The LCO is thrilled to announce that the Chair of our Board of Governors, Andrew Pinto, was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario on February 3, 2020. Our most sincere congratulations to Justice Pinto on this accomplishment!
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 [...]
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, [...]
The impact of Automated Decision-Making in the Civil and Administrative Justice System requires deliberate and considerate policy and legal guidance. Read the LCO's article in Slaw on these issues.
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 [...]
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 [...]