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In light of the recent Jian Ghomeshi trial and verdict, we thought it would be timely to examine the outcomes of sexual assault civil trials. Over the years, there has been quite a lot of news coverage regarding the specifics of the criminal trial process for sexual assault cases. An article in the Toronto Star in 2014 provided detailed historical conviction statistics for sexual assault charges. Very few self-reported sexual assaults lead to prosecutions followed by
  ‘Link Round-Up’ gives you a glimpse into the articles that got the most airtime around the Loom Analytics water cooler this week. Published every Friday, article topics include access to justice, big data, legal technology, and what’s happening in the Canadian legal landscape. Author note: We’re moving the link round-up to Thursday this week because of the holiday Friday tomorrow in Ontario. Happy long weekend! The Supreme Court of Canada will have a vacancy
‘Link Round-Up’ gives you a glimpse into the articles that got the most airtime around the Loom Analytics water cooler this week. Published every Friday, article topics include access to justice, big data, legal technology, and what’s happening in the Canadian legal landscape. Last week’s link round-up included an article about the increasing gap between legal aid and what people can afford, with the average 5-day civil trial costing about $56,439. A potential solution? Legal insurance, at
  Over the last few years, in-depth explorations of the issues surrounding medical malpractice claims have been published in the  Toronto Star, National Post and Globe and Mail. All three of these news outlets have discussed the perception that it is inordinately difficult to succeed in these kinds of cases. Medical malpractice plaintiffs face several hurdles that range from the inability to find medical malpractice counsel to the lack of open dialogue from the medical system as
  ‘Link Round-Up’ gives you a glimpse into the articles that got the most airtime around the Loom Analytics water cooler this week. Published every Friday, article topics include access to justice, big data, legal technology, and what’s happening in the Canadian legal landscape. Over on FiveThirtyEight, Rob Arthur points out that we now have algorithms to predict police misconduct: “The researchers, a mixed group of graduate and undergraduate students working together at the University