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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

In blockchain we trust Manoncomputerchip_sm.jpg

The first thing we do, let’s disintermediate all the lawyers. Imagine a virtuous world where someone says they would do something and then actually did it. Blockchain promises to revolutionize the economy since the need for virtue simply disappears. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

Police turning to 3D technology for crime, accident scene investigation Brian Harder

As 3D scanners are increasingly becoming the tool of choice for police departments across the country to use while investigating accident and crime scenes, it makes sense for lawyers to have a better understanding of how the technology works and how it is used. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

Fasken uses HighQ’s cloud-based tech for client collaboration portal Robert Garmaise

In a move that will allow the firm to better collaborate with clients and share information, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is launching a cloud-based client portal. “We see opportunities to collaborate more richly on document authoring, review, archiving, signing documents, you name it. [We can let] clients launch new transactions that then become new documents. In our current framework, where we had things stored behind the firewall, we had great security here internally, but then we’d go to e-mail things and the security kind of disappears as soon as you do that,” said Robert Garmaise, chief innovation officer at Fasken. ... [read more]

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

Companies team up to make estate management, creditor notifications easier Patrick Hartford and Grant Goldrich

A long-established legal technology company is teaming up with a legal-tech startup with the goal of making it a more seamless process for trustees to manage estates and publish notices to creditors. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

Ontario legislature updates website

Even though the province of Ontario is in the midst of a provincial election, things have been happening behind the scenes at Queen’s Park, as the Legislative Assembly of Ontario has revamped its website. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

The multifaceted legal implications of revenge porn monsteroutfofpc

Taking and sharing intimate images using smartphones and direct messaging applications has become a normalized part of romantic relationships; however, with the rise of technology-facilitated intimacy, the scope for abusive, controlling and vengeful behaviour has widened. ... [read more]

Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

Norton Rose Fulbright turns to chatbot to talk about privacy, online security Ryan Berger

An Australian creation has been adapted to talk about European laws and will soon be the foundation for service that gives advice about Canadian privacy breaches. “Parker” is the name of an artificial intelligence-driven chatbot that was developed by Norton Rose Fulbright. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

N.L. appeal highlights need for courtroom technology, lawyers say Robert_Currie_sm

Canada’s buttoned-down justice system will continue to be dragged “kicking and screaming into the 21st century,” says a legal scholar following an East Coast appeal favouring a judge who presided over court via video. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 2:11 PM

Blakes to offer self-service options for tech startups Carla_Swansburg

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is partnering with a Toronto-based legal tech startup called Founded to offer a customized online platform for clients in the tech sector. ... [read more]

Monday, May 07, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

University of Ottawa students receive Alex Trebek grant

Two University of Ottawa law students have been awarded a $6,000 grant from the Alex Trebek Innovation and Challenge Fund. ... [read more]