Legal bits and bytes

I’m a Toronto-based lawyer and a technology entrepreneur. I’m also the founder of two companies: My Legal Briefcase and Simply Small Claims, which are online legal websites that provides automated legal documents and

Published on: February 28th, 2013 Monica Goyal

XConnect: From lawyer to sports entrepreneur

Before Adam Epstein was the CEO of, he was a lawyer. Yes. A lawyer. In this episode of XConnect, Karim Kanji asks Adam why he made the transition from lawyer to tech

Published on: July 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Web service reveals hidden fees of buying a new home

You've finally signed the down payment cheque to buy your dream house – mission accomplished, right? Not so fast. What about lawyer's fees, land transfer taxes, propertytaxes, home insurance, monthly utilitiesand the cost

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

TitanFile offers easy way to send confidential documents

A Halifax-based startup wants to change the way lawyers and accountants share confidential documents by using a cloud-based Web service instead of a less-secure e-mail transfer.TitanFile Inc. wants to be the easiest way

Published on: June 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson offers do-it-yourself legal documents

Making sense of legal contracts can be difficult, but one Vancouver-based company has just launched a new Web site,, aimed at helping users create customized legal agreements online.The site went live just

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Briony Smith

Canadian “conflict management” institute could prevent costly litigation

It might sound strange that a commercial lawyer wants companies to spend less on legal fees – but that’s exactly what Paul LaBarge hopes to accomplish by starting the Canadian Institute for Conflict

Published on: February 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Software tool helps Canadian family lawyers work more effectively

Mark Harris was waiting for his wife to finish up work one day in her family law office as she furiously punched numbers into her adding machine and the narrow paper feed was

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Web 2.0 tool helps close mortgage deals faster

The final actions of closing a mortgage transaction require lawyers and lenders to swap documents back and forth, trading signatures on everything from exact interest rates down to whether the owner is responsible

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson