• Michael Spratt

    Want to help Pro Bono Ontario? Lower your fees

    Nov 19, 2018

    Last week Pro Bono Ontario dropped the bombshell that they would be forced to shutter their offices in Toronto and Ottawa because of a $500,000 funding gap. Private funders, apparently, can no longer support the program. So, civil lawyers took to the opinion pages and social media to defend the little guy.

    Michael Spratt
  • Fernando Garcia

    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.

    Fernando Garcia|In-house Coach
  • Lisa R. Lifshitz

    Security by design: California’s new IoT security laws

    Nov 19, 2018

    On Sept. 28, California became the first U.S. state to specifically regulate the security of connected devices, otherwise known as the Internet of Things or IoT devices.

    Lisa R. Lifshitz|The IT Girl
  • Alistair Vigier

    How to choose a law firm

    Nov 19, 2018

    Legal services in Canada are changing to better serve clientele. People want to know how much their legal issue will cost before starting the process. Many want to self-represent. Savvy law firms are responding with a menu of services showing costs up front. And some menus even include coaching for those going to court on their own.

    Alistair Vigier
  • Tony Wilson

    Feed the trolls

    Nov 19, 2018

    It’s more important than ever for lawyers to enter the online fray when someone has their facts wrong.

    Tony Wilson
  • Monica Goyal

    Leveraging chatbots

    Nov 12, 2018

    The size of the chatbot market is growing exponentially.

    Monica Goyal
  • Tim Wilbur

    Opening the Canadian Judicial Council

    Nov 12, 2018

    The SCC has already made improvements under Wagner, but the same cannot be said for the Canadian Judicial Council, which is chaired by the chief justice.

    Tim Wilbur|Editor's Desk
  • Cannabis is here: Time to expand your company policies

    Nov 5, 2018

    Recreational use may create need to educate employees.

    Wendy Hulton
  • Jennifer Brown

    In-house are creating it for themselves

    Nov 5, 2018

    On a recent visit to see Resolver Inc. general counsel Peter Nguyen, I casually asked him “what’s new?”

    Jennifer Brown
  • Michael Spratt

    Broken promises in C-75

    Nov 5, 2018

    In 2015, prior to the last federal election, the then-third-party Liberals made three promises that warmed the hearts of lawyers who work in the criminal-justice trenches.

    Michael Spratt