• B.C.’s Okanagan startup industry spurs legal work

    B.C.’s Okanagan startup industry spurs legal work

    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.

  • Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    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.

  • 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.

  • Malware begone!

    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.

  • Using technology for efficiencies

    Using technology for efficiencies

    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.

  • Embracing the possibilities of technology

    Embracing the possibilities of technology

    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.

  • Bit by Bitcoin mining

    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.

  • No fly zone- new PIPEDA guidance on inappropriate data practices

    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.

  • BCF launches angel fund for startups

    BCF launches angel fund for startups

    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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • Brave new world: some legal considerations in using AI and IoT Systems

    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.

  • Is your smartphone doping you?

    Apr 9, 2018

    I fondly remember the first cellphones. As the phones got smaller, their impact on our lives grew.

  • Photo gallery: AI takes over Ryerson to enhance the future of the legal profession

    Photo gallery: AI takes over Ryerson to enhance the future of the legal profession

    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.

  • Lesson from VTech

    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.

  • Who is the future lawyer?

    Who is the future lawyer?

    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.

  • 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.

  • Data breaches know no bounds

    Data breaches know no bounds

    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?