The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a co-working space and the world’s first legal tech incubator with a focus on building better legal solutions for the consumers of legal services. The LIZ helps support, foster and develop solutions and techniques to improve legal services and the justice system.
The LIZ positions itself to be the leading hub for the development of better legal solutions – as a business incubator and as a catalyst for driving innovation in the sector. The LIZ is a space and community that encourages, supports and fosters new technologies that transforms lives and businesses. The zone supports the broader community by cultivating a culture of innovation in the industry and consumers alike.
Read our annual report for a detailed description of our services and initiatives.
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The LIZ has been featured in the following publications:
June 27, 2016 – Lexpert: Business of Law: Funding Legal Innovation in Canada
January 26, 2016 – Legal Feeds: Osler partners with Ryerson’s Legal Innovation Zone
January 22, 2019 – Transparency Blog: International Online Courts Forum – What We Learned
January 21, 2019 – This Is How Law Schools Should Embrace Technology
February 4, 2019 – The State of Legal Tech
April 10, 2019 – How Canada’s Law Firms Are Embracing Innovation – On Their Own Terms
June 18, 2019 – We Need a Digital Law for a Digital World
December 1, 2017 – Legal Innovation Zone announces AI Legal Challenge finalists
November 29, 2017 – Ontario Making it easier to access Justice Services Online
September 29, 2017 – Legal Innovation Zone Launches $80000 AI Challenge
May 23, 2017– Financial Post: Playing the Numbers Game
February 6, 2017 – Law Times: Broadening services means more business?
January 10, 2017 – CBA/ABC National: Legal futures round-up
October 24, 2018 – How Toronto Became A Hub For Disruptive Technologies
September 19, 2018 – Legal Tech Starting to Disrupt Stubborn Industry in Canada
August 23, 2018 – The Law Firm Disrupted: Graduation Day for a Legal Tech Startup
May 8, 2018 – Blakes to offer self-service options for tech startups
March 28, 2018 – Evichat wins $4000 top prize at Legal Innovation Zone’s AI Challenge
March 26, 2018 – AI takes over Ryerson to enhance the future of the legal profession
February 12, 2018 – Young Lawyers looking for more fleixbility
February 16, 2018 – Can Ryerson’s new law school handle the competition?
January 26, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Who is the future lawyer?
January 8, 2018 – Disrupting from within
January 4, 2018 – Companies move forward in Ontario AI Legal Challenge
In the Legal Tech Community
BIG SHOUT-OUT given to @RyersonU and @RyersonLIZ here at @NorthwesternLaw's #BeyondourBorders -- named by @evabruch as an example of industry leading innovation in #legaltech when asked for examples of leading schools and communities! 👋🏼 @Chris_Bentley & @hperlis! pic.twitter.com/wRPc9DC29m— Andrew Arruda (@AndrewArruda) May 3, 2018
Notice to legal world: there is something special going on in Toronto--lots, actually. Delighted to be giving talks and learning from @RyersonLIZ as well as to GC's, legal ops, and law firm MP's. It's a global legal community, and Toronto's a beehive of activity & energy. https://t.co/YBxCF6LsGp— Mark A Cohen (@legalmosaic) January 16, 2018