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Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

Borden Ladner Gervais creates new innovation committee

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) now has an innovation thought leadership committee. ... [read more]

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Hi-Tech: Free online legal resources good news for lawyers | Luigi Benetton

Are you an in-house counsel looking for ways to help control outside legal expenses? There’s good news: certain law firms are making “boilerplate” expertise available online — no obligation, no cost. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 11:28 AM

Artificial intelligence useful for in-house counsel, conference told Moderator Bram Abramson, Monica Gallant, Benjamin Alarie and Natalie Munroe

When in-house counsel consider the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, they should consider it as an assistive service, according to presenters at a recent Ontario Bar Association conference. ... [read more]

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

Legal experts hope new Quebec budget helps fix justice system ‘stuck in the 1970s’

The Quebec government has set aside more than $1.4 billion in its budget unveiled on March 27 to modernize the justice system, its courthouses and detention centres, a move that has elated a relieved Quebec legal community. ... [read more]

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

Project will make Windsor-area libraries more friendly to self-represented litigants Dayna Cornwall

Over the course of two years, public libraries in Windsor, Ont., and in the County of Essex will be transformed into places better designed to serve self-represented litigants facing family law matters. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 12:17 PM

E-discovery tool wins Ryerson’s Artificial Intelligence Legal Challenge  Chris Bentley, Puneet Tiwari, Nilesh Pandey, Steve Huang, Paul Suk, Dennis Ye, Lynn Norris, Hersh Perlis

Evichat, an e-discovery tool that reviews mobile and social media communications, has won the Artificial Intelligence Legal Challenge, beating out five other startups for the first place prize of $40,000 in seed money. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 8:51 AM

Hi-Tech: Speed of light document analysis | Luigi Benetton

Software developers have been automating low-level document review decision-making for years. That automation helps lawyers zero-in on relevant language faster. The end game? Faster review speeds can result in lower costs for clients and improved competitiveness for lawyers. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

Two Canadian teams enter final round of Global Legal Hackathon

Teams from Montreal and Ottawa have made it to the final round of the world’s largest legal hackathon and will be facing off against 12 other groups in New York on April 21. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

Ryerson law school may improve legal employment | Omar Ha-Redeye

The last thing that any student currently in law school probably wants to see is yet another law school. Ryerson University’s latest approval by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada means that Ontario, in the very near future, will be graduating even more law students on to the job market. ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:52 PM

Gowling WLG teams up with blockchain company

Gowling WLG has formed what it is calling a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Decentral Inc. ... [read more]