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  • Judge says AI could have been used

    Judge says AI could have been used

    Dec 3, 2018

    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.

  • AI is here to stay

    Dec 3, 2018

    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.

  • AI technology can enhance a practice

    AI technology can enhance a practice

    Oct 1, 2018

    Artificial intelligence may seem imposing to members of the legal profession who are wary of terms such as “cognitive technologies” or “digital distruption.”

  • Advocacy skills crucial for lawyers’ development

    Advocacy skills crucial for lawyers’ development

    Oct 1, 2018

    It has been a decade since the four-and-half-month period of practical skills training was eliminated as a result of major changes to the bar admissions requirements in Ontario.

  • Traditional marketing by lawyers can work

    Traditional marketing by lawyers can work

    Oct 1, 2018

    While it may seem to be an anachronism to anyone who is newer to the profession, it was not that many years ago that one of the major marketing decisions for lawyers was whether to take out an advertisement in the Yellow Pages that serviced the local community.

  • Artificial intelligence

    Oct 1, 2018

    Almost two decades ago, the word “globalization” was the buzzword on everyone’s lips.

  • Monday, August 13, 2018

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Aug 13, 2018


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  • Connected devices can lead to security risks

    Connected devices can lead to security risks

    May 14, 2018

    An Ottawa lawyer says the makers and sellers of internet-abled devices are not governed by any particular provincial or federal legislation to ensure those gadgets are secure.

  • Concerns surfacing over use of personal info in AI

    Concerns surfacing over use of personal info in AI

    May 14, 2018

    As artificial intelligence develops and new approaches such as blockchain emerge dealing with huge amounts of data, lawyers say concerns are surfacing over the use and protection of individuals’ personal information. Imran Ahmad, who leads Miller Thomson LLP’s cybersecurity team, sees the potential for risk as he looks at the emergence and use of artificial intelligence.

  • Rulings help define privacy expectations

    Rulings help define privacy expectations

    May 14, 2018

    A pair of recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions sets the foundation for the reasonable expectation of privacy in the digital age. The rulings provide guidance in both criminal and civil law applications, say lawyers.

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