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Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 6:50 PM

Law schools disclose common concerns, diverse takes on regulating GenAI use by students, faculty Queens University Law Dean Colleen Flood

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]

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 1:55 PM

New associate for Clark Wilson in Vancouver

Clark Wilson announced that Cameron Fox has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 4:18 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 5:15 PM

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

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]

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 9:54 AM

Licence refused 10 years after it was issued | Sara Blake

Ersio Amendola had been a licensed paralegal for 10 years when the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) learned of a misrepresentation in his application for the licence. It held a hearing into whether to grant the licence (which he had had for 10 years) and issued a decision refusing to grant it. This decision was upheld by the Appeal Panel and, on judicial review, by the Divisional Court in Amendola v. Law Society of Ontario 2023 ONSC 4123. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 12:51 PM

Smart & Biggar expands in Toronto, Ottawa

Smart & Biggar welcomed four new associates. Christian Bekking, Alexandra Johnson Dingee, Hannah Mirsky and Iris Ngo rejoin the firm following their terms as articling students.  ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

Canada signs Ukraine free-trade deal, sanctions illegal transfer of Ukrainian kids to Russia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed an updated Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) during the Ukrainian president’s visit to Ottawa. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

New president of Manitoba legal regulator eyes access to justice, technology, diversity Wayne Onchulenko, president of the Law Society of Manitoba.

Keeping lawyers up to speed on using technology and continuing to improve access to justice in remote communities are high priorities for the Law Society of Manitoba’s new president. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:40 AM

Insurers need to be more accepting of alternative care for long-COVID | Courtney Mulqueen

Clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of potential long-COVID treatments have the added bonus of discovering treatments for other “invisible illnesses” with similar symptoms. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:28 AM

Accessible justice through law school public interest programming | Dana Rotenberg

It is an honour to have been invited by the Honourable Andromache Karakatsanis to write a guest column on the connection between access to justice and legal education. As law students across the country settle into the academic year, this is certainly a timely topic to explore. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 5:04 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Feds to scrap ‘efficiency’ defence to anti-competitive mergers, expand Competition Bureau power Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne

The Trudeau government has moved to scrap the controversial “efficiencies” defence to anti-competitive mergers as part of a new package of proposed legislative measures that would remove the GST from new purpose-built rental housing, while expanding the Competition Bureau’s powers to investigate and compel information and enabling the government to direct that the anti-monopoly watchdog inquire into the state of competition in particular industries. ... [read more]