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Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 10:59 AM

B.C. organization offers online small claims resolution tool

The B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is offering an online tool to help small claims litigants settle disputes among themselves. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 @ 1:03 PM

Blakes launches innovation challenge

Entries are now open for a legal innovation challenge launched by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP to find the next great idea for the practice of business law.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 @ 3:40 PM

Fasken Martineau partners with PwC Canada to launch e-discovery service

International business and litigation law firm Fasken Martineau has joined forces with professional services firm PwC Canada to provide clients with a comprehensive suite of e-discovery technology and professional expertise. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Precedent databases boost productivity

Here’s one way a tech-savvy millennial helped a law firm become even more efficient and provide better client service at a lower cost. “One Monday morning, this first-year lawyer walks into my office with four large binders,” recalls Eugene Cipparone, director of professional support at Goodmans LLP. “They were full of proxy-contest precedents, research and related materials. As a junior lawyer in the securities practice group, he had been assigned to maintain and update them. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

New website offering practical legal information launches in Ontario

Steps to Justice was unveiled in Ontario last week, providing Ontario residents with step-by-step information on common legal issues they may encounter in their lives. A project of The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG), the website covers questions and concerns from a wide variety of legal areas such as family, housing and employment. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

High legal costs block access to justice

Gillian Hadfield doesn’t mince words: millions of people in the United States and Canada don’t have access to the legal help they need and are shut out by a legal system too complicated for many of them to navigate alone. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Office walls come tumbling down

Gentle curves softening hard-angled power positions. Open spaces replacing corner offices. Sunlight bursting through oceans of glass to brighten the entire suite. Welcome to the law office of the 21st century, a working milieu where rites of privilege are slowly giving way to a more collaborative, egalitarian environment. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Innovative law school could fill void, experts say

On the heels of a proposal by Ryerson University to establish a new Toronto law school, a provincial report calculates that Ontario will graduate 1.6 new lawyers for every new practising position over the next decade. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Technology startups in limelight at CBA

All that was missing was reality TV judge Simon Cowell. Apart from him, “The Pitch” had everything you’d expect from a talent competition, including bright lights, loud music, excitement and drama. But it wasn’t on TV and it had a serious purpose. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Access to justice? Expert says there should be an app for that

Cellphone apps could improve access to justice and lawyers should push for such technological innovations if they don’t want their role in delivering legal services to be supplanted by others, an expert on law and economics argues. ... [read more]