A directive from one of Canada’s provincial courts on the use of artificial intelligence in court submissions is the first but likely not the last for lawyers in Canada, says the president of a prominent litigators association.

“There are likely to be additional directives” from other courts, said Dominique Hussey, president of the Advocates Society and managing partner of the Toronto office of law firm Bennett Jones. “It is going to be very important for the courts, the regulators, the legal profession and advocates to consider the implications of the use of AI in the justice system.”