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Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

Lawyers need to get comfortable with digital evidence Michael Mulligan

Even though technology is all around us — from cell phones to computers to always listening personal digital assistants in our homes — it doesn’t mean everybody has an equal understanding of how digital information is created and stored and accessed, and that includes lawyers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 11:18 AM

Hotline created to report abuse and illegal activities in sports Dale Sheehan

An independent body wants to hear about bad behaviour in sports. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

Law firms must embrace IT innovations, CBA conference told Andrew Arruda

Lawyers have nothing to fear from artificial intelligence (AI) or innovative legal management technologies. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

Actors add authenticity to legal training Meredith Heinrich

Lisa wants a divorce. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 1:57 PM

Technology, entrepreneurship will set Ryerson law school apart, provost says Michael Benarroch

Ryerson University is gearing up to open a law school focused on innovation in either September 2019 or 2020, as the Federation of Law Societies of Canada has granted the school’s law program preliminary approval. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 3:16 PM

Aird & Berlis picks AI solution

Toronto-based business law firm Aird & Berlis LLP has signed a deal to use artificial intelligence (AI)-based contract review software from Diligen Software for some of its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and real estate work. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

Knomos Knowledge Management Inc. wins Blakes innovation contest

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP wanted a tool that would track changes to government regulations and legislation and monitor their effects over time, but the firm couldn’t find one that met its needs. So it decided to have a contest to build one. ... [read more]

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]