The Law Society of Ontario's Technology Task Force’s “Regulatory Sandbox for Innovative Technological Legal Services” Report was approved at Convocation. A five-year pilot project will be launched in Q4 of 2021.
On June 16, 2022, The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) released Accountable AI, a major new report considering artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM) in the Canadian justice system.
The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to release Accountable AI, a major new report considering artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM) in the Canadian justice system.
Accountable AI comprehensively analyzes AI and ADM systems used to assist government decision-making including:
The report includes 19 recommendations addressing bias in AI systems, “black-box” decision-making, due process, and the need for public engagement.
The full report is available here. They also have an Executive Summary.
Accountable AI is the LCO’s third major report on AI and ADM in the Canadian justice system. The first report addressed AI and ADM tools in criminal justice. The second proposed a comprehensive framework for regulating government AI systems. More on the LCO’s AI, ADM and the Justice System project is available here.
For more information, please contact:
Law Commission of Ontario
Tel: (416) 650-8406
Toll-free: 1 (866) 950-8406
REGULATORY SANDBOX FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL LEGAL SERVICES
The LSO’s Technology Task Force is creating a regulatory sandbox for innovative technological legal services (“ITLS”) as a five-year pilot.
The sandbox would help to fulfill the LSO’s responsibilities as a public interest regulator by:
With this information, licensees could enhance their practices by using, adapting to, or developing ITLS tools.
The LSO's new Tech Resource Centre provides Ontario lawyers and paralegals with one-stop access to up-to-date resources, just-in-time practice supports, practical training and tutorials, and helpful continuing professional development programs.
This collection of Law Society and curated third-party materials covers a wide range of topics, including selecting technology for your practice, how to use various technologies, security and data protection, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and working remotely.
Whether you are looking to build, maintain, or enhance your technological competence, the supports you need are just a click away!