First-ever class action legal clinic has been launched in the City of Windsor on October 1, 2019. The LCO has been working on the creation of a class actions database which will be available to the public and will be taken over by the Class Action Clinic. To read further click here.
LCO’s Executive Director Nye Thomas and Dr. Sue Gratton, will be presenting at the CIAJ’s national conference on October 16-18th in Quebec. Nye is giving the opening remarks and will discuss “Algorithms in the Justice System” while Dr. Gratton will discuss platform responsibility and the LCO Defamation report. Full conference details here.
Since the release of the Class Actions Final Report on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, various media outlets have discussed the report further and interviewed LCO staff and Principal Researcher Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic. See below to read the various articles:The Lawyer's Daily - LCO makes 47 recommendations to reform Class Proceedings Act CTV News - New [...]
Toronto Star: Soon, intelligent machines could help decide whether to keep people in jail. It’s time to prepare
Read the latest article from Toronto Star Reporter, Alyshah Hasham, where AI is discussed and our Legal Counsel Ryan Fritsch provides further input on this topic.
On July 17, 2019, the LCO released its final report, Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms.The LCO report is the first independent, comprehensive assessment of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act (CPA) in 27 years. Since that time, class actions have grown dramatically in volume, complexity and impact in Ontario and across Canada.
The LCO is seeking ideas for new law reform projects! Read about our Call for Proposals here and submit your proposal to us by Friday, September 27th, 2019.
Reporter Amanda Jerome from The Lawyer's Daily, discusses our most recent event of May 15, AI For Lawyers: A Primer on Artificial Intelligence in Ontario's Legal System. To read the article click here.
On June 18 Executive Director, Nye Thomas and Counsel, Ryan Fritsch addressed the International Legal Aid Group in Ottawa on the topic of AI, Access to Justice and Legal Aid.To read the report please click here.
Read the latest article from The Lawyer’s Daily which discusses our Defamation Project. To read the article click here.
Read the latest article from Law Times which mentions our most recent event on May 15'19. Click here to read article.