LexisNexis Canada and Law Made announce partnership to create innovation initiatives

Toronto, ON - 25 April 2017

LexisNexis Canada announces partnership with legal innovation champion Law Made, helping foster innovation among both Canadian law students and aspiring legal entrepreneurs 

LexisNexis Canada, a leading provider of legal content and technology solutions, announces it is partnering with Law Made, a legal innovation champion from the former founders of LegalX at MaRS. The aim of the partnership is to inspire law students at the start of their legal careers to become innovators, while also equipping aspiring entrepreneurs – and “intrapreneurs” at larger companies – with the concrete skills, knowledge, and connections required for success.

The LexisNexis Law Made Roadshow will promote legal innovation in a series of presentations at law schools, starting with the University of Toronto yesterday, April 24th, 2017. The presentation will inspire law students to adopt the “T-shaped Professional” model of career success, which calls for both depth in legal knowledge and skills, and breadth in a range of topics in adjacent areas such as design thinking, computer coding and data management, financing, and entrepreneurship.

“Driving and adopting innovation will be essential to the careers of new lawyers and legal entrepreneurs because, as our customers tell us every day, the pace of change is accelerating in the Canadian legal industry. Partnering with Law Made is part of our commitment to helping the industry adopt and embrace innovation at its core, not just theoretically but in their day-to-day practice. We want to help a new generation of lawyers understand that the exploration and commercialization of new ideas is absolutely essential to the future of law in Canada”, Loik Amis, Chief Executive Officer, LexisNexis Canada.

The LexisNexis Law Made Innovation Academy will provide a program for aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in the legal sector. This program will provide participants with training, coaching, and networking support, helping them become part of a global ecosystem. The same leadership talent that created the legal technology cluster that put Toronto on the global legal innovation map will develop and deliver this program, with expert support and industry insight from LexisNexis.

LexisNexis Canada’s promotion of practical innovation in the legal space goes well beyond investments in its flagship products Lexis Advance Quicklaw, Lexis Practice Advisor, and the newly launched The Lawyer’s Daily. In 2013 LexisNexis presented the successful The Future of Law event, leading to the whitepaper LexisNexis Leadership Series: The Future of Law. LexisNexis Canada worked with Law Made founders Aron Solomon and Jason Moyse previously at a Canadian Bar Association event called ‘The Pitch’, the first-ever legal innovation startup competition that was held in August 2016. LexisNexis Canada is proud to co-present the upcoming legal innovation conference, Lawyering in the 21st Century: How to Succeed through Innovation, with the Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) incubator at Ryerson University on May 15th, 2017.

“Just as the Digital Transformation is impacting all areas of business and creating new categories like FinTech, RegTech and entirely new sets of economics — the legal services industry is in the throes of dramatic change which has not been experienced in over a century. We are thrilled to work with LexisNexis to further our mission of nurturing the Makers that will support and build the products, services, processes and business models which move the industry forward. The LexisNexis commitment to innovation is reflected in their offerings, but also in their support for the next generation of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs”, Jason Moyse, Law Made.

LexisNexis Canada and LawMade are excited to foster innovation within the Legal field in Canada.

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

At LexisNexis Canada, offerings include the Lexis Advance Quicklaw® online legal information and tools service, and the Lexis Practice Advisor® Canada online practical guidance service; Butterworths® print and e-book titles; JurisClasseur French-language content for practitioners in Quebec; the PCLaw® practice management solution; and litigation management solutions such as CaseMap®.

Law Made is focused on the global legal services industry with a particular emphasis on supporting entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. They are facilitators of Digital Transformation and the dance between the Digital Davids and Enterprise Goliaths.

Law Made works with MakersLaw FirmsCorporatesInvestors and other organizations to improve, grow, promote or create new products, services, processes and business models related to legal services — with an eye to emerging commercialized technology and innovation.

As subject matter and market experts, Law Made has created or participated in some of the most compelling events in the industry centered on legal innovation in a variety of forums around the world.

Source: GlobeNewswire

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