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Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 2:14 PM

Ontario’s new technological road map for ensuring access to justice called ‘positive step’ Tanya Lee, Law Foundation of Ontario

Ontario's new action plan to improve access to justice by harnessing technology is being called a “positive step,” but the chief executive of an organization dedicated to access issues says there will be need to be more work down the line to ensure more people are included in the system. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

New app helps self-represented N.S. litigants navigate small claims court Heather de Berdt Romilly

Self-represented litigants in Nova Scotia now have a big advantage when it comes to navigating small claims court. The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) has developed an app — believed to be one of only seven legal apps in the country — to provide insight and easy-to-understand legal information for those considering an action in small claims court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 8:53 AM

Hi Tech: Evaluating ethical technology use by outside firms | Luigi Benetton

Automakers vet suppliers exhaustively. One faulty part in a vehicle can cost the automaker dearly, and not just in cash. This need to vet applies to any vendor relationships, including those between companies and law firms. Outside legal help functions as an extension of in-house legal departments. In-house lawyers need reassurance that outside lawyers perform to the same ethical standards. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 1:57 PM

Smart contracts merely an evolution, not a revolution Blockchain

While blockchain technology and smart contracts seem to be on the cutting edge of the legal world, threatening to disrupt everything, in many ways they’re nothing more than high-tech extensions of concepts and practices that lawyers deal with every day. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

Pro Bono Ontario offers free legal advice over phone Pro Bono Ontario Hotline

After being in a soft-launch mode for 10 weeks, Pro Bono Ontario has officially launched its Free Legal Advice Hotline. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 2:46 PM

A look into the future of blockchain litigation

Blockchain litigation is going to go on the upswing. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:44 AM

Judges urge changes to speed up discovery process, adopt technology Fred_Myers_and_Andrew_Peck

Judges on both sides of the Canada-United States border want to see more efficient discovery processes and more use of predictive coding/technology assisted review (TAR). ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 2:34 PM

Experts serve up primer on technology assisted review Constantine Pappas and Maura Grossman and Andrew Peck

If you’re not already using technology assisted review (TAR), now is the time to start learning about it. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 2:03 PM

Technology lawyer Wilks joins Inter Alia Law

Richard Wilks, an entertainment and technology lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience, has joined Inter Alia Law. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 8:21 AM

See artificial intelligence as complementing your legal practice, not replacing it AI_lawyer_sm

As lawyers, there are a two things we almost universally abhor — uncertainty and change. Given this, I was as surprised as anyone to discover I have an unrelenting, borderline-obsessive interest in all things artificial intelligence (AI). In particular, I’m curious about how AI is likely to change our profession, in terms of the impact of AI technologies on our interactions with clients, as well as society as a whole.   ... [read more]