Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone, in partnership with the Ministry of the Attorney General, has announced the ten startup finalists that will participate in the Ontario Access to Justice Challenge.
The startups selected include Codify Legal Publishing, Compliance Buster, Courthouse Access, JusticeTrans, Law Scout, Legale(a)se, Legally, Lex Cortex, ParDONE, and Small Claims Wizard.
“Receiving 29 applications focused on Access to Justice solutions reinforces how important it is that Ontario choose to support this initiative,” said Chris Bentley, Executive Director of the LIZ.
“Each of these 29 teams brought strong ideas and possible solutions and we are excited to see them develop.”
The challenge sought companies that improve access to legal services by delivering services faster or more affordably. The 10 startups will pitch to a panel of judges on Wednesday, July 20 at the Legal Innovation Zone, and six of the teams will be awarded working space at the Legal Innovation Zone for four
months, which includes access to mentors, advisors, and other resources.
At the end of four months, the six startups will participate in a Demo Day, where three of the six will be selected and awarded seed money between $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000 for first, second, and third place respectively. They will also be invited to stay in the Legal Innovation Zone for an additional four months.