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Current Trends In Technology For The Provision of Legal Information

We live in a world where communication happens instantaneously and copious amounts of real and false information can be spread rapidly to a large number of people. Information has become so abundant that those who aren’t well-versed researchers can easily be overwhelmed and have difficulty determining what information is useful to them, as well as […]


Scarlett Chan
Scarlett Chan is a student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and a member of Pro Bono Students Canada

Technology Transforms Criminal Law

As with society in general, the practice of criminal law has changed significantly over recent decades as a result of the amazing growth and development of technologies which, until now, were only ideas and imaginings of science-fiction writers. The lawyer of 20 or 30 years ago would likely be startled to see some of the […]


Charles Davison
Charles Davison is the Senior Criminal Defence Counsel with the Somba K’e office of the Legal Services Board in Yellowknife, N.W.T.

Cyber Bullying: Bullying Through Technology

Many of today’s new technologies are designed for the sole purpose of facilitating communication between individuals. Not only do these technologies enable communication between friends and family, but a large part of their appeal is that they present the opportunity to meet new people. Among the more popular ways of meeting others online are instant […]


Melissa Luhtanen J.D.
Melissa Luhtanen J.D., is a lawyer and human rights educator at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Lisa Ellis
Lisa Ellis is a lawyer in private practice in Calgary, Alberta.

Intrusion Upon Seclusion: The Tort of Invasion of Privacy

 “A person’s computer is a highly personal storage instrument. Many cases have concluded that an extremely high level of privacy is expected regarding the contents.” One week after the Ontario Court of Justice made that observation in Pottruff v. Don Berry Holdings Inc., 2012 ONSC 311 (which involved a workplace setting), the Ontario Court of […]


Mary Beth Currie
Mary Beth Currie is a partner and co-leader of the national employment services practice with the Toronto office of Bennett Jones LLP.

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