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Speech-to-text technology faces multi-voice challenge

While there is no doubt that speech recognition technology is developing at a rapid rate, the biggest hurdle it faces is recognizing and differentiating multiple voices, Neesons Court Reporting founder and president Kim Neeson tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Use of 'hired gun' expert witnesses draws blanks in Canada

The role of an expert witness in a medical malpractice suit in Canada is much different than in the United States, says Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Ford . Read more

Lightening the mood an effective way to reduce tension

Humour is an underrated tool for diffusing conflict, says humorist and author Marcel Strigberger. Read more

You've been served! MKD director tells us how

If you’re a reluctant subject or witness to any legal action, you may duck, but it’s more difficult to hide from the process server, says Toronto-area private detective Jim Downs. Read more

Job candidates want to know what sets a law firm apart

When law firms are looking to hire top talent, it can be as much a sales exercise as it is a recruitment process, Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

FOLA launches LSO bencher election website

Solicitors should consider running in the Law Society of Ontario’s upcoming bencher elections, says Michael Winward, chair of The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA). Read more

Top risk factors for potential workplace violence

Canadian employers don’t take threat assessment seriously enough, Toronto workplace violence consultant Denise Koster tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Data security for law firms part 2

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Korbitec president Alan Bass explores how the company’s marquee software product — Automated Civil Litigation — can minimize the chance of a breach . Read more

Theft of intellectual property in the workplace

By Tyler Hatch . Recent surveys suggest that half of employees admit to stealing intellectual property (IP) from their company when they are fired. Their reasons appeared to range anywhere from wanting to make their former employer look bad out of vengeance to wanting to branch out on their own and start a competing business. Read more

Bury gives legal career advice in new #thelawyercoach column

With more than 25 years of legal experience, Toronto lawyer and certified executive coach Michael Bury has seen it all — career meltdowns, narcissists, sociopaths, and lawyers who want out. Read more

Send in the Martians: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger . So the Insight spacecraft has landed on Mars. Is this huge? I’m not sure. This is the eighth spacecraft to land on the red planet but I am actually totally disappointed as there is something drastically still missing. I ask, where are the Martians? Read more

Recovery Science marks 500th case

When talking about going from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay, most people wouldn’t measure it in the same terms as Steve Tan, partner with Recovery Science Corporation (RSC). Read more

In-person networking one of the many benefits of TLA membership

The Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) reminds members of the benefits of real-world networking in a digital era, its executive director Joan Rataic-Lang tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Court reporter shortage has led to 'buyer beware' in marketplace

In order to address the shortage of skilled court reporters, Neesons Court Reporting has created its own intensive training program for new staff, says the company’s founder and president Kim Neeson. Read more

Solutions for plaintiffs key in evolving litigation finance market

While the litigation finance market has evolved as an asset class in recent years with some favouring higher stakes claims, Toronto-based litigation finance specialists BridgePoint Financial Services remain focused on providing fixed interest bridge loans to plaintiffs and helping law firms fund the growth of their practices, says co-founder and principal Stephen Pauwels. Read more