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Why Do We Regulate Lawyers?

This is my first legal ethics column for Slaw. I am delighted and honoured to be taking the place of my former colleague, mentor, and all-around legal ethics and regulation rock star, Malcolm Mercer, who recently assumed the role of Chair of Ontario’s Law Society Tribunal. In the coming months and beyond, I look forward to using this space to consider rules of professional conduct and discipline; governance issues in lawyer regulation; legal education and training; and the future of legal servic...
Tags: Law, Society, Alberta, Legal Ethics, Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Law Society, Malcolm, Gillian Hadfield, Alice Woolley, Malcolm Mercer, Lisa Trabucco, Ontario The Society, Michael J Trebilcock, Professional Organization Committee Ministry


The 10 Most Popular LawNext Podcasts of 2019

In my LawNext podcast, I have conversations with the “innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in law.” Here are the 10 episodes that were most popular during 2019. Note: This reflects unique downloads during 2019. It is not the most popular of all time. That honor goes to my 2018 interview with Avvo founder Mark Britton. 1. Episode 29: Baker McKenzie’s Jae Um and Casey Flaherty on BigLaw Innovation 2. Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation ...
Tags: Apple, Law, Uncategorized, Cisco, Avvo, Andrew Klein, Baker McKenzie, Bob Ambrogi, Casey Flaherty, Mark Britton, Gillian Hadfield, Jack Newton, Mark Chandler, Augie Rakow, LawNext, Reynen Court


The 10 Most Popular LawNext Podcasts of 2019

In my LawNext podcast, I have conversations with the “innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in law.” Here are the 10 episodes that were most popular during 2019. Note: This reflects unique downloads during 2019. It is not the most popular of all time. That honor goes to my 2018 interview with Avvo founder Mark Britton. 1. Episode 29: Baker McKenzie’s Jae Um and Casey Flaherty on BigLaw Innovation 2. Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation ...
Tags: Apple, Law, Uncategorized, Cisco, Avvo, Andrew Klein, Baker McKenzie, Casey Flaherty, Mark Britton, Gillian Hadfield, Jack Newton, Mark Chandler, Augie Rakow, LawNext, Reynen Court, Emily Foges


LawNext Episode 40: Gillian Hadfield on Redesigning Our Legal Systems

A lawyer, economist and scholar, Gillian K. Hadfield has devoted much of her career to studying how legal systems can be improved to ensure they meet the needs of the people they are meant to serve. In her book, Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy, she argues that the complexity of today’s global, digital economy has pushed law to its limits, making it too expensive, too complicated, and too far out of touch with our needs. In th...
Tags: Law, Toronto, World Economic Forum, Hadfield, Utah Supreme Court, Stanford Law School, Bob Ambrogi, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Gillian Hadfield, University of California Berkeley She, LawNext, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Gillian K Hadfield, Stanford University Hadfield, Center for Human Compatible AI


LawNext Episode 40: Gillian Hadfield on Redesigning Our Legal Systems

A lawyer, economist and scholar, Gillian K. Hadfield has devoted much of her career to studying how legal systems can be improved to ensure they meet the needs of the people they are meant to serve. In her book, Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy, she argues that the complexity of today’s global, digital economy has pushed law to its limits, making it too expensive, too complicated, and too far out of touch with our needs. In th...
Tags: Law, Toronto, World Economic Forum, Hadfield, Utah Supreme Court, Stanford Law School, Bob Ambrogi, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Gillian Hadfield, University of California Berkeley She, LawNext, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Gillian K Hadfield, Stanford University Hadfield, Center for Human Compatible AI


Are the Big Four Accounting Firms Poised to Dominate Law?

In Tomorrow’s Lawyers, Richard Susskind predicts that the Big Four Accounting Firms would overtake law firms in the years to come. Susskind explains that the accounting firms were forced to deal with disruption earlier than law firms. In the course of adapting to the disruption, the large accounting firms became more streamlined and became more creative in packaging services. As a result, Susskind predicts that the accounting firms would first begin to dominate law firms by eating into more rout...
Tags: Technology, Law, Thomson Reuters, Richard Susskind, Hadfield, Ernst Young, Mulgrew, Susskind, Ian Mulgrew, Gillian Hadfield, Competition From Accounting Firms, Four Accounting firms, Vancouver Sun Ian Mulgrew


Why Allowing Alternative Business Structures Could Help Articling Students

Recently the Toronto Star published an article on abusive workplaces for articling students. Although the broad range of abuse was not covered, it has been noted before by Dean Adam Dodek that the abuse ranges from unpaid or underpaid work, termination without cause, harassment, and the absence of proper supervision or feedback. In response, Dean Dodek called on the Law Societies to investigate the abuse of articling students. He suggested that qualitative and quantitative research be done. I wo...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Toronto Star, Hadfield, Adam Dodek, Dodek, Practice Of Law, Gillian Hadfield, Articling, Abusive Articling Workplaces, Alternative Business S, Ethics of Articling


