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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 12:44 PM

Hidden physics in law Isaac Newton

If ever I will have a coffee with people I like, I would choose Isaac Newton and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Newton was the one who formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation that formed the dominant scientific viewpoint. He is a known mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist and theologian during his time. On the other hand, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. She is the ponente of my favourite case titled Olmstead v. L.C ... [read more]

Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 10:46 AM

Non-fungible tokens and art: Temple of Doom or Holy Grail, part two QRcode displayed as art in a gallary

This is the second in a series of four articles explaining what non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are, why they have been regarded as an art world sensation and what to be keenly aware of when investing in them. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 @ 11:48 AM

Estate planning: Electronic witnessing and signing in B.C. Man signing a document on  computer screen

When preparing an estate plan, British Columbians are generally advised to make three basic documents: a will, an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and a Representation Agreement (RA). ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 @ 10:42 AM

Boundary setting, mental health, lawyer wellness | Kyla Lee

It’s 3 a.m. As I write this, I have just finished checking my e-mail. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 28, 2022 @ 9:58 AM

Online marketing tips for lawyers that help you attract paying clients Web page

Nowadays most small practice/solo lawyers know that they should have a website, but very few have learned how to fully exploit them. Here are some secrets that I have learned in working on my website and consulting for other lawyers in solo and small firms that will help your website be more than just an online resumé. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 @ 12:42 PM

Digital platform for filing criminal charges now available across Ontario Doug Dwoney, Attorney General

On July 27, the Ontario government announced the provincewide expansion of the eIntake digital platform for filing criminal charges as the system is now available in the Eastern region. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 14, 2022 @ 4:14 PM

Accessible information for online hearings needed, broadcast appellate courts: U of T researcher Jérémy Boulanger-Bonnelly, University of Toronto

A study done by a University of Toronto (U of T) researcher on public access to online hearings during the pandemic has highlighted the importance of privacy and security while maintaining the open court principle, identifying best practices for the courts moving forward. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 @ 2:52 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 @ 3:14 PM

‘Chaos’ in court during Rogers outage, contingency plan needed, lawyers say Alison Craig, Posner Craig Stein LLP

As the federal government directs Canada’s major telecommunications companies to come to “a formal agreement within 60 days” to ensure resiliency of Canada’s networks, lawyers are speaking out about their experiences in the justice system as millions of Rogers users, including the courts, were without Internet on July 8. ... [read more]

Monday, July 11, 2022 @ 2:42 PM

Mediation: Moving beyond the virtual vs. in-person debate Scales of justice in the cloud

In my previous article about virtual mediation for this publication in early January, I boasted that I was “reasonably confident we won’t return to in-person mediations this year, nor will they be the default mode beyond that.” ... [read more]

Friday, July 08, 2022 @ 10:32 AM

Arbitration in the metaverse: You can’t go back again Hand holding a globe in the metaverse

This is the third in a three-part series that examines the role the metaverse could play in the future of dispute resolution, with a focus on arbitration. In the pervious articles, Anthony Daimsis explained what led to the University of Ottawa becoming the first law faculty to run a moot in the metaverse and the pros and cons of running a hearing in the metaverse. In this third article, Barry Leon will comment on these observations and draw on his own experience in conducting virtual arbitrations to offer his perspective on how virtual reality technology may have a transformative role in dispute resolution, even if it is in its infancy. ... [read more]