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Thursday, July 20, 2023 @ 9:26 AM

On the outside looking in | Murray Gottheil

Susan and Bob are unhappy spouses who own and operate a business. Sue enacts some resolutions to remove her husband as a director and officer of the corporation. Then she goes to the office before business hours, changes the locks, tells Bob that he is fired and hires a security guard. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 @ 2:50 PM

Legal experts question trailblazing AI disclosure directives from Canadian courts University of Waterloo professor Maura Grossman

Legal experts in professional ethics and computer science are questioning the recent trailblazing moves of two Canadian trial courts that issued novel practice directions requiring lawyers and litigants to disclose to the bench any use of “artificial intelligence” (AI) in their legal research and court submissions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 @ 10:03 AM

Use of AI by legal profession raises accuracy, reliability concerns | Ryan Flewelling and Neelum Raja

On June 23, in a first for a Canadian court, the Manitoba Court of King’s Bench issued a directive requiring parties to disclose if artificial intelligence (AI) was used in the preparation of court submissions. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 @ 4:35 PM

B.C. law society approves recommendations on Indigenous engagement in regulatory processes

Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) benchers have unanimously approved recommendations to significantly change its regulatory processes aimed at removing systemic barriers experienced by Indigenous complainants. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 @ 12:28 PM

Lenczner Slaght hires director of business development

Lenczner Slaght welcomed Chandler Lauzon as senior director of business development and marketing. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 @ 12:27 PM

Ontario investing $166M in digital justice platform Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey

Ontario is investing $166 million in an initiative to deliver more legal services online, which would replace paper-based procedures with a digital platform to support access to the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 @ 11:54 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 @ 9:50 AM

CABL launches ‘first-of-its kind’ survey to study experience of Black lawyers in Canada Raphael Tachie

The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) has launched a “first-of-its-kind study to examine the experiences of Black lawyers in Canada.” The organization’s current and past president both hope it will be the “beginning of a conversation” and encourage collaboration across the profession. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 @ 9:11 AM

Just a lawyer | Gary Joseph

I recently attended a very enjoyable retirement party. Yes, you read it correctly, a very enjoyable retirement party! ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 4:10 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2023 @ 5:13 PM

Chief justice says disclosure directive aims at generative AI-aided legal research, submissions Yukon Supreme Court Chief Justice Suzanne Duncan

As Canada’s courts and tribunals consider what oversight they might give to the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in legal proceedings, the country’s smallest superior trial court has forged ahead with a broad practice directive requiring lawyers and litigants to inform Yukon’s Supreme Court of any reliance on AI in their preparation of legal research or court submissions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 @ 9:30 AM

Manitoba law society to launch mandatory Indigenous training Sacha Paul, past president, Law Society of Manitoba.

This fall, lawyers in Manitoba will have to start taking a new course on Indigenous culture as part of their law society’s competency mandate — something the regulator’s departing president hopes will start a “voyage of understanding and empathy.” ... [read more]