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Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 8:21 AM

See artificial intelligence as complementing your legal practice, not replacing it AI_lawyer_sm

As lawyers, there are a two things we almost universally abhor — uncertainty and change. Given this, I was as surprised as anyone to discover I have an unrelenting, borderline-obsessive interest in all things artificial intelligence (AI). In particular, I’m curious about how AI is likely to change our profession, in terms of the impact of AI technologies on our interactions with clients, as well as society as a whole.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 1:55 PM

Technology on agenda for B.C. Justice Summit

When the Ninth British Columbia Justice Summit meets on Nov. 24, participants will have a wide range of issues to address — but they’ll all centre on the theme of technology and justice. ... [read more]

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:32 AM

County of Carleton Law Association creates free online will registry Suzana Popovic-Montag sm

How do you find a will if you’re not sure one exists? ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 3:01 PM

Ramsay appointed as Exigent’s new chief strategy officer

Leading legal technology and alternative legal services provider Exigent has appointed Wayne Ramsay as chief strategy officer to support the company’s renewed focus on strategy and consulting services for the C-suite. ... [read more]

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]