Congratulations to our 10 finalists: Codify Legal Publishing, Compliance Buster, Courthouse Access, JusticeTrans, Law Scout Inc., Legale(a)se, Legally Inc., Notice Connect, ParDONE and Small Claims Wizard.

These 10 startups will pitch to a panel of judges on Wednesday July 20 at the Legal Innovation Zone. Six of these teams will be awarded working space at the Legal Innovation Zone for four months, including access to mentors, advisors and other resources. “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 4 judges for stage 1 are Meredith Brown, Executive Director, Innovation for the Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General; Lynn Burns, Executive Director of Pro Bono Law Ontario; Peter Carayiannis, Partner at Deloitte Conduit Law; and Hersh Perlis, Director of the Legal Innovation Zone.

At the end of four months, the six startups will participate in a “Demo Day,” where three of the six startups will be selected and awarded seed money totalling $50,000 and invited to stay in the Legal Innovation Zone for an additional four months.