Steering Committee on Justice Efficiencies and Access to the Justice System

On Monday, October 28, 2019, the Cyberjustice Laboratory had the honor of hosting the Steering Committee on Efficiency and Access to Justice, composed of six Deputy Ministers of Federal and Provincial Justice, three Council representatives Canadian Judicial Council, three representatives of the Canadian Council of Chief Judges, a representative of the Canadian Bar Association, a representative of the Barreau du Québec, a representative of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defense Lawyers and two representatives of the police community.

The role of the committee is to examine issues related to criminal justice effectiveness and access that are systemic and national in scope and can significantly affect the justice system.

During the visit of the committee, Prof. Karim Benyekhlef, Director of the Laboratory, presented the Laboratory's work, history, research infrastructure and various research projects, including the ACT  and the JusticeBot projects.

The team then presented various software developed within the Laboratory:

PARLe, the online dispute resolution platform used in Canada and France, particularly in the context of consumer and condominium disputes.

ISA, our courtroom management interface (camera, microphone, display, sound, annotation, court file, etc.) that allows remote participation of legal actors and the sharing of information in real time.

The Virtual Court, a modular platform for modeling most of the key functions of a criminal, civil or administrative justice chain.

Committee members have shown some interest in the technologies developed at the Laboratory. This meeting was an opportunity for them to ask various questions, including the compatibility of existing systems and databases in the courts with the Virtual Court or ISA. 

About the Cyberjustice Laboratory

Created in 2010, the Cyberjustice Laboratory is a space for reflection, research and creation that studies the impact of technologies on judicial systems. Through a multidisciplinary and inter-university effort, the Laboratory offers a renewed look, both socio-legal and technological, on the challenges of modern justice by developing advanced expertise and adapted software solutions.

A specialist in online conflict resolution and modernization of justice through digitalization, networking and the use of artificial intelligence, the Cyberjustice Laboratory develops platforms, software and chatbots that facilitate the everyday life of litigants and professionals of the world of law and justice.

This content has been updated on 29 October 2019 at 12 h 16 min.