Safe AI Requires Cultural Intelligence

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report written by Gillian Hadfield via TechCrunch. Hadfield is a professor of law and strategic management at the the University of Toronto; a faculty affiliate at the Vector Institute for AI; and a senior policy advisor at OpenAI. From the report: Building machines that can perform any cognitive task means figuring out how to build AI that can not only learn about things like the biology of tomatoes but also about our highly variable and changing sys...
Tags: Tech, University of Toronto, Hadfield, Gillian Hadfield, Vector Institute for AI


Safe artificial intelligence requires cultural intelligence

Gillian Hadfield Contributor Share on Twitter Gillian Hadfield is the author of Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy and a professor of law and strategic management at the University of Toronto; a faculty affiliate at the Vector Institute for AI; and a senior policy advisor at OpenAI. More posts by this contributor Safe artificial intelligence requires...
Tags: TC, Column, Technology, Future, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Culture, Cybernetics, Agi, Journalist, University of Toronto, Kington, Transhumanism, Gillian Hadfield, Life 3.0, Vector Institute for AI


To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

Gillian Hadfield Contributor Gillian Hadfield is the author of Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy and a professor of law and economics at the University of Southern California. More posts by this contributor To control AI, we need to understand more about humans If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearanc...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Privacy, US, Social Media, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Computing


Law is too important to be left to the lawyers

Law is too important to be left to the lawyers. This from Richard Granat, a true champion when it comes to harnessing innovation and technology to improve American’s access to legal services. Granat shared this in a Facebook comment in reference to society’s leaving it to lawyers and lawyer controlled bar associations to decide how legal services are delivered in this country. By and large, it’s bar associations that decide what innovation and legal technology gets used in the delivery of legal...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Chicago, American Bar Association, Kevin O Keefe, National Law Journal, Granat, Access to legal services, Gillian Hadfield, Mary Juetten, USC Law School, Richard Granat, American Bar Association s Law Technology Today, Juetten, Robert Ambrogi LexBlog, Granat Law


Who would you have review your NDAs: A machine (AI) or a human?

Screen capture from Artificial Lawyer, Feb. 26, 2018. An article in Artificial Lawyer reports that a challenge that pitted 20 highly qualified lawyers against a LawGeex artificial intelligence algorithm to identify risks in non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) resulted in a 94% accuracy rate for the AI vs. 86% for the humans. The article explains that “The study asked each lawyer to annotate five [never seen before] NDAs according to a set of Clause Definitions. Each lawyer was given four hours to ...
Tags: Law Firm Technology, University Of Southern California, Gillian Hadfield, Lawgeex, Non-disclosure Agreements, NDAs, Artificial Lawyer


Access to Justice Alarm

I want to raise an SDG 16.3 alarm and appeal for Canada to lead. Let me explain. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the 2030 development agenda of the world, adopted by the UN’s heads of state and government in September 2015. All efforts on development are coalescing around these goals. Goal 16 is to promote “peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development”, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels...
Tags: Europe, Law, Africa, Davos, Canada, Middle East, International criminal court, Un, Practice Of Law, SDG, Gillian Hadfield, World Justice Project, Namati, Ab Currie


Justice Innovation Lessons of 2017

What did 2017 bring? Lots of hard work, but was the dial on justice innovation moved? Let me briefly beat my drum again why I we must ask this question every year; ministers of justice, chief justices, MPs, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, justice NGOs, tax payers, voters, and revolutionaries. The past few months, the organisation I run, HiiL, put all the data that it has collected on justice needs and experiences the past four years together. Almost 70.000 voices. Twelve countries. Africa, the Ara...
Tags: Europe, Law, Africa, US, Canada, Switzerland, Lebanon, Financial Times, Usc, Helsinki, Dan Ryan, Peace Palace, Institute for Economics and Peace, Practice Of Law, UK Japan, Gillian Hadfield


Reinventing Competence

What do lawyers need to be competent for the practice of law today, and even more, for tomorrow? The critical importance of at least a foundational knowledge of the law, and the ability to conduct appropriate research to find the answers to what one doesn’t yet know, is generally acknowledged. As well, lawyers should be capable advocates, creative problem-solvers and effective counsellors. Also important are communication skills, facility with relevant technologies and business acumen. The list ...
Tags: Law, Canada, Sheryl Sandberg, Education & Training, Competence, Supreme Court of Canada, Hadfield, Bryan Stevenson, Legal Education, Education & Training: CLE/PD, Education & Training: Law Schools, Gillian Hadfield, Complex Global Economy, Andrew Aruda


Hadfield: Law Schools Are Letting Down Their Students And Society — A 3-Point Plan To Fix Legal Education

