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Law schools disclose common concerns, diverse takes on regulating GenAI use by students, faculty
Queens University Law Dean Colleen Flood
Queens University law dean Colleen Flood said ‘our response to [GenAI] is proceed with caution ... that we really have to equip our students with the capacities and abilities to work with AI tools, and to be able to meet all the challenges – ethical and others that are going to come at them in practice.’

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 6:50 PM

Law schools have stepped up efforts in the 2023/2024 academic year to help the next generation of lawyers understand and capitalize on ChatGPT’s emergence, while also teaching law students to critically evaluate – and competently and ethically use – generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) in the classroom and in their future law career. ... [read more]

Court stays decision denying constructive trust pending Supreme Court ruling on leave to appeal

Tuesday, October 03, 2023 @ 4:28 PM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has granted a stay on an order denying a constructive trust over net proceeds from a property sale, noting that releasing the funds would render moot an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Talks with Iran about its downing of civilian airliner end with no ‘meaningful progress’

Tuesday, October 03, 2023 @ 2:26 PM

Canada and three other affected countries say talks this week with Iran over the Iranian military’s shooting down of a commercial airliner are at an end as there has been no “meaningful progress” since Iran has not acknowledged its responsibility and “our respective positions are too far apart to be reconciled through negotiations.” ... [read more]

Court upholds dismissal of insurer’s subrogated action, finds contractor to be unnamed insured

Tuesday, October 03, 2023 @ 1:48 PM

The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the dismissal of a subrogated action, finding that a contractor alleged to have caused a fire was an unnamed insured in the builder’s risk policy, despite not having a direct contract with the builder. ... [read more]

B.C. fall legislative session to focus on housing, public safety issues B.C. Minister of Housing and Government House Leader Ravi Kahlon

Tuesday, October 03, 2023 @ 10:29 AM

Legislators in British Columbia return to Victoria this week with the government promising to focus on issues like housing, public safety and foreign credential recognition. ... [read more]

CRTC issues regulatory plan to ‘modernize Canada’s broadcasting framework’

Monday, October 02, 2023 @ 3:05 PM

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its “regulatory plan to modernize Canada’s broadcasting framework” on Sept. 29. According to a government release, the plan is to “ensure online streaming services make meaningful contributions to Canadian and Indigenous content.” ... [read more]

‘I don’t think you will ever see the demise of good lawyers,’ retiring B.C. chief justice says B.C. Chief Justice Robert Bauman

Monday, October 02, 2023 @ 10:50 AM

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2023 @ 1:15 PM

The office of British Columbia’s top jurist will be vacant for the first time in a decade this month, with Robert Bauman moving on to the next step in his life and career. But as he leaves the bench, he is saying the legal profession is at an “inflection point” as it faces the advent of new technology like artificial intelligence and new players in the field — while also tackling important issues like access to justice and reconciliation. ... [read more]