Osler and the Legal Innovation Zone Create Partnership

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and the Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) at Ryerson University are pleased to announce a new partnership focused on a shared commitment to legal innovation. Osler's sponsorship recognizes the firm as a founding partner of LIZ, Canada's first legal incubator, and will support the innovative startups at LIZ and the leading-edge solutions they are developing.

"Osler's commitment to change that benefits their clients continues their tradition of leadership," said Chris Bentley, Executive Director of the Legal Innovation Zone. "Legal innovation will be advanced at LIZ with access to the national and international expertise Osler is known for."

"The Legal Innovation Zone shares the same commitment we have towards bringing innovation to the law," said Terry Burgoyne, partner and Chair of Practice Management and Innovation at Osler. "Our clients rely on us to be on the cutting edge, and we are confident that this partnership will position us well for the innovations that are going to be changing the legal landscape in the years to come. The Legal Innovation Zone has broken new ground in Canada, and we are pleased to be able to support its continued growth."

As part of this sponsorship, Osler and LIZ will work together on a number of unique initiatives over the next year; the first being a hackathon involving Osler lawyers, clients and other industry participants, looking at how "big law" could be done differently to create greater client value.

About the Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University

The Legal Innovation Zone is Canada's first legal incubator. Entrepreneurs, lawyers, students, tech experts, government members and industry leaders converge in the Legal Innovation Zone to drive innovation. Based on the model of Ryerson's DMZ — North America's #1 university business incubator — we help support, foster and develop solutions and technologies that will better serve the legal needs of consumers.

About Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Osler is recognized for its depth and breadth of practice in business law. We are dedicated to providing innovative, solution-oriented advice in a practical and cost effective manner. We believe that our success is a reflection of our clients' success.

We serve our clients through offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa and New York. For more information visit www.osler.com.

SOURCE Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

For further information: Heather Marshall in Calgary: hmarshall@osler.com; Judy Stein-Korte in Toronto: jstein@osler.com; Line Fiset in Montréal: lfiset@osler.com


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