Artificial Intelligence and the Justice System

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

12:00PM - 1:30PM


Lunch will be provided


The Law Commission of Ontario’s Nye Thomas and Ryan Fritsch will discuss the impact of algorithms, automated decision-making and artificial intelligence on human rights, due process and access to justice.  They will summarize the LCO’s research and consultations on these issues and discuss the extraordinary growth of this technology in the Canadian justice system and internationally.


Aneurin (Nye) Thomas
Executive Director
Law Commission of Ontario

Nye has more than 20 years experience leading sophisticated, multidisciplinary projects in Ontario’s justice sector.  As ED of the Law Commission, Nye is responsible for producing independent and evidence-based analysis and recommendations on complex law reform issues.  Nye is currently leading LCO projects on Internet defamation, legal rights in the last stages of life, class actions, and law reform and technology issues.  Prior to this, Nye was Director General, Policy at Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) where he was responsible for policy development, consultations, and system planning at one of the world’s largest legal aid plans.  Nye’s work at LAO included leading the most significant expansion of legal aid services in more than 20 years.  Nye has also been Policy Director on major provincial inquiries, including the Ipperwash Inquiry.  Nye studied at the University of Toronto (BA), Queen’s University (LLB), and New York University (LLM).



Ryan Fritsch
Law Commission of Ontario

Ryan previously served as policy counsel leading Legal Aid Ontario’s province-wide Mental Health Strategy, and as legal counsel to Ontario’s Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office. He is former co-chair of the Police Record Check Coalition, a sessional lecturer in mental health law at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, and has served on many community and institutional advisory boards related to disability and mental health.





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Faculty of Law, Farmer Conference Room
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