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Tuesday, March 06, 2018 @ 3:22 PM

Borden Ladner Gervais names client innovation partner

John Godber has a new role at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). ... [read more]

Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Software pilots measure balance of risk versus reward Carla Swansburg

It seems like every day a new technology offering hits the market that promises to automate legal tasks or make them more efficient in some other way. Often they’re marketed with terms like artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning. ... [read more]

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Artificial intelligence ‘game changer’ for IP law, legal experts say Carole Piovesan sm

When it comes to patents, copyright and compensation models, it’s important to ask: who is the creator/owner? Lawyers and academics are grappling with this question as the answer can flip intellectual property (IP) on its head if the creator is a machine. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

More research, regulation needed to handle artificial intelligence, academics say Maura Grossman AI Conference sm

Artificial intelligence (AI) can create inherent benefits for all sectors, but governance of the technology is lagging, forcing industry experts and academics to confront the legal and ethical issues that this technology raises. ... [read more]

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]