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Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 2:30 PM

Law society secrets | Joseph Groia

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) possesses great power, which must be exercised responsibly. Good and responsible governance requires transparency.  This is codified in the LSO’s Governance Practices and Policies, which, among other things, (i) imposes a duty upon the LSO to act in an open manner; (ii) requires Convocation to be committed to transparency of its process; and (iii) personally requires the treasurer to be committed to openness, inclusion and transparency.  The LSO has not been fulfilling these requirements. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 11:41 AM

Capturing value from artificial intelligence for lawyers Scales of justice against a computer code background

The legal field has been undergoing a disruptive period and that disruption has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased importance of artificial intelligence (AI). Recently, I sat down with Rajan Kanwar, an applied artificial intelligence expert who spearheaded innovation and transformation projects at TD Bank, EY and ServiceLink, to discuss the current state of disruption and the trends. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 12:48 PM

A year in the metaverse | Aaron Grinhaus

On Jan. 24, 2022, our firm set up an office in Decentraland, an Internet-based world where people transact and interact in a virtual environment now known as the metaverse. At that time people could not agree on a universal definition of the metaverse, and one year later the debate rages on. Is it the entire Internet? Is it a video game? Is it virtual reality? Is it somewhere, anywhere or nowhere in between? ... [read more]

Friday, January 13, 2023 @ 1:31 PM

Pandemic’s impact on trusts and estates: The way ahead Man looking forward with COVID behind him

It is the beginning of a new year and time to reflect on the last three years or so, what impact the pandemic has had on the trust and estate world, and what the way forward will be. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 @ 2:06 PM

B.C. sees new year changes to estate planning, real estate laws Michael Drouillard, Drouillard Lawyers

The new year often can bring new changes — and that is something that is true for lawyers in British Columbia at the beginning of 2023, with the province making pandemic-era tweaks to how certain estate planning documents can be witnessed permanent, as well as implementing new rules aimed at protecting homebuyers in B.C.’s hot real estate market. ... [read more]

Monday, January 09, 2023 @ 11:47 AM

Can artificial intelligence replace judges? Robot with computer

In part two (see below for link), we talked about how the lawyer-client relationship cannot be truly replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 04, 2023 @ 3:01 PM

Does artificial intelligence have ability to replace family lawyers? Robot with computer

In part one of our series (see below for link), we introduced the concept of “artificial intelligence” — or AI — which can produce computer-generated text and code on command. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 04, 2023 @ 2:49 PM

Civil liberties group boss facing charges for allegedly spying on Manitoba judge John Carpay, president, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.

The head of a national rights and freedoms group says he “will not be intimidated” after police in Manitoba charged him with allegedly spying on the province’s top judge during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 04, 2023 @ 9:46 AM

The chatbots are coming! The chatbots are coming! | Gabriel Latner

ChatGPT is an incredibly powerful piece of technology that generates text based on user inputs. Or, to quote the answer it gave to the question “What is ChatGPT, in 100 words or less?" ... [read more]

Friday, December 23, 2022 @ 8:49 AM

Artificial intelligence warns humans might not be able to shut it down | Alistair Vigier

What does artificial intelligence (AI) think of the ability of humans to shut it down if we want? ... [read more]