the Law Society. The background of the lawyer’s malfeasance was a direct result of a serious mental illness. The ordinary penalty in this case would have been revocation of his licence.Given the length of time and number of opportunities he had been given to communicate and cooperate he essentially fell into the category of ungovernable. The ordinary penalty in this case would have been revocation of his licence. However, because of the mental illness, he was allowed to surrender his license.The net effect is the same. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

Law firms must embrace IT innovations, CBA conference told Andrew Arruda

Lawyers have nothing to fear from artificial intelligence (AI) or innovative legal management technologies. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:17 AM

Tax tips every lawyer should implement now year_end_sm

Ideally, tax planning should be an ongoing process that lawyers, like other entrepreneurs or employees, focus on all year long. Given our busy schedules many lawyers pay attention to tax planning at year end, if at all. So here are some tax planning tips that, for the most part, should be implemented now. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

Actors add authenticity to legal training Meredith Heinrich

Lisa wants a divorce. ... [read more]