Kingston, ON – The Conflict Analytics Lab (the “CAL”) at Queen’s University is proud to announce the receipt of a substantial GPU allocation grant from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the “DRAC”). Valued at approximately $40,086, this grant marks a significant step forward for OpenJustice, our proprietary legal AI aimed at transforming legal practice and education. With these resources, OpenJustice is poised to evolve into a more robust legal language model, empowering legal professionals and law students with their legal research and tasks. 

About the Grant 

The grant, part of the Resources for Research Groups 2024 initiative by the DRAC, provides CAL with access to high-performance compute, storage, and cloud resources. These resources will provide CAL researchers with opportunities to explore more sophisticated training methodologies to improve OpenJustice’s performance in complex legal reasoning tasks, document generation, and document analysis required for the legal industry. The receipt of this grant marks a significant step forward in our mission to revolutionize the legal landscape with responsible AI technology. 


At the Conflict Analytics Lab, we are committed to leveraging artificial intelligence to augment legal practice and training. Trained on a comprehensive set of legal sources and proprietary datasets, OpenJustice delivers dependable information and analysis, tailored to meet the specific needs of legal professionals. 

Operating on a chat interface, OpenJustice enables legal professionals and law students to ask legal questions, prepare legal documents, and other legal tasks. Whether tackling intricate legal queries or summarizing complex case documents, OpenJustice equips legal professionals with the tools to navigate legal complexities with confidence.  

With the support of the DRAC, we’re excited to further develop OpenJustice and foster innovation within the legal sector. 

The Digital Research Alliance of Canada 

In today’s fast-paced digital world, the DRAC plays a big role in boosting Canada’s global standing in research and innovation. 

At its core, the DRAC focuses on building a strong digital research infrastructure to help researchers across different fields. This includes providing tools and support for advanced computing, data management, and research software. By promoting collaboration and funding, the DRAC helps researchers access cutting-edge tools and services, creating an environment where they can thrive and push boundaries. 

As a non-profit organization supported by the Government of Canada, the DRAC aims to make research easier to organize, manage, and use. Through partnerships and engagement, the DRAC ensures Canadian researchers have the compute resources they need to succeed. 

Looking Forward 

With this grant, the CAL is set to further develop OpenJustice into a dependable and aligned AI for the legal profession. The CAL team is excited about the possibilities this will open up for the future of legal education and practice. 

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