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Wednesday, March 08, 2023 @ 12:35 PM

‘Don’t be afraid’: new Alberta chief justice to newly called lawyers Alberta Chief Justice Ritu Khullar

Alberta’s new chief justice says she is committed to a well-run court that not only does its job well but is also seen by the public as doing its job well. Chief Justice Ritu Khullar shared her thoughts on her job and the legal profession at a “virtual fireside chat” hosted by The Advocates’ Society Feb. 28. ... [read more]

Monday, February 27, 2023 @ 9:48 AM

Virtual investigations in the workplace Detective with magafying glass on backround of 0s and 1s

As it turns out, it’s not just employees who are working at home these days; so are the people investigating their workplace activities. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 09, 2023 @ 10:44 AM

The lawyer paradox | Gabriel Latner

“A census of lawyers may be regarded from two points of view. With law-school enrolment at its highest peak in history, and showing little sign of abatement, the natural tendency is to measure all growth in terms of overcrowding of the profession. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 2:30 PM

Law society secrets | Joseph Groia

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) possesses great power, which must be exercised responsibly. Good and responsible governance requires transparency.  This is codified in the LSO’s Governance Practices and Policies, which, among other things, (i) imposes a duty upon the LSO to act in an open manner; (ii) requires Convocation to be committed to transparency of its process; and (iii) personally requires the treasurer to be committed to openness, inclusion and transparency.  The LSO has not been fulfilling these requirements. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 11:41 AM

Capturing value from artificial intelligence for lawyers Scales of justice against a computer code background

The legal field has been undergoing a disruptive period and that disruption has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased importance of artificial intelligence (AI). Recently, I sat down with Rajan Kanwar, an applied artificial intelligence expert who spearheaded innovation and transformation projects at TD Bank, EY and ServiceLink, to discuss the current state of disruption and the trends. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 12:48 PM

A year in the metaverse | Aaron Grinhaus

On Jan. 24, 2022, our firm set up an office in Decentraland, an Internet-based world where people transact and interact in a virtual environment now known as the metaverse. At that time people could not agree on a universal definition of the metaverse, and one year later the debate rages on. Is it the entire Internet? Is it a video game? Is it virtual reality? Is it somewhere, anywhere or nowhere in between? ... [read more]

Friday, January 13, 2023 @ 1:31 PM

Pandemic’s impact on trusts and estates: The way ahead Man looking forward with COVID behind him

It is the beginning of a new year and time to reflect on the last three years or so, what impact the pandemic has had on the trust and estate world, and what the way forward will be. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 @ 2:06 PM

B.C. sees new year changes to estate planning, real estate laws Michael Drouillard, Drouillard Lawyers

The new year often can bring new changes — and that is something that is true for lawyers in British Columbia at the beginning of 2023, with the province making pandemic-era tweaks to how certain estate planning documents can be witnessed permanent, as well as implementing new rules aimed at protecting homebuyers in B.C.’s hot real estate market. ... [read more]

Monday, January 09, 2023 @ 11:47 AM

Can artificial intelligence replace judges? Robot with computer

In part two (see below for link), we talked about how the lawyer-client relationship cannot be truly replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 04, 2023 @ 3:01 PM

Does artificial intelligence have ability to replace family lawyers? Robot with computer

In part one of our series (see below for link), we introduced the concept of “artificial intelligence” — or AI — which can produce computer-generated text and code on command. ... [read more]