Osler Renews Sponsorship of the Legal Innovation Zone

TORONTO – May 8, 2017 – The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) at Ryerson University is pleased to announce that Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the LIZ. The sponsorship highlights the organizations’ shared commitment to legal innovation and supports the innovative startups at the LIZ and the solutions they are developing for consumers of legal services.

“We are excited to support Osler’s continued commitment to finding new and innovative ways to serve their customers,” said Chris Bentley, Executive Director of the Legal Innovation Zone. Osler’s renewed sponsorship also lets our startups continue to benefit from their national and international expertise.”

“Osler is pleased to renew our sponsorship of the LIZ as part of our continued commitment to legal innovation,” said Mara Nickerson, Osler’s Chief Knowledge Officer. “Working with the LIZ and supporting its growing network of legal startups and innovators have enabled us to push our innovative thinking and accelerate the development of new technologies that help us to better serve our clients’ needs. We look forward to building on last year’s successes with the LIZ, including our Big Law hackathon, and tackling new joint initiatives to continue to address clients’ evolving requirements.”

As part of this sponsorship, Osler and the LIZ will work together on a number of unique initiatives over the next year, including an internal associate innovation contest, with details to be released in the next couple of months. The renewed sponsorship reflects Osler’s commitment to seeking innovation for its clients and recognizes the Legal Innovation Zone’s role in driving and supporting that innovation.

About the Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University

The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a co-working space and the first legal tech incubator with a focus on building better legal solutions for the consumers of legal tech services. The LIZ helps support, foster and develop solutions and techniques to improve legal services and the justice system. For more information, visit legalinnovationzone.ca.

About Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Osler is a leading law firm with a singular focus – your business. From Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York, we advise our Canadian, U.S. and international clients on an array of domestic and cross-border legal issues. Our collaborative “one firm” approach draws on the expertise of over 400 lawyers to provide responsive, proactive and practical legal solutions driven by your business needs. For over 150 years, we’ve built a reputation for solving problems, removing obstacles, and providing the answers you need, when you need them. It’s law that works.

For more information, visit osler.com.

For further information, contact:

Hersh Perlis, Director, Legal Innovation Zone: hperlis@ryerson.ca
Heather Marshall in Calgary: hmarshall@osler.com
Judy Stein-Korte in Toronto: jstein@osler.com
Line Fiset in Montréal: lfiset@osler.com