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5 Key Takeaways From LSO's Technology Task Force
Horatiu Druma-Strugariu

5 Key Takeaways From LSO’s Technology Task Force November Update Report

It’s no secret that legal services are currently undergoing rapid technological advancement, and that they have been for some time now. In the 1990s, new technologies took the form of making the law available online, and for free, with the first “LIIs” (Legal Information Institute, e.g. CanLII)1. The 2000s saw the widespread digitization of communication,

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Jobs at Alexsei
Mark Doble

Alexsei featured in the Canadian Bar Association National Magazine

Mark Doble’s goal is to transform legal research into something that lawyers use, rather than something lawyers do. He also wants them to stop reinventing the wheel. Doble is the co-founder & CEO of Alexsei, whose platform proposes to answer legal research questions. It aims to update the time-honoured process of senior lawyers assigning students

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Ken Chasse
Ken Chasse

Centralized legal research-the technology of CLR-a description

The creation of LAO LAW at Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) was my most important accomplishment as a lawyer. It is a centralized legal research support service for Ontario lawyers (attorneys) in private practice, to use for their Legal Aid cases. In Ontario, instead of LAO having its own staff of lawyers to provide the legal

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Stop doing legal research
Mark Doble

Articling students and lawyers should STOP doing legal research

As any articling student or associate will tell you, a big part of becoming a seasoned and experienced lawyer involves seemingly endless amounts of legal research: hours or days of reading, pursuing tangents that only later are obviously irrelevant, and getting stuck in “rabbit holes” and “spinning your wheels”. All this work, which is typically

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Todd G. Bissett Alexsei Strategic Advisor and Investor
Mark Doble

Todd Bissett, Miller Thomson LLP partner, joins Alexsei as Strategic Advisor and Investor!

We are pleased to announce that Todd G. Bissett, a partner at Miller Thomson LLP, has joined Alexsei as a Strategic Advisor and Investor. Todd is a widely experienced business, technology, and international transactional lawyer, licensed in California and Ontario. He previously practiced for several years in Silicon Valley and Greater China, and is a

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Asking good legal questions
Mark Doble

Asking good questions: a guide

Of all the considerations that go into building Alexsei, memo quality is of supreme importance. In fact, this is the single metric on which most of our time, energy, and resources are focused. Without high-quality answers, the other benefits of using artificial intelligence—such as reduced cost and turnaround times—are pointless. While there are many factors

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Canadian Lawyer
Mark Doble

Alexsei was recently featured in a Canadian Lawyer article entitled “AI legal research tools save money, time and judges’ enmity”, written by Tara Vasdani of Mills & Mills LLP

In an article about how A.I. is being used by lawyers, Tara Vasdani of Mills & Mills LLP discusses the impact Alexsei has had on her practice.  While I encourage you to read the full article here, below are some of the highlights: “Having personally piloted a legal research software in Toronto over the last two months called

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Supreme Court of Canada
Mark Doble

Teaching and learning: Alexsei at the Supreme Court of Canada.

As part of our commitment to learning and teaching about legal A.I., a few of the Alexsei team presented our technology and capability to a select group of lawyers and clerks at the Supreme Court of Canada. What an honour and privilege it was! Now, who’s next? As you know, technology—and in particular artificial intelligence—is already

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