Federation of Ontario Law Associations

TECH RESOURCES FOR LAWYERS

TECHSOUP CANADA

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TechSoup Canada is a program of the Centre for Social Innovation, and a member of the TechSoup Global Network.   They can connect your Law Association to donated and discounted technologies through their tech donations program and provide valuable learning resources to equip you and your colleagues with tech tips and best practices. 


FOLA is a member!

BETAKIT

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BetaKit offers a quick and updated curated list of Canadian Legal Tech startup news & Legal Tech innovation (includes podcasts, event videos, and more). 

RYERSON'S LEGAL INNOVATION ZONE

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Ryerson's Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a co-working space and the first legal tech incubator with a focus on building better legal solutions for the consumers of legal services. 

There are currently about a dozen companies active in the Zone and the LIZ boasts over a dozen up and running alum.  The companies are all either looking for users or testers in the legal community.  

CLIO's LEGAL TRENDS REPORTS

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Clio's Legal Trends Report provides an annual account of the most important issues faced within the legal profession. 


By analyzing the aggregated and anonymized data of nearly 70,000 legal professionals in the US, in addition to extensive survey research, Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, is able to report on unique insights into law firm efficiencies, hourly rates, and other key metrics for success.


BLOCKCHAIN RESOURCES FOR LAWYERS

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Blockchain & the Practice of Law


As the role of technology increases within the legal industry, the question of how and in what ways it can best be used in the practice of law is of top concern among lawyers in all practice areas.  From predictive analytics to machine learning, the message is clear: technology will underpin innovation in legal services in an increasingly rapid evolution.  And yet, there is one type of technology that frequently makes its way to the top of trending conversations—blockchain. 


And now, FOLA has you covered!

EVENTS

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LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO

November 21-22 - Toronto

An LSO Special Lectures program is taking place in late November entitled Innovation, Technology and the Practice of Law.   It will cover a number of topics relating to Artificial Intelligence, Privacy Concerns, practical items on how to use Technology in your practice, as well as discussing regulatory concerns about this new tech in law. 

REGISTER

RESOURCES

GLOBAL LEGAL BLOCKCHAIN CONSORTIUM - VIDEOS!

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Did you know?  FOLA is a member of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium! 


GLBC organizes and aligns global legal industry stakeholders  to enhance the security, privacy, productivity, and interoperability of blockchain technology.  Furthermore, GLBC adopts policies that promotes a universal blockchain-based technology infrastructure for law.


More than 160 organizations are involved with the GLBC in creating these standards and governance. Several of them are collaborating and creating blockchain-based solutions.


GLBC VIDEOS TO GET YOU STARTED!

Whether you’re a law firm and want to help your lawyers become better versed on the subject, or a corporate legal department with an IT ready to take the leap into blockchain, this 90 minute course will cover it. 


To stay current on all things tech and blockchain, follow @WorldHackathon on Twitter.  It's a great resource!

KLEROS: THE BLOCKCHAIN DISPUTE RESOLUTION PLATFORM

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PEER TO PEER JUSTICE

If you agree that existing dispute resolution technologies are too slow, too expensive and too unreliable for an online real-time world, you're sure to be interested in Kleros!  Kleros is a fast, inexpensive, transparent and decentralized claim adjudication system.


Watch their explainer video!


What is Kleros?  It's  Peer-to-Peer Justice that uses crowdsourcing and blockchain to put the dispute resolution process in the hands of the community.

GLOBAL RISE OF WOMEN IN LEGALTECH (“GROWL”)

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What is GROWL?  

GROWL stands for the Global Rise of Women in LegalTech.  Launched in advance of the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon, GROWL supports up-and-coming women leaders in legal innovation around the world.  GROWL will be fully integrated with this year’s Global Legal Hackathon, providing an enhanced track for women-led

teams.


HOW DOES GROWL WORK?

A globally-located panel of senior women leaders in the legal industry drawn from The Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa, will support the hundreds of women-led teams expected to participate in tech events with an unprecedented global network of mentors, tools, and resources to accelerate and amplify their efforts to evolve and improve the world’s legal industry. Participation is voluntary, and there is no cost.

WORLD LEGAL SUMMIT 2019

The World Legal Summit (#WLS2019) was a multi-party, two step initiative that brought jurisdictions together to learn and explore the development of legislative frameworks for dealing with emerging technologies, and related global systems. 


Part One (the "informing session) took place in August 2019 and was followed by Part Two September 2019.


#WLS2019 focus areas: 

  • Security and Personal Governance 
  • Autonomous Machines
  • Cyber Security and Personal Data

 

STAY TUNED FOR OUTCOMES!

 

Toronto's Part Two was brought to us by Clio, practice management platform, and was hosted in their offices downtown.  


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