legal technology


  • Tech debate hits bencher election

    Tech debate hits bencher election

    Feb 11, 2019

    Lawyers say they are looking to the Law Society of Ontario for guidance on technology issues, particularly cybersecurity and access to justice. But at the same time, bar members and bencher hopefuls disagree on how far the LSO should go in creating new rules to enforce technological competency.

  • Small firm, big firm

    Feb 11, 2019

    This week, I had two separate conversations with two lawyers, one at a large, established firm in Toronto and the other at a small firm in rural Ontario.

  • Embracing change

    Jan 21, 2019

    This week, you may notice the print edition of Law Times looks a little different. We’ve launched a redesign of the newspaper, in order to enhance readability.

  • Electronic voting could help with governance

    Electronic voting could help with governance

    Jan 21, 2019

    A newly acquired ability to introduce electronic voting to condominium meetings may ease the burden of achieving quorum at meetings and help in the governance of these communities, say lawyers.

  • Coding, algorithms, and common law

    Jan 7, 2019

    The biggest lesson to be learned from what has happened with technology in the recent past is that online tech needs to be subjected to close scrutiny.

  • 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.

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