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Innovatio Awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative and creative in meeting the needs of their organizations within the Canadian legal markets
When: September 20, 2018
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations are now closed
Presented by Lexpert, the prestigious Rising Stars Awards Gala honours winners from across Canada and welcomes law firm and in-house leaders and distinguished guests to celebrate and network with others who are at the top of the legal profession
When: November 8, 2018
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Event Detail: 2018 Nominations open June 4th
Presented by Lexpert, these awards recognize individuals and teams from law firms, academia, law societies and corporations that have made a significant contribution to the legal community
When: June 19, 2018
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Search is one of those wicked problems. Not “wicked” in the English vernacular sense though. And it’s not the OED definition of the word of “evil or morally bad” either.
Digital tools to use in discovery have been evolving over the past decade or so, from glorified Excel databases to very technically sophisticated software.
When people talk about innovation in the legal market, a couple of themes inevitably come to mind: technology and a change in the way clients obtain legal services. But at the crux of all of this is not tech or billable hours — it’s about the people and how they will need to adapt to change.
There has been much written on the topic of ethics in artificial intelligence and innovation recently.
Very late last year, Tel Aviv-based business-to-business company LawGeex announced that total 2018 investment in legal technology — a.k.a. “law tech” or (more frequently) “legal tech” — had surpassed US$1 billion.
When Aniz Alani arrived at the City of Abbotsford in early 2017 as the municipality’s first in-house counsel, he quickly identified one area in particular he knew he needed to get some control over — managing the bills coming in from external law firms.
If you speak with any legal tech entrepreneur long enough, talk often shifts from cool new technologies to human behaviour.
Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, a global law firm network that includes 11 Canadian firms, has recently implemented cybersecurity standards for all current and future member firms to follow as part of its quality assurance program.
It’s not often you see a mini trade show of technology vendors set up inside one of Canada’s largest national law firms, but in an effort to show clients how it is working to innovate with the emerging legal ecosystem, Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP opened its doors to host a tech demo day last week in Toronto.
Increasingly, corporate in-house clients want access to online collaboration tools to make communication with their law firms easier.
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.
The size of the chatbot market is growing exponentially.
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.
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.
Puneet Tiwari always knew he wanted to be a tech innovator despite the uncertainties.
Puneet Tiwari always knew he wanted to be a tech innovator despite many obstacles along the way.
Getting back to time management, associations come up with suggestions to maximize time available for billing such as the following:
Law firms need a person who is formally responsible for product success.
The game-changing technology underpinning crypto-currencies such as bitcoin threatens to supersede lawyers and other trusted intermediaries.