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Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 9:37 AM

Osgoode Hall collaborates with local business group on virtual employment hub Lorne Sossin sm

The second largest Business Improvement Area (BIA) in North America, in partnership with Osgoode Hall, will be launching a two-year pilot program to establish a virtual employment hub with an online legal information service to serve the community. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

Legal tech company creates free mandatory minimum sentence monitoring website

Mandatory Minimum Penalties (MMPs) have been at the forefront of debate over the past year with the Department of Justice publishing a report on the subject by Kyle Coady and Kari Glynes Elliott in 2016 and Statistics Canada releasing an analysis of MMP outcomes for selected offences last month. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 2:42 PM

CBA launches toolkit to assist lawyers handling mortgage instructions Ray Leclair sm

Dealing with mortgage matters isn’t as simple as it used to be, so the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Real Property Section has developed an online toolkit to help lawyers dealing with complex mortgage instructions. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 9:18 AM

Toronto Transit Commission's anti-harassment app earns cautious praise Bill_Teggart_sm

The Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) new anti-harassment app could open the door to legal claims if riders wrongfully finger others, or if the TTC is ill-equipped to handle the influx of allegations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Toronto's new system for handling parking ticket disputes called 'goofy cash grab' Robert Karrass

The City of Toronto has launched a new system to deal with disputes about parking tickets, but concerns are being raised not only about the structure of the system but also its constitutionality. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

Lawyers leveraging AI technology to boost access to information, justice Marc-André Séguin sm

When people have a question about a legal matter, where are they most likely to turn to first — a lawyer that they pay for, or the Internet? ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

Daimler’s innovative blockchain bond issue good and bad news for lawyers | Julius Melnitzer

Kiss the trusted adviser goodbye: that, it appears, is the message for the profession from Daimler AG’s recent US$115 million bond issue, all of which was done digitally using blockchain technology. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 11:46 AM

Indigenous youth workshop results in ideas for access to justice apps Nicole Aylwin sm

Over 25 Indigenous youth from across Ontario gathered in Thunder Bay to brainstorm technological solutions that could improve access to justice in their communities. Their ideas, inspired by their own experiences, ranged from teaching youth about their rights to building better relationships with law enforcement. ... [read more]

Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 1:48 PM

Dentons partner Fernandez appointed to ABA Center for Innovation

Dentons announced that John R. Fernandez, partner and the firm's U.S. chief innovation officer, has been appointed to the governing council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Innovation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

Law professors develop risk assessment tool for litigators Keet

Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet want lawyers, particularly litigators, to take a calculated risk. The two law professors at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon have developed a predictive tool that can help lawyers put a number to their chances of winning in court and whether proceeding is worthwhile. ... [read more]