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Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

Daimler’s innovative blockchain bond issue good and bad news for lawyers | Julius Melnitzer

Kiss the trusted adviser goodbye: that, it appears, is the message for the profession from Daimler AG’s recent US$115 million bond issue, all of which was done digitally using blockchain technology. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 11:46 AM

Indigenous youth workshop results in ideas for access to justice apps Nicole Aylwin sm

Over 25 Indigenous youth from across Ontario gathered in Thunder Bay to brainstorm technological solutions that could improve access to justice in their communities. Their ideas, inspired by their own experiences, ranged from teaching youth about their rights to building better relationships with law enforcement. ... [read more]

Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 1:48 PM

Dentons partner Fernandez appointed to ABA Center for Innovation

Dentons announced that John R. Fernandez, partner and the firm's U.S. chief innovation officer, has been appointed to the governing council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Innovation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

Law professors develop risk assessment tool for litigators Keet

Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet want lawyers, particularly litigators, to take a calculated risk. The two law professors at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon have developed a predictive tool that can help lawyers put a number to their chances of winning in court and whether proceeding is worthwhile. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 1:36 PM

Hi Tech: Marketing your legal startup | Luigi Benetton

This is the second article in a two-part series. Part one introduced three legal technology entrepreneurs whose businesses have launch dates between December 2016 and December 2017. Part two discusses the market they face and their plans to succeed.    ... [read more]

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 9:42 AM

Hi Tech: Going all-in on legal startups | Luigi Benetton

Across the country, a subset of the legal profession also develops software. They develop because they’re driven to build the software they want, tools they consider better than what’s currently available. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 7:15 AM

Canadian Securities Administrators updates regulatory sandbox Marlin Horst sm

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently updated its regulatory sandbox, which is aimed at providing support for Fintech businesses working on innovative products. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 8:57 AM

B.C. provincial court to become first in Canada to launch online-only judicial application process Thomas Crabtree

British Columbia’s provincial court is continuing to outpace other courts in Canada on technology by introducing an online process for applicants seeking to be a judge, judicial justice or justice of the peace. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 2:34 PM

Blakes launches legal services program for tech startups

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is launching an innovative new program that gives emerging technology companies access to invaluable top-tier legal services. ... [read more]

Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 12:31 PM

Law firms, legal departments failing to embrace innovation, Deloitte survey finds Mitch Kowalski

In-house legal departments and law firms in Canada are missing an opportunity to be at the top of their game by neglecting to unleash the full potential of technology, according to a survey by professional services firm Deloitte. ... [read more]