Sep 11, 2018
B.C.’s Okanagan incubator atmosphere for new technology startups is spurring work for the legal sector as support ranges from incorporations and patents to multi-million-dollar transactions. According to a local 2016 study, the technology sector is valued at $1.3 billion — and growing — with 600 companies employing 8,000 individuals.
Jul 31, 2018
Judge ordered man to turn over the equivalent of $3.7 million in "PlexCoin" tokens to the court-appointed administrator by the following day or be found in contempt of court.
Jul 23, 2018
Puneet Tiwari always knew he wanted to be a tech innovator despite the uncertainties.
- Jul 16, 2018
On July 11, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued its first notices of violation to two Canadian companies that allegedly contravened the installation of computer program prohibitions under Canada's anti-spam legislation.
Jul 12, 2018
Electronic billing, Skype for business and document management software. In-house counsel are embracing technology to streamline operations. They are also looking to embrace other practices to help serve their business units better. In this third of four videos covering the 13th Annual Canadian Lawyer InHouse General Counsel Roundtable, the participants discuss how they are looking to technology to get work done faster.
Jul 3, 2018
For our 13th annual General Counsel Roundtable, we decided to focus the conversation on the impact of technology on in-house departments.
- Jun 25, 2018
Notwithstanding the price volatility, the benefits of mining Bitcoin remain attractive for those that know where to look. And by look, I mean look for cheap electricity.
- Jun 18, 2018
On May 24, Canada’s federal privacy regulator, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, released a critical interpretation document intended to guide how companies subject to the federal private sector privacy act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, will be allowed to collect, use and disclose personal information, as viewed from the perspective of the reasonable person.
May 29, 2018
All 70 partners with Montreal’s BCF Business Law are pooling their money in what is believed to be the first super angel fund created by a law firm in Canada.
- May 22, 2018
Getting back to time management, associations come up with suggestions to maximize time available for billing such as the following:
May 14, 2018
The game-changing technology underpinning crypto-currencies such as bitcoin threatens to supersede lawyers and other trusted intermediaries.
- May 14, 2018
Every few years, the legal profession is told that some new breakthrough technology is going to change the profession forever.
- May 14, 2018
Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are hot subjects (and buzzwords) for lawyers in 2018. Beyond the hype, however, lies a plethora of legal and business issues.
- Apr 9, 2018
I fondly remember the first cellphones. As the phones got smaller, their impact on our lives grew.
Mar 26, 2018
A partnership with Ryerson University, its incubator space, and the Ministry of the Attorney General and $80,000 in seed money resulted in the AI Challenge Forum, a competition between six startups who have incorporated AI in their products for faster, more efficient and effective legal services to legal consumers.
- Feb 12, 2018
A recent decision from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has provided some useful guidance in connection with minimum security standards required for Internet of Things/web-connected devices, particularly those that collect personal information and data from children.
Jan 26, 2018
American legal innovator, Mark A. Cohen, speaks at Ryerson University's Legal Innovation Zone in Toronto at a Lunch and Law event on Jan. 16. He spoke about how lawyers and the profession of law must evolve – including 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.
- 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.
Jan 8, 2018
Do your clients have a plan that identifies and addresses cross-border cyber-risks in their businesses? If not, are they OK with being excluded from certain markets due to the cyber-risk they pose?