February 2020

January 2020

LCO Seeks Part-Time Administrative Assistant

2020-01-28T18:02:05+00:00January 28th, 2020|English, News|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) seeks a Part-Time Administrative Assistant to start in March 2020, for a contract ending April 30, 2021. There may be an opportunity for full time hours in the future and/or a contract extension.The Administrative Assistant provides general administrative and website support to the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) office [...]

LCO responds to Bill 161

2020-01-24T20:46:33+00:00January 24th, 2020|English, News, Uncategorized|

The LCO has publicly released its response to the provincial government regarding Bill 161, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act.  The LCO has provided comments on Bill 161’s provisions regarding class actions and small estates.  Class ActionsIn July 2019, the LCO released a major law reform report on class actions in Ontario, Class Actions: Objectives, [...]

Join the LCO at York U’s Inclusion Day 2020

2020-01-20T17:17:55+00:00January 20th, 2020|English, News|

Join us on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM) at the Helliwell Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School for Inclusion Day, an event that will focus on the theme of belonging and exploring ways we can promote a greater sense of belonging at York. Registration is first come, first serve, so don't wait [...]

December 2019

LCO Forum on Automated Decision-Making in the Civil and Administrative Justice System

2019-12-05T15:45:22+00:00December 5th, 2019|English, News|

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 [...]

November 2019

Digital Rights at Access to Justice Week

2019-11-04T19:42:23+00:00November 4th, 2019|English, News|

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, [...]

October 2019

LCO to present at Windsor Law on Artificial Intelligence and the Justice System

2019-10-30T16:07:00+00:00October 30th, 2019|English, News|

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 [...]