Do You Want to Bribe a Snowman?

Posted on February 16, 2016

  Last Sunday, the annual Quebec Winter Carnival came to an end and the province’s best-known celebrity snowman mascot wrapped up his 62nd year on the job. The figure of Bonhomme has been associated with the Carnival since 1954, and according to the official Carnival website, 96% of Quebecers and approximately 60% of all Canadians are able to identify him. (He also has a LinkedIn profile if your professional network needs some extra star power.) But Bonhomme’s

Home Away From Home?

Posted on February 12, 2016

  Canada’s average male height may be 175.1 centimetres, but don’t be surprised if that number sees a jump in Toronto this weekend: if you’re a fan of the NBA, you’re well aware that NBA All-Star Weekend has arrived. Basketball’s best and brightest have descended upon Toronto for the festivities taking place at the home of the Raptors (and their global ambassador, Drake). Luckily for Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, who are representing the Raptors
  ‘Link Round-up’ gives you a glimpse into the articles that got the most airtime around the Loom Analytics water cooler this week. Published each Thursday, article topics include access to justice, big data, legal technology, and what’s happening in the Canadian legal landscape. Although jurors are supposed to render a verdict based only on information heard in the courtroom, it’s hard to ignore the ever-present pull of Google. On Slaw, Heather Douglas looks at

Love’s Labour’s Lost (and Won)

Posted on February 10, 2016

  It can be risky to mix business with pleasure, which is perhaps why Valentine’s Day seems to pose special challenges in the workplace. There are some obvious pitfalls, like unwise office romances or inappropriate Valentine’s gifts, but it turns out there are also plenty of other Valentine-related workplace incidents that are a little more unusual. Below are four Canadian claims that prove that the course of true love never did run smooth — at

Welcome to the Illoominate blog!

Posted on February 4, 2016

  Written by the team at Loom Analytics, ‘Illoominate’ will cover interesting Canadian legal decisions both past and present, trends in big data and analytics across various industries, and developments in access to justice. From quick posts to more substantive features, we’ll be offering commentary on the law, technology, and (of course!) legal technology. Our aim is to share events and topics that interest and excite us. We want to provoke conversations by using our