Law Society evaluates non-lawyer ownership of law firms

Law Society evaluates non-lawyer ownership of law firms

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is reviewing opportunities for non-lawyers to participate in the ownership of law firms. To protect quality of service and ensure professional ethics, the legal profession has long resisted non-lawyer ownership, however this has left many individuals, often the most vulnerable, unable to afford representation.

Blue J Legal releases AI software to assist with employment law disputes

Blue J Legal releases AI software to assist with employment law disputes

Toronto is quickly becoming known as a global hub for development of AI software and the legal sector is no exception. Toronto based Blue J Legal recently released Employment Foresight to complement their existing Tax Foresight product. The company was started by professors at UofT Law School in 2014 when now CEO Benjamin Alarie was a judge for IBM’s Watson Challenge at UofT. Professor Alarie started by applying machine learning to predicting tax dispute outcomes and is now expanding scope to other legal areas.

The benefits of document management

The benefits of document management

If your law firm is like many small- to medium-sized Canadian firms you are faced with an increasing volume of electronic files and correspondence. The basic issue this creates is simply: how do you find documents quickly when you need them? In addition, your firm may also face related challenges around reproducing work already completed, collaboration on various versions of documents, as well as increased client demands for responsiveness.