Months after the Covid-19 pandemic forced the near shutdown of courts across Canada and paved the way for virtual justice, a Quebec lawyer and researcher is hoping that judges and lawyers will be alert to the unintended consequences of conducting justice through the use of technology.
Under pressure to deliver legal services in spite of Quebec‘s public health state of emergency, notaries in the province have been given the go-ahead by the Quebec Ministry of Justice to sign notarized documents remotely.
Privacy commissioner launches consultation on artificial intelligence.
The Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies (ACT), the latest brainchild of the Cyberjustice Laboratory, is the largest international multidisciplinary research initiative that seeks to leverage artificial intelligence to increase access to justice.
Blockchain is widely regarded to be an immature technology with a market that is still nascent. But that is expected to change over the next several years as a growing number of organizations begin to operationalize blockchain.
A pilot project by the federal courts that will allow for the application of the Quebec Code of Civil Procedure is being lauded by Quebec practitioners.
More than 40 per cent of Quebec lawyers suffer from psychological distress, with young lawyers with less than 10 years of experience more prone to experiencing mental health issues.
Nearly every general counsel too will sooner or later face the need to conduct an internal investigation into events at an organization, a dark art that presents unique challenges.
A ruling by the Quebec Administrative Labour Tribunal that held that litigation privilege applies only in civil matters and in adversarial proceedings but not in an administrative law context before a quasi-judicial tribunal with powers of inquiry was overturned by the Quebec Court of Appeal.
Litigation funding is taking off. But for Canadian lawyers and law firms looking at litigation funding as an option to mitigate risk and manage cash flows and costs, it is still early days.
American-based title insurers do not practise law or provide legal opinions when drawing up, registering and discharging refinanced mortgages, the Quebec Court of Appeal held in a legal battle that pitted the insurers against the governing bodies of the Quebec legal and notary professions.