Can AI be harnessed to aid lawyer development?

Mentoring relationships are important for the professional development of lawyers, but they are often not prioritized in today’s fast-paced legal profession. Generative artificial intelligence can transform mentoring relationships for lawyers and professionals across various industries. Generative AI can provide personalized learning experiences tailored to the needs of each mentee, based on their background, skills, and…

Recommendations made following Canadian study into well-being of the legal profession

The original report showed the Canadian legal profession had significantly high levels of psychological distress and depressive thoughts. These came from a number of different causes, including violence and incivility in the workplace as well as organisational risk factors such as emotional demands of the job, lack of resources, job insecurity, compassion fatigue and workload….

New lawyers in Alberta to be automatically enrolled in mentoring programme

Following the approval of 2020 recommendations by the Alberta Benchers, focused on enhancing lawyer competence in the province; the Law Society has implemented a new programme whereby newly qualified lawyers will automatically be registered for mentorship. The programme has arisen from the fact that one of the recommendations in the report was to encourage all…

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