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Thursday, May 03, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

Silicon Valley startup takes first prize at The Pitch in Toronto

Digitory Legal, a Californian management platform, has taken first prize at The Pitch, the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) legal tech competition that gives entrepreneurs a chance to showcase their ideas to a panel of industry judges. The event attracted startups from around the globe, but only five were chosen to participate in The Pitch on May 1. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 @ 9:26 AM - Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2018 @ 11:44 AM

Global Legal Hackathon winners laud event for supporting innovation Raymond Luk, Alison Li, Edelweiss Kwok, Sally Yiu

The final round of the Global Legal Hackathon (GLH), held in New York on April 21, produced four winning teams and a plethora of ideas intended to solve access to justice (A2J) issues around the world. The hackathon, which began with teams from 40 cities across 22 countries in six continents, separated the teams into two categories: private benefit and public benefit. ... [read more]

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 11:58 AM

Lawyer sees benefits, drawbacks to Canada’s new strategy on intellectual property Antonio_Turco_sm

Canada’s new Intellectual Property Strategy will mean speedier justice at the Federal Court and better advice from IP legal clinics, but falls short in helping innovators in remote areas and victims of “patent trolls,” says a lawyer. ... [read more]

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]