Cyberjustice Laboratory

Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
What the facility does

The laboratory is the leading international research initiative on technological innovation in the justice system.

Areas of expertise

The purpose of the laboratory is to improve access to justice through the creation of a justice stakeholder network and through the development of new information and communication technologies for judicial and extra-judicial dispute resolution tools.

Ultimately, our work is aimed at optimizing the traditional justice process in order to make it more efficient, reduce costs and lead times, and simplify the way the system works.

Our international working team brings together more than 20 universities and research centers, comprising 45 researchers and 42 private-public partners. This large team can count on our one-of-a-kind research infrastructure. The latter consists of a state-of-the-art courtroom for trials and simulations, a computer lab, an audiovisual control room with a server room to develop software modules and a second mobile courtroom, housed at McGill University.

Our activities allow us to create a major network including most of the key stakeholders in the justice system (departments of justice, courts, bar associations, professional orders, etc.).

Research services
  • Software design and development
  • Evaluation
  • Networking
  • Modelling
  • Preparation of reports and analytical studies
  • Prototyping
  • Legal research
  • Analytical services
Sectors of application
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Management and business related services
  • Policy and governance
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)
  • Utilities
Specialized labEquipmentFunction
Main courtroom – Université de Montréal

Touchscreen displays

High-definition cameras

Document camera

Fixed and mobile microphones


High-technology courtroom for simulations aimed at testing the software developed by the laboratory
Satellite courtroom – McGill University

Touchscreen displays

High-definition cameras

Fixed and mobile microphones


Same functions as the main courtroom, used for remote trials and online arbitration
Portable courtroom






Secure Internet connection

Used to study frequency of videoconference use and remote sharing of information
Audiovisual control room for the main courtroom – Université de Montréal


Audio/video console

Controls all components in the courtroom and records tests
Computer laboratory – Université de Montréal


Server room

Used to develop software modules for the legal community
Logistics hub

Electronic registry

PARLe (online dispute-settlement assistance software)

Interface for the courtrooms

All software databases, grouping together a series of software development functions
  • Ministère de la Justice du Québec
  • Office de la protection du consommateur (OPC)
  • Tribunal administratif du Québec
  • CAO (Condominium Authority of Ontario)
  • Ministère de la Justice du Canada
  • Conseil de la magistrature du Québec
  • Service administratif des tribunaux judiciaires
  • Civil Resolution Tribunal
  • Société québécoise d’information juridique (SOQUIJ)
  • Cour du Québec
  • Éducaloi
  • Forum canadien sur la justice civile
  • Option consommateurs
  • Association Canadienne des organismes d’éducation et d’information juridiques (PLEAC)
  • Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario (CLEO)
  • Institut des hautes études sur la Justice
  • DSL s.e.n.c.r.l./LLP
  • Canadian Lender Solutions Ltd.
  • Anderson Sinclair PC
  • BCF avocats d’affaires
  • Barreau du Québec
  • Microsoft         
  • Notarius
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Savoir-faire Linux
  • Lexum
  • Irosoft
  • Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
  • Université de Montréal
  • McGill University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Laboratoire de cyberjustice
  • Accès au droit et à la justice (ADAJ)
  • Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP)
  • Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO)
  • Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Chaire Lexum en information juridique
  • Centre de recherche en droit, technologie et société
  • Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT)
  • Serene.risc (Smart cybersecurity network)
  • William and Mary Law School
  • Centre Perelman de philosophie du droit
  • Western University Canada
A Prestigious Prize for Canada's First Fully Online Electronic Tribunal…
Press release | The PARLe platform receives the IAPQ Public Administration Award of Excellence (2018)…-
The JusticeBot presentation was a great success

First ACT meeting

June 19-20, 2018

An overview of the ACT project by Professor Karim Benyekhlef

October 11, 2018

First edition of the Expert Matinees

October 10, 2018

PARLe platform is featured on Radio-Canada’s popular consumer information program, La Facture

October 2, 2018

The Laboratory will host the 17th edition of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL)

June 17-21, 2019

Launch of the most important international research project on Artificial Intelligence and Justice  

June 13, 2018