Last night we had the great pleasure of attending the official launch party for the Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) at the Ryerson DMZ. LIZ is the very first incubator of its kind in Canada, dedicated to fostering innovation in the legal space.

Kabuk is extremely excited to be the very first incubator company at the LIZ (stay tuned for our launch early-May!!). There is a huge need for the zone as a place to bring together innovators and legal providers to introduce disruptive solutions that will ultimately enhance the way lawyers do business and improve access to legal services. We are grateful to be a part of this right from the very beginning and can’t wait to see how things will grow over time.

Thanks so much to trailblazers Chris Bentley (LIZ Executive Director) and Hersh Perlis (LIZ Director) for working so hard to making this space happen. You’ve both done such an amazing job. It’s passion and innovation like yours that’s needed to create an ecosystem for accelerating the adoption of legal tech.

Aron Solomon and Asha SoaresIt was incredible to see so many different stakeholders coming together to say “yes – there is a real need for innovation in the legal industry” and “yes – I want to be part of the coming change“. The energy last night was incredible with over 125 industry participants coming off to celebrate the Legal Innovation Zone launch.

Check us out here (pic to the right), hanging out with our buddy (and fellow innovator) Aron Solomon (Omar Ha-Redeye can be seen in the back right). Aron is involved with StandIn, an app that helps lawyers locate other legal providers to “stand in” for them at court appearances. Check them out on twitter @standinlaw!

Chris and Hersh lined up some fantastic speakers to talk about the zone and the need for innovative change in the industry:

  • Hon. Madeleine Meilleur, Attorney General of Ontario (@m_meilleur)
  • Sheldon Levy, President and Vice Chancellor of Ryerson University
  • Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, Provost and Vice President Academic
  • Featured Speaker Carla Goldstein: Carla, an internationally recognized legal innovator, gave a great talk about the “right brain in a left brain industry”. It was amazing to hear about her journey from cookware innovator to law school and later legal innovation pioneer at Seyfarth. Carla is now Associate General Counsel & Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group at
    BMO Financial Group.

We couldn’t be more excited about the future of the Legal Innovation Zone! Thanks again to Chris and Hersh!

Kabuk connects consumers with the legal providers they need, when they need them, and enables them to request desired appointments online. Our platform is designed to streamline the legal discovery process, putting needed information right at the fingertips of consumers, and helping them to make more informed decisions. For legal providers, we help increase your online presence and improve your customer acquisition efforts. Check us out at kabuklaw.com and follow us at @KabukLaw.

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