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Book Review: Litigating Artificial Intelligence

Litigating Artificial Intelligence
Authors: Jesse Beatson, Gerald Chan, Jill Presser
Page count: 368 pages
Publication Date: May 2020
Price: $149 (print) and $99 (e-book)
ISBN 978-1-77255-764-0

In 1962, the renowned science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke wrote that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. As technology progresses with each passing year, more of it may come to feel magical. Yet when that technology has the capacity to impact individuals’ legal rights, it becomes necessary for lawyers to learn the magician’s tricks.

One of the brave new frontiers facing lawyers and judges today is artificial intelligence. AI is deployed . . . [more]

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Book Review: Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law.

Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life. By Colleen Sheppard. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2021. 222 p. Includes table of contents, bibliographic references, and index. ISBN 9781552215371 (softcover) $39.95; ISBN 9781552215388 (PDF) $39.95.

Reviewed by Julia Forward
Lawyer
Guelph, ON

Discrimination Stories: Exclusion, Law, and Everyday Life by Colleen Sheppard provides . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Rainsberry on Online Dispute Resolution

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Online Dispute Resolution: Filling the Void Left by Lawyers’ Monopoly on Legal Services and Compelling a Regulatory Reckoning in the Conflict Marketplace

2022 CanLIIDocs 1480

David Rainsberry is counsel at LAWPRO. David completed his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in June 2021 and now manages a complex portfolio of malpractice claims in . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Parker on Environmental Inequality Under S.15 of the Charter

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Not in Anyone’s Backyard: Exploring Environmental Inequality under Section 15 of the Charter and Flexibility after Fraser v Canada

2022 27 Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform 19, 2022 CanLIIDocs 952

Larissa Parker is a recent graduate of the McGill Faculty of Law and the 2021 recipient of the David . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Lussier & Stechly on Decolonizing the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

“Other Materials”—Traitorous Love and Decolonizing the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation
(2022) 53:2 Ottawa Law Review 302, 2022 CanLIIDocs 1622

Dr. Danielle Lussier (@daniellelussier) is a Métis mother, beadwork artist, and lawyer from Treaty 1 and the Homeland of the Métis Nation. She currently serves as Associate Vice-Principal Indigenous . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Modern Criminal Evidence

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Modern Criminal Evidence

General Editors: Brian H. Greenspan and Justice Vincenzo Rondinelli
Authors: Matthew Gourlay, Brock Jones, Justice Renee Pomerance, Glen Crisp, Jill D. Makepeace
Foreword: Justice David H. Doherty
ISBN: 978-1-77255-642-1
Publisher: Emond Publishing
Page Count: 792
Publication Date: August 2021
Regular Price: $295 (print), $271 E-book

Excerpt: from Chapter 2: . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Legal Data and Information in Practice

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Legal Data and Information in Practice: How Data and the Law Interact

Author: Sarah Sutherland
ISBN: 9780367649883
Publisher: Routledge
Page Count: 170
Publication Date: January 2022
Regular Price: $52 (softcover)

Excerpt: Chapter 6: Issues with using legal data, sections 6.1-6.7

6.1 Introduction

The increased use of data in the legal system has . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: No Legal Way Out–R v Ryan, Domestic Abuse, and the Defence of Duress

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No Legal Way Out: R v Ryan, Domestic Abuse, and the Defence of Duress

Author: Nadia Verrelli and Lori Chambers
ISBN: 9780774838092
Publisher: UBC Press
Series: Landmark Cases in Canadian Law
Page Count: 208
Publication Date: August 2021
Regular Price: $27.95 (paperback) | Series subscriber price: $22.00

Excerpt: From the Introduction. . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Constitutional Pariah–Reference Re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament

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Constitutional Pariah: Reference re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament

Author: Emmett Macfarlane
ISBN: 9780774866224
Publisher: UBC Press
Series: Landmark Cases in Canadian Law
Page Count: 198
Publication Date: April 2021
Regular Price: $27.95 (paperback) | Series subscriber price: $22.00

Excerpt: From Chapter 1 [Footnotes omitted. They can be found in . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Litigating Artificial Intelligence

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Litigating Artificial Intelligence

Authors: Jill Presser, Jesse Beatson, Gerald Chan
ISBN: 978-1-77255-764-0
Publisher: Emond Publishing
Page Count: 368
Publication Date: May 2021
Regular Price: $149 (softcover)

Excerpt: Chapter 17: Coda–Litigating in An Era of Thinking Software [Footnotes omitted]

Artificial intelligence (AI) has migrated from our imaginations into government departments, courtrooms, consumer products, . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Guthrie’s Guide to Better Legal Writing, 2/e

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Guthrie’s Guide to Better Legal Writing, 2/e

Author: Neil Guthrie
ISBN: 9781552215692
Publisher: Irwin Law Inc.
Page Count: 300 pages
Publication Date: April 9, 2021
Regular Price: $60

Excerpt: 159–62 and 255–60 [cross-references and citations omitted]

TERMS FOR LAWYERS

Counsel

Counsel is an ancient term for one’s legal advisers as a body . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Temporary Entry Into the Canadian Labour Market

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Temporary Entry into the Canadian Labour Market

Series: Immigration Law Series
Authors: Stephen Green, Alexandra Cole, Cristina Guida and Peter Salerno
General Editors: Chantal Desloges & Cathryn Sawicki
ISBN: 978-1-77462-011-3
Publisher: Emond Publishing
Page Count: 462
Publication Date: February 2021
Regular Price: $99

Excerpt: Chapter 5 “Authorization to Work Without a Work . . . [more]

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