On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, the LCO will host an invitational forum on automated decision-making in the civil and administrative justice system. The forum is a cross-disciplinary event designed to promote innovative, collaborative and multi-disciplinary analysis and recommendations. The LCO has invited more than 30 policy makers, lawyers, jurists, technologists, academics, and community organizers to [...]
The Law Times recently released their Newsmakers series, which provides a look at the stories that have "dominated" their "pages over the last 52 weeks". Coming in at number 3 on the list was the LCO's Class Actions project. Check out their list here.
In late October LCO Counsel, Ryan Fritsch, presented at the Health Professionals Appeal and Review Board annual member conference on the work the LCO has conducted for its Last Stages of Life Indigenous Engagement.
On Oct 30th, LCO Executive Director Nye Thomas discussed the growth and impact of AI and algorithms on the justice system at the Law Society of Ontario’s Access to Justice Week Data and Design Symposium.The Law Times reported on this event in their recent article, ‘Ethical’ artificial intelligence no silver bullet to due process issues, [...]
On November 20, at the University of Windsor's Faculty of Law, LCO Executive Director Nye Thomas and Counsel Ryan Fritsch will discuss the impact of algorithms, automated decision-making and artificial intelligence on human rights, due process and access to justice. They will summarize the LCO’s research and consultations on these issues and discuss the extraordinary [...]
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.