legal technology


  • Beware the use of crypto-currencies

    Mar 12, 2018

    Crypto-currencies are the newest and biggest trend in the financial industry. Fuelled by millennials who have grown up in the digital age, their popularity is reaching new heights.

  • Social media posts not always part of litigation

    Social media posts not always part of litigation

    Feb 12, 2018

    Photos and other information on a protected portion of an individual’s Facebook page invoke privacy interests and will not necessarily be produced to the defence in personal injury litigation, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled last month.

  • System shifts

    Feb 12, 2018

    When the world changes, does the law change with it? This, of course, is a matter of where you are situated.

  • AI needs debate about potential bias

    Jan 15, 2018

    Artificial intelligence — or, at a high level, computer systems that are self-learning and self-executing — is introducing profound efficiencies to the legal industry by automating an increasing number of tasks traditionally performed by legal professionals.

  • Issue coding on documents can present challenges

    Issue coding on documents can present challenges

    Dec 4, 2017

    In order to easily find information as part of e-discovery databases, issues must be coded in order to be searchable in the course of litigation.

  • Standards may require technological competence

    Standards may require technological competence

    Dec 4, 2017

    The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is proposing to amend its baseline standards of professionalism for lawyers to include technological competence, even though most law schools in Canada don’t teach how to use innovative digital tools.

  • Communication important for good e-discovery

    Communication important for good e-discovery

    Dec 4, 2017

    When it comes to e-discovery, Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure make having a discovery plan mandatory. Lawyers say that what makes a good discovery plan is good communication and the sense of proportionality to the volume of documents being produced.

  • Paperless trials advantageous for lawyers

    Paperless trials advantageous for lawyers

    Dec 4, 2017

    The advent of e-discovery means that the possibility of paperless trials has arrived, and they have been run in Ontario courts in some cases. Lawyers say that when it’s possible to run a paperless trial, they can be a welcome change.

  • Artificial intelligence to impact personal injury law

    Artificial intelligence to impact personal injury law

    Nov 27, 2017

    The term artificial intelligence was first coined by a math professor in the United States in 1955 and initially developed as an academic discipline. In recent years, rapid technological changes have led to major developments in the field and “machine learning systems” are likey to have impacts across the board, including the legal profession.

  • Reforms introduce new challenges for gay refugees

    Jul 4, 2011
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