What Can Technology Do to Better Use Civil Justice Dollars? (1:16:16)

1:30 – 3 pm  What Can Technology Do to Better Use Civil Justice Dollars?

We need to reorient our justice system towards public-focussed design with the leverage of technology to tear down time, cost, and other access barriers. The court-wide mega-project technology overhaul of courts is dead. So what is the alternative? This session will offer ideas for incremental change that risks failure and demonstrates successes; that engages stakeholders and promotes an environment in which transformation is welcomed. This session will also present the Civil Resolution Tribunal in British Columbia, as well as the Cyberjustice Laboratory of the Faculty of Law at the Université de Montréal, two initiatives based on the use of technology for better access to justice.


  • Mr. Xavier Beauchamp-Tremblay, CEO, CanLii


  • The Honourable Justice Frances P. Kiteley, Ontario Superior Court, Toronto
  • Professor Karim Benyekhlef, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal; Director of the Cyberjustice Laboratory
  • Ms. Shannon Salter, Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal of British Columbia