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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 2:47 PM

Artificial intelligence used properly in law Robot at work

Artificial intelligence (AI) and technology can be a boon to the legal profession, but care must be taken to ensure it is being used correctly and in the right circumstances. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 1:58 PM

Birth of the metaverse: Practical actions for estate lawyers Digital hand juggling virutal objects

In part three of this series, we looked at examples of new digital experiences in the metaverse. Part four examines how estate lawyers can prepare to meet client expectations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 @ 8:35 AM

Gone phishing: panel discusses perils of remote work, surveillance risks to lawyers, clients Kevin Lo, Froese Forensic Partners Ltd.

In a panel discussion highlighting the shift to remote work, speakers emphasized the need for lawyers to turn their minds to privacy and security issues when working from home, noting that technology adopted during the pandemic can have surveillance impacts that can not only affect a lawyer’s practice, but their clients as well. ... [read more]

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:17 AM

Future of Toronto arbitration is bright, says International Chamber of Commerce Court president Global arbitration stamp

Toronto’s future as a seat of arbitration is “very bright,” says Claudia Salomon, the first female president of the International Chamber of Commerce Court since its founding in 1923. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 9:24 AM

Today I bury my friend | Ron Dalton

One week ago I spoke with my friend, David Milgaard, a fairly regular occurrence in recent years, our conversation was unremarkable, although routine is probably a better word as no conversation with David was ever unremarkable. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 2:30 PM

Birth of the metaverse: New digital interactions Hand holding digital assets

In part two of this four-part series we took a historical look at legal definitions of ownership begging the question, what system of ownership is applicable to assets in the metaverse? Is the law dependent on who the user is, meaning an individual’s nationality and where they reside, or is the law dependent on the type of asset owned? Does it matter if the asset is virtual real estate, or a luxury Birkin bag an individual’s avatar used in a game? ... [read more]

Monday, May 09, 2022 @ 10:54 AM

Family court TV a bad idea | Gary Joseph

The Johnny (Depp) and Amber (Heard) show is the talk of the town. Each day their televised defamation trial offers salacious details of an obvious dysfunctional relationship. Once again, the debate over TV in our courts has raised its ugly head, driven likely by the unrelenting need in our society for more and more intrusion into our private lives. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 @ 2:45 PM

Birth of the metaverse: Emerging challenges Hand holding intangible virtual cubes

As we outlined in part one of this four-part series, if Web3 is the digital transformation of the Internet, the metaverse implies massive change in client portfolios and expectations of professional advice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 1:52 PM

Appellate math | Gabriel Latner

Commercial litigants should almost always appeal adverse decisions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 @ 8:52 AM

Tenant-lawyer connection portal and access to justice | Karen Perron

The past two years have demonstrated how quickly and capably the Ontario Bar Association can respond to the evolving needs of lawyers across Ontario. Whether it was enabling our courts to stay up and running through the use of virtual courtrooms or combining innovation with decades of experience and expertise to help members and the entire legal profession navigate through some very choppy waters, the OBA has showed how valuable it is. ... [read more]