JusticeBot is a computer software tool using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide a gateway to law and jurisprudence for the public. The Cyberjustice Laboratory is developing a tool for tenants and landlords looking to terminate a lease in Québec jurisdiction. The software tool first asks the individual questions to analyze the factual situation and, based on the analyzed input, calculates which legal rules are likely to be applied. It also gives an indication of the result of previous similar cases as decided by the Régie du logement du Québec, the tribunal responsible for landlord-tenant disputes in Québec.
Improve access to Justice
The Régie du Logement handles thousands of cases annually. Many of the parties have difficulty understanding the process and outcome. The JusticeBot project aims to develop a model to compare facts gathered from a user to facts in previous cases in order to calculate a probability of outcome of the case and give this information to the user. This will give people an easy way to obtain legal information in the field of landlord-tenant disputes.
Participate in fundamental research
The methodology, skills and best-practices developed in the JusticeBot project are intended to be applicable in the future not only to landlord-tenant disputes, but also to other areas of law, thereby improving the general public access to law and justice.
Creation of a Rule Tree
The logical representation of the rules pertaining to landlord-tenant disputes, used to categorise and analyze court cases.
The manual annotation of cases of the Régie du logement, creating data to help the AI understand the cases.
Classification of the functions, legal rules and facts contained in the sentences of a written judgment by the Régie du Logement. Creation of a model of correlation between facts and the rendered decision of the Régie.
User Interface Design
Creation of a User Interface able to ask users for details about their facts in lay terms. Feed to Case Prediction AI to obtain likely outcome of case in Tribunal.
Project Lead, PhD student at Université de Montréal
Student at École du Barreau de Montréal, Québec
Head of mission, Cyberjustice Laboratory
Director, Cyberjustice Laboratory
Legal Advisor, Aide juridique
Director of IT, Cyberjustice Laboratory
Analyst Programmer, Cyberjustice Laboratory
Computer Science Department at Concordia University
Master Student, Concordia University
Mila, R&D and Technological Transfer Team
The Research Laboratory for Law, Logic and Technology, Hofstra University
Master Student, Université de Montréal
We need all kinds of talented people on our team! Drop us a line to see how you can get involved:
This content has been updated on 12/06/2018 at 14 h 50 min.