Extract from Annabel Oromoni’s article “Lenczner Slaght and U of T Law Add Supreme Court Database to Data-Driven Decision Initiative”
Lenczner Slaght, in collaboration with the University of Toronto Law Faculty, is expanding its data-driven decision-making program to include a publicly available database covering over 60 years of Supreme Court of Canada decisions. This expansion aims to provide a resource for people interested in the top court, including academics, practising lawyers, law students and legal technologists.
Law Times reported that the “data-driven decisions” program was established last March and involved harnessing available data-analytics technology and products, staying ahead of the curve on innovative empirical research on litigation and developing proprietary data sets and analytics for the firm.
Paul-Erik Veel, a partner at Lenczner Slaght and lead of the program, says the firm uses the datasets to assist clients in cases and has launched the Supreme Court decision project, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court of Appeal Patent Cases project. However, the Supreme court decisions platform is not limited to clients only.