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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Electronic document delivery drags Ontario lawyers kicking and screaming into the 21st Century

As of Jan. 1, Ontario’s Canada's Rules of Civil Procedure permit the use of “electronic document exchange” or EDX services. The idea is quite simple. Law firms join a cloud-based service that acts as a conduit. A lawyer uploads a document to the service and directs it to the intended recipient. The document is then electronically served with the click of a mouse.