Lisa Cumming

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Seven must-read articles on how artificial intelligence is shaking up the legal practice

November 14, 2018 | Lisa Cumming
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Downtown Legal Services and Blue J Legal: working towards a more equitable and accessible legal system

November 14, 2018 | Lisa Cumming
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One of Canada's Leading Tax Lawyers Shares His Thoughts on Applying AI to the Law

August 29, 2018 | Lisa Cumming

David Chodikoff, a tax litigation lawyer at Miller Thomson, spoke with Blue J Legal about how innovation in the practice of law, such as adopting new technologies like Blue J Legal’s Tax Foresight, is key to staying ahead of the curve.

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The Path to the Legal Singularity

August 24, 2018 | Lisa Cumming

This is Part One of a new series based on the TEDx talk, Transcending Books: What’s Next For Law and Society, given by Blue J Legal's CEO, Benjamin Alarie. 

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Report Reveals Lawyers Are Missing Out on Billable Hours. Here’s How Technology Can Help.

August 2, 2018 | Lisa Cumming

A report looking closely at the legal industry found that legal professionals, on average, are missing out on about six hours of billable time every day.

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How AI is helping, not replacing, professionals

July 20, 2018 | Lisa Cumming

This week’s blog post centres on a question in BJL’s FAQ section:

Q: Why would a client pay me to use this system when they could pay for access themselves and get their own answers?

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Top 4 Takeaways from Altman Weil’s Annual Survey

July 10, 2018 | Lisa Cumming

Altman Weil, Inc. has released their Law Firms in Transition survey for 2018, and it offers a number of insights about why law firms have been slow to incorporate new technology into their practices.

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After VisiCalc revolutionized accounting in the 70s, AI is the next big breakthrough

June 22, 2018 | Lisa Cumming

40 years ago, a $99 piece of software transformed the accounting profession. VisiCalc, developed by Harvard business student Dan Bricklin, was the first affordable and interactive electronic spreadsheet.

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How AI is helping small and medium-sized law firms stay ahead of the curve

June 15, 2018 | Lisa Cumming

According to the Federation of Law Societies Canada, in 2016, there were 8,360 small and medium-sized law firms in Canada.

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