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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 9:15 AM

Despite legal issues, smart tech good for real estate industry digital_realestate_sm

Poring over generic postings with limited information, glancing through blurry photos, attending open houses, standing over fax machines, anxiously awaiting a response. Driving out to meet your clients at a local café, presenting the offer, and getting paper signatures. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

Hi-Tech: More women tech entrepreneurs just what industry needs | Luigi Benetton

Software development has long been known as a “boys’ club” but women leaders are making their mark on the industry too. Their perspectives may be what the field needs to build more sustainable successes. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 8:42 AM

Collaboration among siloed specialists boosted by knowledge management knowledge_management_sm

The need for greater value continues to evolve within the legal industry, and increasingly, in-house legal departments are working with firms that focus on client experience. Knowledge Management (KM) professionals are providing innovative solutions to contribute to the overall client experience and are leveraging technology to do it. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 12:59 PM

Proposed changes to Law Society Tribunal Rules of Practice highlight modernization, accessibility Isfahan Merali sm

Improved accessibility through technology, plain language and transparency are some of the goals behind proposed changes to the Law Society Tribunal’s Rules of Practice, which committee members hope will lead to enhanced best practices for the tribunal. The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) Tribunal Committee has invited stakeholders and the public to provide comment on the proposed changes up until Jan. 15. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Quebec legal tech company, law firm team up to tap into entrepreneur market Gilles de Saint-Exupéry

A Quebec regional law firm has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with a Montreal legal tech firm to offer turnkey, fixed-price legal services to Quebec entrepreneurs in a move that legal insiders forecast will be occurring more frequently in the Quebec legal scene. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Hi-Tech: Legal translation technology a matter of trust | Luigi Benetton

Companies that file documents with the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) often need to ensure they are in both of Canada’s official languages. Document translation is expensive. Can businesses avoid this expense? After all, it’s 2019. Free translation services abound online. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 10:53 AM

Courthouse libraries association’s web app called ‘a win-win’ for lawyers Christiane Wyskiel sm

The Ontario Courthouse Libraries Association (OCLA) is taking the provision of access to information to the next level by developing a mobile-friendly web app to assist lawyers using courthouse libraries across the province.   ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

AI could play a big part in reducing future legal fees AI_research_sm

Recently, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the case of Cass v. 1410088 Ontario Inc. 2018 ONSC 6959 commented on the use of artificial intelligence in reducing a successful defendant’s motion preparation costs, notably, the amount of paid resources used to engage in “legal research” prior to the motion. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Toronto virtual law firm expands practice areas

ClearWay Law has expanded its family and immigration law firm to include wills, estates and commercial law, CEO Alistair Vigier announced on Dec. 4. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 9:53 AM

#MeToo, #TimesUp movement create chance to push for equality, new OBA president says Lynne Vicars sm

The Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) new president, Lynne Vicars, knows what it’s like to face gender inequality in the workplace. “It’s something I’ve lived personally,” she said, noting as an example a conversation she had during an articling interview. ... [read more]