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June 2023

LCO Releases “Consumer Protection in the Digital Marketplace” Consultation Paper

2023-06-21T16:33:42+00:00June 22nd, 2023|English, News|

On Thursday June 22, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released its Consultation Paper on Consumer Protection in the Digital Marketplace.  A copy of the paper is available here. This project considers how to improve consumer protections for digital terms of service (ToS) contracts. Hardly a day goes by that consumers in Ontario are not asked [...]

May 2023

LCO welcomes ten student fellows to its 2023 summer roster

2023-05-12T18:13:48+00:00May 12th, 2023|English, News|

The LCO is pleased to announce its incoming cohort of Student Scholar Fellows for Summer 2023, beginning on May 15. Now in its fourth year of operation, the LCO Student Scholar Fellowship program is offered in partnership with four Ontario law schools and provides students with relevant legal research experience and an opportunity to engage [...]

LCO releases ‘The Last Stages of Life for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples’ Final Report

2023-05-08T23:11:13+00:00May 8th, 2023|English, News|

On Tuesday, May 9th, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released a major new report on Indigenous health law: The Last Stages of Life for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples: Preliminary Recommendations for Law Reform. The project is guided by recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The LCO sought respectful relations [...]

April 2023

The Law Commission of Ontario is pleased to announce new staff member

2023-05-15T13:34:28+00:00April 24th, 2023|English, Events, News, Uncategorized|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is very pleased to announce that Laura Snowdon will be joining the LCO as counsel. Laura is finishing her term as an Associate at Gillian Hnatiw & Co., where she practised civil litigation for claims relating to sexual, physical, and psychological harms. Laura recently acted as Commission Counsel to [...]

March 2023

LCO Webinar: The ChatGPT Lawyer

2023-03-22T13:54:57+00:00March 20th, 2023|English, Events, News|

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the LCO, in partnership with University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology, and Society, presented The ChatGPT Lawyer: Opportunities and Risks of Generative AI for the Legal Profession. In this one-hour webinar, LCO Executive Director Nye Thomas moderated the session and LCO Counsel Ryan Fritsch explained the impact of generative [...]

February 2023

The ChatGPT Lawyer: Opportunities and Risks of Generative AI for the Legal Profession – Register today!

2023-02-15T14:39:38+00:00February 15th, 2023|English, Events, News, Uncategorized|

On March 8th, 2023, join the Law Commission of Ontario and the uOttawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society for a 60-minute panel discussion about ChatGPT, generative AI, access to justice, and the legal profession. This online discussion is free of charge. For further event information and to register, please see here.