legal technology

  • How to be a legal entrepreneur

    How to be a legal entrepreneur

    Mar 19, 2018

    Lawyers have many helpful attributes, but their aversion to ambiguity needs to be overcome.

  • Time to say goodbye: Dealing with legacy software

    Mar 12, 2018

    Whether because of nostalgia, a desire to save costs, ignorance, concerns of business interruption or sheer laziness, there have been countless stories in the press demonstrating that companies and individuals continue to use outdated versions of various critical software programs, including those that connect to the internet.

  • Virtual reality is coming to a courtroom near you

    Virtual reality is coming to a courtroom near you

    Mar 9, 2018

    CHICAGO - Will lawyers soon be arguing their case in a virtual courtroom, perhaps from their living room or a distant tropical island, untethered by a physical location? While that may seem like a distant sci-fi future, virtual reality is no longer fiction, as some technologically savvy legal educators outlined in a panel discussion at the ABA Techshow in Chicago yesterday.

  • McGill panel explores the future of legal education

    McGill panel explores the future of legal education

    Jan 17, 2018

    At least 150 lawyers and law students braved the snow last night to hear a panel of eminent jurists discuss the future of legal education, at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

  • What’s in store for 2018 and beyond?

    Jan 15, 2018

    The year 2017 was an impressive and banner year for legal tech. Discussions regarding the role of artificial intelligence and legal tech have increasingly become commonplace in legal conferences across Canada and the world.

  • Disrupting from within

    Jan 8, 2018

    Most law firms won’t be technology innovators, but strategic partnerships can help them compete.

  • Blue J Legal launches AI tool for employment law issues

    Blue J Legal launches AI tool for employment law issues

    Nov 22, 2017

    Toronto startup Blue J Legal has launched new artificial intelligence software to help predict how courts would resolve employment law issues.

  • CLOC survey shows in-house legal departments cost less, but external still getting big piece of budget

    Nov 17, 2017

    Legal departments are showing themselves to be cost effective, but they are still sending out a good portion of work to external providers, according to a survey from the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium.

  • Dentons launches consultancy for in-house counsel

    Dentons launches consultancy for in-house counsel

    Nov 16, 2017

    Dentons has launched a new consulting service to address the “business pain points” and management issues faced by in-house counsel.

  • E-discovery tips for small law firms

    E-discovery tips for small law firms

    Nov 13, 2017

    Lawyers must thrive in a world where information is readily available and growing exponentially and that includes small law firms even if they don’t have specialized e-discovery or technology-related departments, according to a panel of experts on the subject.

  • Where in the world is your company’s data stored?

    Oct 10, 2017

    As companies are getting more and more technologically advanced, some in-house lawyers may ask themselves, “Where in the world is our company’s data stored?” Data residency specifically refers to the physical or geographic location of an organization’s data including personal data of its customers.

  • Data visualizations

    Data visualizations

    Oct 2, 2017

    Showing legal information in a more visual format has many benefits, but it can also be misleading.

  • Sounding the privacy alarm

    Oct 2, 2017

    Should the police be able to track who you call or text and where you are located throughout the day even when you are not suspected of any crime? Most people would not hesitate, I suspect, to say no.

  • VIDEO: Legal Innovation Zone announces next legal tech challenge

    Sep 29, 2017

    Ryerson University's Legal Innovation Zone, in Toronto, announced its next legal technology challenge on Sept. 26 for advancing artificial intelligence technology for legal services. Among those making the announcement was Ontario Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi.

  • Legal Innovation Zone announces next legal tech challenge

    Legal Innovation Zone announces next legal tech challenge

    Sep 29, 2017

    Ryerson University's Legal Innovation Zone, in Toronto, announced its next legal technology challenge on Sept. 26 for advancing artificial intelligence technology for legal services. Among those making the announcement was Ontario Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi.

  • Chatbots and apps: freeing up lawyer time and improving access to justice

    Chatbots and apps: freeing up lawyer time and improving access to justice

    Sep 26, 2017

    Can technology save time and improve access to justice? Just ask the in-house team at Microsoft where the software giant’s lawyers are deploying chatbots to answer common questions around sales and immigration issues and free up in-house lawyers to do more high-value work. ​

  • Tech for small law

    Tech for small law

    Sep 25, 2017

    Investing in tech has traditionally been a big challenge for small law firms, but new, low-cost solutions may be about to change that.

  • Highlights from the 2017 Emerging Legal Tech Forum

    Highlights from the 2017 Emerging Legal Tech Forum

    Sep 25, 2017

    Thomson Reuters hosted the 2017 Emerging Legal Tech Forum in downtown Toronto on Sept. 21. The event featured insightful panels, networking opportunities and a reception.

  • Training, metrics, ROI and looking for the Viagra effect

    Training, metrics, ROI and looking for the Viagra effect

    Sep 22, 2017

    Once a legal department or law firm has decided to invest in a significant piece of legal technology, determining the ROI and applied benefits can be daunting. Convincing users it can improve their life and getting good adoption can be even more so.

  • This week at the SCC

    Jan 20, 2014