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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]

Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 8:51 AM

U of T law students put their trust in science Aled Edwards

Scientists have discovered when they are looking to resolve thorny intellectual property problems they should look to the University of Toronto. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 9:39 AM

Electronic long motions pilot program to launch in Ontario Superior Court of Justice

Superior Court of Justice locations in Ontario’s Central East Region will be participating in a pilot program that will make electronic versions of long motions available to judges. ... [read more]

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 1:30 PM

Gowling WLG signs up for blockchain research initiative

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) has announced the addition of significant public and private sector support for its groundbreaking blockchain research program. Gowling WLG is among the BRI’s founding private sector members and is the first law firm to get involved. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

University of Saskatchewan project tackles access to justice issues Beth Bilson

In the spirit of improving access to justice, a project out of the University of Saskatchewan's College of Law has highlighted the important role libraries play in providing legal information for the public. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 2:29 PM

Langlois launches legal services program for startups

Langlois lawyers has announced the launch of L-inc. Project, a legal services program for innovative, growing startups. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 2:21 PM

Miller Thomson adds Vancouver counsel

Gal Smolar has joined Miller Thomson's Vancouver office as counsel. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 2:17 PM

Analytics can help lawyers become better at jobs, says data scientist Zev Eigen

Legal innovation will be driven by the greater use of data analytics in law firms and among lawyers, said Zev Eigen, a data scientist at a legal innovation forum in Toronto. ... [read more]