The Lawyer's Daily is now Law360 Canada. Click here to learn more.

Legal Innovation


Tuesday, September 05, 2023 @ 11:51 AM

What is your theme song? | Connie L. Braun

No matter what profession you are in or at what stage of career, everyone of us needs support from time to time and in different ways. To that end, what steps do you take to support yourself? How do you build and maintain confidence, focus on what needs to be accomplished, celebrate success, cheer yourself up on a tough day, inspire yourself to greater heights and more? Here’s an idea! Choose a theme song (or two or three or more). ... [read more]

Thursday, August 31, 2023 @ 9:46 AM

Microcosm of McGill Guide and limit(less) legal research Young woman researching at a desk

Scores of new law students will soon experience important first year milestones on their journey to becoming members of the Canadian legal profession. These first steps often include learning about the likes of famous English barrister and judge Lord Denning, master Funduk (South Side Woodwork (1979) Ltd. v. R.C. Contracting Ltd., [1989] A.J. No. 111 at para. 53, in particular), and a seminar on legal research and writing with one essential textbook: the McGill Guide. ... [read more]

Friday, August 25, 2023 @ 11:55 AM

Political patronage, Ontario adjudicative tribunal system | Voy Stelmaszynski

The recent controversy about the Ontario government’s revival of the King’s counsel (KC) honorific is a stark reminder that political patronage is alive and well in Ontario. ... [read more]

Friday, August 18, 2023 @ 2:33 PM

Give a little, get a little | Connie L. Braun

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain ... [read more]

Thursday, August 17, 2023 @ 12:29 PM

Time to regulate use of AI in litigation? | Marco Falco

Without question, artificial intelligence will revolutionize the practice of civil litigation and administrative law in the next decade. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 03, 2023 @ 9:47 AM

Cybersecurity: Importance of Google dorking Dork

Several years ago, I was asked to prepare and deliver a short presentation on Google dorking, a topic about which I knew nothing at all. The librarian in me went into high gear starting the research, learning everything I could, talking with friends and acquaintances in IT. Given the growing importance of cybersecurity and its relationship with information governance, I thought to share what I have learned with you. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2023 @ 9:48 AM

ChatGPT: Proceed with caution Robots

The launch of ChatGPT last November opens new doors to the legal profession, but also brings potential new concerns for lawyers who fail to exercise due diligence when incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into their practices. ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2023 @ 4:20 PM

Manitoba top judges talk Internet connection for First Nations communities Manitoba Chief Justice Marianne Rivoalen.

Manitoba’s chief justice and its top provincial court judge are praising government investment in Internet connectivity for the province’s northern First Nations communities but continue to note the need for greater access for all residents. ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2023 @ 4:11 PM

‘There’s never been a more important time for law and legal education,’ says Osgoode’s incoming dean Trevor Farrow, Osgoode Hall Law School

As the world deals with a rapidly changing climate and the implications of artificial intelligence (AI), Osgoode Hall Law School’s incoming dean believes “there’s never been a more important time for law and legal education.” ... [read more]

Monday, July 31, 2023 @ 12:36 PM

Boolean searches, bulky suits, memories are made of these | Gary Goodwin

I recently attended the 40th anniversary of my call to the bar to see colleagues I have not seen for years. This should normally be a time for personal reflection and spiritual growth. But I did spend the smallest amount of time contemplating the reflection in the mirror to make sure I had not grown too much physically. My decades of working out did treat me well. Yes, colour me shallow, and this was no longer high school. ... [read more]