innovation

  • How to be a legal entrepreneur

    How to be a legal entrepreneur

    Mar 19, 2018

    Lawyers have many helpful attributes, but their aversion to ambiguity needs to be overcome.

  • Training yesterday's lawyers

    Training yesterday's lawyers

    Feb 5, 2018

    Why the pace of change is not as fast for both critics and law school deans alike

  • Training tomorrow’s lawyers

    Feb 5, 2018

    Are law schools training tomorrow’s or yesterday’s lawyers? It is an urgent question, yet there is no simple answer.

  • Who is the future lawyer?

    Who is the future lawyer?

    Jan 26, 2018

    American legal innovator, Mark A. Cohen, speaks at Ryerson University's Legal Innovation Zone in Toronto at a Lunch and Law event on Jan. 16. He spoke about how lawyers and the profession of law must evolve – including legal education.

  • Disrupting from within

    Jan 8, 2018

    Most law firms won’t be technology innovators, but strategic partnerships can help them compete.

  • Get creative in billing clients for dispute resolution

    Get creative in billing clients for dispute resolution

    Nov 20, 2017

    Most individuals looking for legal help in a dispute would love to scrap pre-paid, uncapped time-based billing, and lawyers should be open to that.

  • IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, Norton Rose to participate in Accessibility Innovation Showcase

    IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, Norton Rose to participate in Accessibility Innovation Showcase

    Sep 20, 2017

    Law students from the IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, in collaboration with lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP’s IP group, will offer pro bono one-to-one intellectual property advice at an upcoming Ask the Expert program.

  • How I innovate in-house: Stop thinking like a lawyer

    How I innovate in-house: Stop thinking like a lawyer

    Sep 19, 2017

    I was asked to write about how I innovate as an in-house lawyer. My immediate answer was “stop thinking like a lawyer.” We are trained as lawyers to protect against risk and to get the best deal possible for our client. While my legal training has been instrumental to the value I bring, my successes to date would not have been possible if I was driven primarily by risk mitigation and getting the best deal possible.

  • Innovate to move faster and smarter

    Innovate to move faster and smarter

    Sep 19, 2017

    From Canopy Growth (formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc.), where Phil Shaer is doing deals in a space that is part of a fundamental change in how society views cannabis, to the biggest corporate merger in Canadian history — Enbridge/Spectra — we have visited with legal departments small and large. And I can tell you they are all passionate about what they do.

  • How do you measure innovation?

    Sep 19, 2017

    Innovation means different things to different people. For some it must involve technology, for others it’s about process change or reducing costs. For others cost is not the number one factor, it’s about delivering legal services better or reducing risk for the organization.

  • Recognizing the challenges of public sector in-house

    Dec 29, 2016

    It’s not often we profile a legal department the way we have in this issue, taking a look at the lawyers who make up the extraordinary team at Toronto Community Housing Corporation.

  • Innovatio Awards

    Innovatio Awards

    Sep 9, 2016
  • Lessons learned from in-house innovators

    Sep 21, 2015
  • Innovatio Awards

    Sep 9, 2015
  • Creating a climate for innovation

    Sep 9, 2015
  • Legal innovators

    Legal innovators

    Aug 24, 2015

    Information on Blue J Legal, ROSS, StandIn Law and the New Court Challenges Program — and the minds behind them.