TechSoup Canada is a program of the Centre for Social Innovation, and a member of the TechSoup Global Network. They can connect your Law Association to donated and discounted technologies through their tech donations program and provide valuable learning resources to equip you and your colleagues with tech tips and best practices.
NB: FOLA is a member
Clio's Legal Trends Report provides an annual account of the most important issues faced within the legal profession. By analyzing the aggregated and anonymized data of nearly 70,000 legal professionals in the US, in addition to extensive survey research, Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, is able to report on unique insights into law firm efficiencies, hourly rates, and other key metrics for success.
You can read recent reports here:
Ryerson's 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 services.
There are currently about a dozen companies active in the Zone and the LIZ boasts over a dozen up and running alum. The companies are all either looking for users or testers in the legal community.
Definitely worth visiting their website getting their newsletter! Plus, FOLA will be featuring select companies in our newsletters.
Did you know? FOLA is a member of the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium!
The GLBC organizes and aligns global legal industry stakeholders to enhance the security, privacy, productivity, and interoperability of blockchain technology. Furthermore, the GLBC adopts policies that promotes a universal blockchain-based technology infrastructure for law.
More than 160 organizations are involved with the GLBC in creating these standards and governance. Several of them are collaborating and creating blockchain-based solutions.
NoticeConnect is a web platform for publishing and accessing legal notices online. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in downtown Toronto, NoticeConnect effectively and affordably connects public legal notices with their intended audiences.
The platform is trusted by lawyers, trustees, banks, and government. In 2017, the Superior Court confirmed that publishing a notice to creditors on NoticeConnect entitles an estate trustee to the liability protection afforded the Trustee Act. Since then, the company has expanded into additional types of legal notices, offers a suite of creditor products, and providing custom solutions for governments.
NoticeConnect was featured at FOLA's November 2018 Plenary.
GLBC VIDEOS TO GET YOU STARTED!
GLBC offers a 90-minute interactive course about the basics of blockchain. This session includes not only blockchain basics, but practical examples of how it can be utilized in the legal industry. It’s suitable for all types of organizations.
Whether you’re a law firm and want to help your lawyers become better versed on the subject, or a corporate legal department with an IT ready to take the leap into blockchain, this course will cover it.
To stay current on all things tech and blockchain, follow @WorldHackathon on Twitter. It's a great resource!
What is GROWL?
GROWL stands for the Global Rise of Women in LegalTech. Launched in advance of the 2019 Global Legal Hackathon, GROWL supports up-and-coming women leaders in legal innovation around the world. GROWL will be fully integrated with this year’s Global Legal Hackathon, providing an enhanced track for women-led
HOW DOES GROWL WORK?
A globally-located panel of senior women leaders in the legal industry drawn from The Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa, will support the hundreds of women-led teams expected to participate in tech events with an unprecedented global network of mentors, tools, and resources to accelerate and amplify their efforts to evolve and improve the world’s legal industry. Participation is voluntary, and there is no cost.
The World Legal Summit (#WLS2019) is a multi-party, two step initiative bringing jurisdictions together in understanding and exploring the development of legislative frameworks for dealing with emerging technologies, and related global systems.
Part One, Aug 1, Informing: facilitating the understanding and formulation of global insights about legislative and regulatory frameworks dealing with emerging technologies and global systems.
Part Two, Sept 6-8, Action: foster an environment in which individuals and organizations that are working on the development of these technologies can come to discover ways to further develop their technologies with the insights from part one in mind.
Outcome: globally sustainable technology development.
Part One takes place on August 1, 2019 in Toronto (exact location information coming soon)
This first part of the WLS is designed to bring disparate jurisdictions together in collaboration around building a better understanding of what is happening with technology regulation and governance world-wide. Toronto will bring a unique viewpoint to the discussion, focusing on the legislative and governance structures in the city and more broadly across Canada.
#WLS2019 will focus on three main categories:
Sign up to stay up to date for Canada-specific projects and sub-themes and join the global community to further the understanding of legislative and regulatory frameworks. These frameworks are enabling the sustainable development of emerging technologies and your input is important!
Request your invite here (limited spots avail)
Note: your invitation request will be reviewed and #WLS2019 will inform you of the status of your invitation within one month before the event or sooner.