The presentation given by Patrick Cormier at the Education seminar for federal court judges, organized by the National Judicial Institute on October 18th, 2013 in Ottawa, is available online: Judicial Information Security 201
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You may find the final report from the committee chaired by Justice Thomas Cromwell: ACCESS TO CIVIL & FAMILY JUSTICE: A Roadmap for Change
There is a serious access to justice problem in Canada. The civil and family justice system is too complex, too slow and too expensive. It is too often incapable of producing just outcomes that are proportional to the problems brought to it or reflective of the needs of the people it is meant to serve. While there are many dedicated people trying hard to make it work and there have been many reform efforts, the system continues to lack coherent leadership, institutional structures that can design and implement change, and appropriate coordination to ensure consistent and cost effective reform. Major change is needed.
Read Patrick Cormier’s article on Slaw: Gateways to Justice: Design and Operational Guidelines for Remote Participation in Court Proceedings
If you were a participant at one of the last editions of the Canadian Forum on Court Technology, you can attend this week’s online presentations hosted in a fully virtual environment offered by AVAYA Government Solutions.
Two presentations will be made by Patrick Cormier, CEO of the CCCT-CCTJ. Each will take place twice in English, twice in French. Feel free to attend which even presentation works with your schedule. For details on the presentations, please visit the links below:
Access reports from the committee chaired by Justice Thomas Cromwell:
Report of the Court Processes Simplification Working Group | French
Report of the Access to Legal Services Working Group | French
Report of the Prevention, Triage and Referral Working Group | French
Report of the Family Justice Working Group | French
One of the opening sessions of Legal IT 7.0, today in Montréal: Patrick Cormier, CCCT’s CEO, addresses electronic signatures.
A clear definition: « A signature is a permanent mark related to an object, a document or electronic data that is:
• associated with a specific person;
• unique to the person;
• proof of an implicit or explicit intention underlying the signature. »
Caution to jurists out there: The signature’s reliability and quality ≠ legal validity of the signature
So… what is an ideal signature? « A signature presenting high levels of reliability and convenience. Achievement of an ideal signature in the electronic world is not easy. With the present state of technology, and inverse relationship exists between convenience and reliability. »
How do we choose an electronic signature solution? The following steps are suggested.
For the complete presentation, be sure to visit the Legal IT 7.0 website (documents and PowerPoint presentations available soon).