Quartz: Law Schools Are Letting Down Their Students and Society—Here Are Three Steps They Can Take to Fix Things, by Gillian Hadfield (USC): Law schools in the US today have become depressingly single-purpose: training members of a closed profession and failing to equip them to tackle the full breadth of... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, US, Society, Hadfield, Paul Caron, Legal Education, Gillian Hadfield


Redesign

Not only do we need to redesign justice systems, we also need to re-design our justice system design systems. Why? Many users of most justice systems are not getting what they could. Moreover, technology and science are changing societies at such speeds that our current factories for making the rules and mechanisms that get justice to citizens can’t keep up. Doing this is tough. It gets in the way of a lot of vested interests, engrained beliefs, lauded legal concepts, and embedded cultures. If w...
Tags: Law, Uganda, Dutch Parliament, Practice Of Law, Gillian Hadfield, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, DRC South Sudan Somalia Afghanistan, Shannon Salter, Darin Thomson, McGill Journal


The Cost of Justice (Research)

At the end of Rules for a Flat World[1], Gillian Hadfield offers five steps to improve how legal systems operate. In this post, I want to elaborate a little on the fourth of her recommendations: catalyze and fund research. Hadfield describes the state of knowledge about legal infrastructure as “abysmal”. She notes the lack of data about how legal systems work and about who has access to them. She exhorts governments to collect more data about legal institutions and make this data available to re...
Tags: Law, Canada, Council, CBA, Hadfield, SSHRC, Justice Issues, Gillian Hadfield, Justice Research, Reaching Equal Justice, Andrew Pilliar


Sun And Chatbots @ CodeX FutureLaw

Columnist Monica Bay on her favorite conference of the year: CodeX FutureLaw 2017, at Stanford Law.
Tags: Technology, Law, Stanford, Analytics, Data Analytics, Joshua Browder, Josh Becker, Stanford Law School, James Sandman, Michael Lucas, Monica Bay, Codex, Chatbots, Conferences / Symposia, The Circuit, Daniel Katz


Will Trump Make Legal Infrastructure Great Again?

Paul Lippe (ABA Legal Rebels), Will Trump Make Legal Infrastructure ‘Great Again’? (reviewing Gillian Hadfield (USC), Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2016)): President Donald Trump says he wants to ‘make America great again,”... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, Donald Trump, Aba, Usc, Paul Caron, Legal Education, Paul Lippe, Gillian Hadfield, Complex Global Economy Oxford University Press


Disrupting consumer bankruptcy law practice

     Imagine a conversation with Siri (or other digital assistant), circa 2040, that begins as follows:         Mariana: Siri. I am wondering whether I should file bankruptcy. What do you think? Siri: Have you considered meeting with a consumer bankruptcy lawyer to discuss that? Mariana: I've already contacted a few, but all of them charge more than I can afford. Siri: I understand. I've talked with many other people who say the same thing, and many people file bankruptcy without consulting a la...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Finance, Siri, Paypal, United States, Ibm, Watson, Richard, Facetime, Ross, Harvard Law School, Daniel Susskind, Mariana, Lex Machina, Stanford Law School


Everybody Wants to Rule the World

I’m looking forward to reading Gillian Hadfield’s new book, “Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy,” which was released at the beginning of this month. As reported in a recent article in The Lawyers Weekly, Hadfield has been exploring the relationship between law and technology and how it impacts access to justice. At a conference on civil justice and economics sponsored by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIA...
Tags: Law, Mit, Legal Technology, Hadfield, Daedalus, Schmitz, Lawyers Weekly, University of Southern California Gould School, Practice Of Law, Practice of Law: Future of Practice, Law Society of Upper Canada, Access to justice, Gillian Hadfield, Deborah Rhode


Divorced From Reality

Gillian Hadfield just came out with a fabulous book: Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy. In it, she argues that the design machine we have for making rules that work for people in the world of today is broken. What it produces is of inferior quality: often out-dated, too complex, and it does not always solve the problem. No wonder: the fast-moving, internationalized world of today with its technological developments and daily outpo...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Colombia, Netherlands, TomTom, Jefferson, Hadfield, Dutch Parliament, Montesquieu, Practice Of Law, Gillian Hadfield


A Talk With the Prime Minister

One of my highlights at Davos this year was a closed meeting with the newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. We were with a small group of international civil society organisations from the field of human rights, rule of law and peace. The meeting was held under the Chatham House rule so I will not disclose what others or the PM said. Nothing in that rule however prevents me from telling you what I contributed. Each time I am at Davos I marvel about how many great ideas for solvin...
Tags: Justice, Davos, Canada, Fintech, Blockchain, Justin Trudeau, Chatham House, CIDA, Overseas Development Institute, Practice Of Law, Equal Justice Initiative, SDG, HiiL Innovating Justice, Gillian Hadfield