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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

Global Legal Hackathon inspires trademark search platform idea in Toronto David Dou, Juri Sildam, Geoffrey Singer, and David Michaels

Trademark Pro, a digital platform that could search and score logos for trademark infringement, was the winning idea out of Toronto at the first annual Global Legal Hackathon. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 12:12 PM

Justice David Brown says judges risk being displaced by arbitrators and algorithms

Lawyers and judges may soon find themselves replaced by technology if they don’t quickly adopt that very same technology. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

‘Make your own rules’ about iPad trials

It’s not too often that a lawyer will admit to being influenced by television court dramas, but that’s exactly what Chantelle Spagnola did. ... [read more]

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

Automated legal services cost efficient, but can leave clients vulnerable, lawyers say Reesa Heft sm

The automation of legal documents seems like a straightforward solution for Canadians facing access to justice issues. However, lawyers caution clients turning to tech may be leaving themselves open to litigation as documents, such as contracts and wills, could lack important details. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

The ethical dilemmas of artificial intelligence legal_AI_sm

The means of delivering legal services are quickly changing. The “new” ethical questions arising as a result are not entirely new. We simply need new and creative ways to apply the “old” answers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 2:36 PM

Technology slowly coming to Ontario’s court system Christopher_Johns_and_Chantelle_Spagnola

Progress is being made to modernize Ontario’s court system, even if that progress seems to be happening at a less-than-rapid pace. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:33 PM

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench revamps website

Legal professionals in Alberta who have been on the Court of Queen’s Bench's public-facing website since its redesign was revealed earlier this month have been given a sneak peak of what the court’s internal site will be like after it is revised. ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 10:25 AM

Five Canadian cities to participate in Global Legal Hackathon Aileen Schultz sm

Legal professionals and tech companies from across the globe will be banding together for a three-day hackathon that is meant to break down silos and encourage the creation of solutions to improve the legal industry worldwide. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

Toronto law firm to take cryptocurrency payments Geoffrey Cher

The decision of a law firm to accept cryptocurrency as a method of payment is a somewhat of a necessity. Geoff Cher, a partner at Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, a Toronto-based business transactional law firm, said the firm has clients of both sides of the fintech equation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 3:10 PM

The Pitch looking to hear from legal technology startups

Along with presenting panels and seminars to the legal community, the 2018 Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) National Conference and In-House Counsel World (ICW) Summit is looking to hear from those on the cutting edge of legal technology. ... [read more]