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Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

B.C. plans electronic ticketing scheme Mike Farnworth, B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

British Columbia’s move toward electronic ticketing for traffic offences is being called "the way of the future," but a criminal lawyer in the province says the new system will change little on the ground. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 9:31 AM

Alberta researcher creates AI that can compare multiple cases, use legal reasoning Randy Goebel sm

A world where artificial intelligence (AI) is used in courtrooms to rule on cases and in law firms to predict trial outcomes may seem like a science fiction novel to most, but work done by a researcher in Edmonton may be turning that fiction into a reality. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 1:16 PM

Blakes moves into Kitchener innovation hub

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP has claimed space in the Catalyst137 innovation hub in Kitchener, Ont. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Changes coming to B.C. Legal Directory

Starting in 2018, there will be some major changes to the directory of lawyers and legal services produced by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (CBABC). ... [read more]

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

Legal teams spearheading the movement toward open office design | Julius Melnitzer

It’s a rare occasion when a company points to its legal team as its most forward-thinking department. But don’t tell that to the people in Sun Life Financial’s new offices at One York in Toronto. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 2:39 PM

Access to Justice Week speakers urge profession to embrace innovation Yasi Naqvi sm

An oft-repeated refrain from speakers on the first day of Ontario’s Access to Justice Week (Oct. 23-27) was the need for the legal profession to embrace innovation. Whether that’s through adopting new technologies, new approaches to service, or simply a client-oriented way of thinking, a push for the legal profession to keep pace with the 21st century was a common theme. ... [read more]

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 2:39 PM

Gowling launches blockchain group

Gowling WLG has a new practice area. ... [read more]

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Ministry of the Attorney General expands e-filing of civil claims across Ontario

A pilot project launched by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for the online filing of civil claims has been so successful that the Ministry will be expanding the service across the province this fall. ... [read more]

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 12:08 PM

ROSS Intelligence secures US$8.7 million in funding

ROSS Intelligence has raised US$8.7 million from investors for its Series A funding round. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 12:51 PM

Ontario challenges legal technology firms to use artificial intelligence Chris Bentley

There is $80,000 in seed funding to be won by Ontario-based technology companies that can apply artificial intelligence (AI) to legal innovation. ... [read more]