February 23, 2017
In the News
Monica Bay Tech Talk

In the spirit of International Women's Day on March 8, we will be hosting Monica Bay for a talk about the revolution of legal tech and where it's going. Monica is a Fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics and a member of the California bar. RSVP for the event here. 

Lawyering in the 21st Century

We are happy to announce that in addition to Ben Heineman, Zev J Eigen and Cheryl Cran will be keynote speakers at the summit on May 15. Tickets are now officially on sale, buy your early bird tickets here

The Law Foundation of Ontario Grant


Proud to receive a grant from The Law Foundation of Ontario to examine how technology and innovation can improve access to justice for young people. Working closely with The Law Foundation of Ontario, youth-serving agencies, and the broader community, we will develop a series of collaborative and innovative workshops focused on urban youth. More info here.


Our very own Hersh Perlis spoke at Cisco Canada on artificial intelligence in the legal landscape. It was a great conversation with lots of law firms in attendance. 

Norman Bacal Book Talk

The LIZ and Law Practice Program present "Breakdown." Join Norman Bacal to hear the inside story of the rise and fall of Heenan Blaikie and to discuss the future of “Big Law” and the path for young lawyers in uncertain times. RSVP here

Lunch & Law February 28

On Tuesday, February 28, Evan Thomas from Osler LLP will talk about the art of negotiation. He will go through basic concepts such as interests and anchoring, and discuss strategies for success. RSVP here
Office Hours
March 6 @ 11-1 pm
Rebecca Tran, OCE

March  20 @ 2-3 pm
Jennifer MacInnis, VPRI

Joel Gregorio, Sovereign State Studios

Friedrich Blase, 
Legal Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Email Nafis for ALL booking inquiries:
Upcoming Events
The Best of TechTO
Mon Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St. W

HackerNest Social
Mon Feb 27 @ 8 pm
Acme Works
229 Niagara St
Featured Member
Thomas Lac, Software Developer @ MapYourProperty

Hometown: Toronto
Best part about the LIZ? The snacks
What is your dream career? Web application developer
Proudest accomplishment: Solving a Rubik's Cube
Favourite movie: Back to the Future
What skill do you want to learn next? I'd like to learn how to cook.
Most random item on your desk: A sticky with the Konami Code on it
Last book you've read: 'Godless' by Pete Hautman
LIZ Contacts
Chris Bentley
Executive Director
416-979-5000 ext. 2308

Hersh Perlis
416-979-5000 ext. 3380

Nafis Ahmed
Zone Coordinator

Vanessa Francone
Marketing Coordinator
Questions? Comments? Things you want to add on? Email Vanessa
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