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Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Replace Lawyers

  • August 26, 2020
  • Shiva Bakhtiary, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

With a surge in the number of new legal tech startups comes familiar but unfounded fear that lawyers will be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). Shiva Bakhtiary explains why AI needs lawyers just as much as lawyers need AI to bring new efficiency, savings and service enhancements to legal work.

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Access to Justice and Hands-on Education Converge in New Summer Student Program

  • June 25, 2020
  • An interview with Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault

Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault’s chief inclusion officer, shares details of a pro-bono-focused program, forged in the face of a pandemic, that provides rewarding experiential learning opportunities for students while connecting low-income Canadians with crucial free legal services.

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When Implicit Bias Amplifies Impostor Syndrome

  • June 03, 2020
  • Yasmin Visram

What happens when bias and barriers to inclusion seem to validate the voice inside your head telling you you’re just not good enough? One lawyer’s story of conquering self-doubt offers strategies we can all employ to combat the undermining effects of impostor syndrome.

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Redefining Resilience

  • June 03, 2020
  • Rachel Migicovsky

Lawyers find new sources of strength to tackle today’s extraordinary pressures.

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SPILL: Good in a crisis?

  • June 03, 2020

Members share the pandemic-prompted tools and processes that have proven beneficial to their practices.

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Unafraid of Controversy: An interview with Douglas Elliott

  • June 02, 2020
  • Teddy Weinstein

In the second article in a series celebrating SOGIC’s 25th anniversary, Douglas Elliott, one of the section’s first co-chairs, talks about his part in producing lasting change in the fight for equality, from his time working on the OBA’s report on AIDS, up to the final decisive vote in Mont Tremblant that created SOGIC’s national section.