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December, 2018
  • Judge says AI could have been used

    A judge capped the costs award in an occupier’s liability personal injury costs judgment, writing that the use of artificial intelligence should have “significantly reduced” counsel’s preparation time.
  • Estates bar navigates competing decisions

    An Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge last week granted the appointment of estate trustees for a will, going against a recent decision by his colleague.
  • Ontario human rights case makes it to the big screen

    An impasse between Pardeep Singh Nagra and the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association transformed within a few days from a sports dispute into a human rights precedent in the country and also a story that received national media attention.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    AI is here to stay

    Much has been written about the advent of artificial technology and its impact on the legal profession. This week, Law Times focuses on a ruling where the use of AI has been explicitly cited.
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    PBO issue highlights unfinished business

    Pro Bono Ontario has received the money it needs to keep three Law Help Centres open for a year. Because of this, thousands of Ontarians will continue to receive free civil legal help from lawyers.
  • Doron Gold

    The Lawyer Therapist

    Healing is very much possible

    “We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us.” It’s a cliché that therapists often look to a person’s past for clues as so what makes them tick in the here and now.

Focus On

  • Crown only has to prove ‘realistic risk’

    The bar for the Crown to meet to prove that there was a “realistic risk” to the public by someone found intoxicated inside a parked car is a low one, an Ontario Superior Court judge stressed in a recent ruling.
  • Harsh conditions mean more enhanced credit requests

    Harsh conditions and frequent lockdowns in provincial detention centres are leading to more applications for “enhanced credit” for pretrial custody beyond the standard amount permitted under the Criminal Code.
  • Court delays persist, despite Jordan

    The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Jordan and the problems it tried to address are still top of mind in the criminal courts in Ontario nearly two-and-a-half years after it was released.
  • Scrutiny heightens on NCR findings

    Two high-profile criminal proceedings in Toronto have again put a spotlight on the issue of defendants who are found not criminally responsible as a result of mental illness and what needs to be shown before this finding is accepted.

Inside Story

  • Monday, December 3, 2018

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Federal Funding For Pro Bono Centres

    Saba President Appointed

    Ex-Lawyer Ordered To Pay LSO Costs

    Law Times Poll


  • Dec 3, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: December 3, 2018


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