Osler’s Undertakings Management Tool wins Precedent Innovation Award

Jennifer Thompson, Karin Sachar, Emily Paplawski

Dec 3, 2019

Osler is proud to announce that the team behind the firm’s groundbreaking Undertakings Management Tool has been recognized with a 2019 Precedent Innovation Award. This award honours lawyers who have upended the status quo – to better serve clients, to improve the legal workplace or to help the public access justice.

Osler’s Undertakings Management Tool is a cloud-based software platform that assists with managing and streamlining the often complex, costly and time-consuming litigation undertakings process. The collaborative tool enables close cooperation between Osler and our clients, as well as between lawyers, reducing the time and effort required to complete the undertakings part of a litigation matter.

The idea for this first-of-its-kind solution was born out of a firm-wide innovation challenge to address client pain-points. The submission for the Undertakings Management Tool – proposed by Osler lawyers Evan Thomas, Victoria Creighton, Karin Sachar, Emily Paplawski and Sonja Pavic – won first place.

Jennifer Thompson has since been spearheading the development, testing and piloting of the solution in client matters. Jennifer leads Osler Works – Disputes, a specialized group that provides end-to-end litigation support services that range from pre-claim risk assessment through to trial and appeal. The interdisciplinary team consists of technical analysts, litigation law clerks, litigation support specialists, project and case managers, staff lawyers and other experts.

Osler Works – Disputes is a part of the firm’s Osler Works platform, which uses innovation and leverages technological disruption to deliver more client value. Osler Works combines market-leading technology, our alternative delivery centre and a suite of innovation tools and products, together with our legal business and legal expertise, to ensure clients receive the highest quality service offering at the lowest cost.

Read more about the Precedent Innovation Awards here. For more information about Osler’s Undertakings Management Tool, contact Jennifer Thompson.