Black Entrepreneurship in Legal Tech
The legal tech sector is not known for its diversity; the LIZ examines some of the barriers to entry for Black and other POC entrepreneurs.
Inclusivity in the Workplace: Pride Month 2020
At the Legal Innovation Zone, our commitment to the LGBTQ2+ community remains unwavering; this year, as the LIZ team sat to discuss Pride, the need for continuous improvement was the general consensus.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020
Since its inception in 2009, the third Thursday of May has been celebrated as Global Accessibility Awareness Day; which advocates for digital inclusion and promote accessibility. With approximately one billion people living with an impairment, the tech sector can no longer afford to discount the needs of those with disabilities.
Legal Innovation Zone – Celebrating 5 Years
Five years ago we launched LIZ, the world’s first business incubator dedicated to legal tech at Ryerson University. As we take a moment to reflect, while social distancing in the middle of a global pandemic, we can be both pleased at how far we have come, and yet determined to move even further and faster.
Legal Tech Startups Making Legal Solutions Accessible During COVID-19
LIZ startups are sharing resources, information, and access to their products and services to support consumers of legal services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Remain Innovative Through COVID-19
While governments and international health organizations encourage people to work from home, law firms and legal professionals can take advantage of technology to support their clients and staff.
An Introduction to 21st Century Law for Ryerson Students
Our featured speakers discussed various points and answered students’ questions on access to justice and pushing for innovative action in law based on their experiences.
Legal Tech Leaders Share Insights at Fireside Conference’s Legal Innovation Summit
LIZ entrepreneurs and staff joined the retreat and shared their thoughts on the future of the legal profession.
Experts Share Their Thoughts on 21st Century Law
Readiness for change requires legal professionals to develop the complementary skills that are needed for success in the 21st century. Read what our experts have to say.
A Conversation with Andrew Arruda
How can we lead change in the legal industry? The Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University hosted a chat with legal tech expert Andrew Arruda to discuss this topic.
Legal Innovation Bootcamp – Student Takeaways
Through the Legal Innovation Bootcamp, Ryerson students from many disciplines learn about the field and discover how disruptive technologies are changing the legal industry. For an insider’s view, we asked bootcamp participants to share their experience and takeaways. Our students agreed on one thing: the bootcamp is a unique opportunity, not to be missed!
International Women’s Day Special Series (04)
During the past four weeks we’ve enjoyed getting to know our female founders: what motivates them, the challenges they face in a male dominated industry, and their advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and women in legal tech. This week we conclude the series with an interview with Faiza Malik and Nargiz Mammadova.
International Women’s Day Special Series (03)
How is artificial intelligence improving due diligence? Can record-keeping technologies empower sexual abuse survivors to access justice? To answer these questions we have interviewed Laura van Wyngaarden and Lucrezia Spagnolo.
International Women’s Day Special Series (02)
When it comes to the tech industry, the lack of female mentors and role models is one of the big barriers that women continue to face. To help amplify the voices of women in this field, our current blog series brings you stories and inspiration from impactful female changemakers in tech.
International Women’s Day Special Series (01)
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are excited to launch a special blog series, featuring our female founders: women whose innovation and leadership in legal technology has inspired people around the world.
Your startup’s moving to Canada? What to know
We go in depth and discuss what five things new immigrants and entrepreneurs to Canada should know before arriving in Canada.
New School Year = New Productivity Tools
We know owning and using the latest technology is a normal part of the school year. Computers are replacing the once common pen and paper style note-taking, making laptops the most popular partner to bring to class. Because of this, the LIZ decided to round up the best apps and web platforms to make students more productive.
Ask an Entrepreneur (02)
It’s time for another round of “Ask an Entrepreneur,” where we receive questions from our Legal Innovation Zone community members and an entrepreneur in our space answers the question. GetQuorum co-founder JJ Hiew answers this week’s question.
Social media – it’s for lawyers too!
Social media is a real thing and it’s here to stay. Advice from Evichat co-founder Puneet Tiwari on social media for lawyers.
5 Things We Learned at Techweek 2017
A lot of valuable lessons were taught at Techweek, but from our experience, here are five things the LIZ took away.
Ask an Entrepreneur (01)
Our “Ask An Entrepreneur” blog series is when we receive questions from our Legal Innovation Zone community members and an entrepreneur in our space answers the question. Rajah Lehal kicks us off!
Legal Innovation Bootcamp Recap
Written by Thijiba Sinnathamby.
The LIZ and the LPP successfully launched its inaugural Legal Innovation Bootcamp last week with workshops led by experts in the field of lean methodology, coding, data analytics and design thinking.
Canada Turns 150
Oh Canada – the land of maple syrup, hockey, bacon, Tragically Hip…and over 1 million small businesses. Tech is thriving, and in Canada’s 150th year, more and more people are moving here for school, jobs, or building out their companies.
It’s Pride Month
To recognize Pride, here are stories from LIZ community members that are making influential strides in the LGBTQ+ community.
We Turned 2!
The Legal Innovation Zone is proud to have celebrated our second birthday party on Thursday, May 4 with some of our closest friends in the startup and legal community.