legal technology

  • Understanding the two faces of Legal technology and AI

    Nov 19, 2018

    I am a strong advocate for the adoption of legal technology and artificial intelligence. Not only do I believe that the adoption of legal tech will make lawyers more efficient and able to provide better more affordable services to clients, but I believe there will be a time, very soon, when not using legal technology tools will risk a lawyer being found to be in a possible breach of their professional obligations.

  • Leveraging chatbots

    Leveraging chatbots

    Nov 12, 2018

    The size of the chatbot market is growing exponentially.

  • Innovating in-house with law firm and vendor partners

    Innovating in-house with law firm and vendor partners

    Oct 23, 2018

    When legal departments work collaboratively with their external firms and technology partners on real-world problems, innovation can happen in interesting and cost-effective ways and it doesn’t have to mean reduced fees for law firms.

  • From hype to productivity

    Oct 15, 2018
  • Critical topics facing the legal community

    Critical topics facing the legal community

    Oct 1, 2018

    Throughout 2018, Canadian Lawyer, with research partners RSM Canada and CIBC, invited members of the legal community to provide input on six critical topics facing the legal community.

  • Bound for legal tech

    Bound for legal tech

    Jul 23, 2018

    Puneet Tiwari always knew he wanted to be a tech innovator despite the uncertainties.

  • Bound for Legal Tech

    Bound for Legal Tech

    Jul 23, 2018

    Puneet Tiwari always knew he wanted to be a tech innovator despite many obstacles along the way.

  • Time Management along the space/time continuum

    May 22, 2018

    Getting back to time management, associations come up with suggestions to maximize time available for billing such as the following:

  • Bring on the product managers

    May 22, 2018

    Law firms need a person who is formally responsible for product success.

  • Blockchain Reaction

    Blockchain Reaction

    May 14, 2018

    The game-changing technology underpinning crypto-currencies such as bitcoin threatens to supersede lawyers and other trusted intermediaries.

  • Can you trust blockchain?

    May 14, 2018

    Every few years, the legal profession is told that some new breakthrough technology is going to change the profession forever.

  • 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.