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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]

Ontario Attorney General announces increase in Legal Aid rates for private bar Doug Downey

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 5:04 PM

Ontario will be increasing what it pays to private bar lawyers who take on legal aid cases, according to the province’s attorney general. ... [read more]

Canada launches $300M fund to support dairy sector regarding solids non-fat

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 3:48 PM

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced the launch of the new Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund on Sept. 29. The investment will allocate up to $333 million over the next 10 years to help the dairy sector in Canada “increase its competitiveness and adapt to new market realities.” ... [read more]

Opening of Ontario courts has top judges talking tech

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 2:56 PM

September 28 marked the annual opening of Ontario’s courts, and top judges in the province used the occasion to stress the need for a continued push towards greater use of technology. The first to speak to those gathered in a downtown Toronto courtroom was Ontario Chief Justice Michael Tulloch, who stressed the need for “the courts and the justice system to be dynamic and agile” in a time of “rapid and momentous advancements in technology.” ... [read more]

Federal Court denies appeals by CIBC regarding rebates on GST payable

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 1:27 PM

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed appeals by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in a case where CIBC was allowed to solicit customers of Presidents Choice (PC) Financial, in which the Tax Court applied a new retroactive definition for financial services. ... [read more]

Court rejects film company’s adverse inference argument in copyright claim matter

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 4:41 PM

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal where a film production company alleged that respondents at certain Internet protocol (IP) addresses were engaging in copyright infringement activities against it. ... [read more]

French-language law faculties grappling with new breed of generative AI tools David Robitaille

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 4:18 PM

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 5:15 PM

Nearly a year after the emergence of a new breed of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools were thrust into public consciousness, with the program ChatGPT leading the charge, French-language law faculties in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick are still grappling over their far-reaching potential impacts on teaching and learning in higher education. ... [read more]