Building an engine for innovation

As your business evolves, we’re evolving to meet your changing needs. At Osler, we are focused on constantly improving how we serve our clients by encouraging innovative ideas and practices throughout our firm. Whether it’s enhancing the way we work to become more efficient, or investing in research to develop the next generation of legal solutions, we embrace innovation in its many forms, seeking out inventive ideas and new thinking to advance the practice of law.

Fueling our efforts to provide innovative legal services is Osler Works, our platform for effective matter management and continual improvement. Osler Works informs the processes we follow, the cutting-edge technology we use, and the non-traditional approaches to law that we adopt to serve you better. It is what drives our team to design the practical legal solutions that can help you reduce the time, effort and costs of your transactional and litigation matters. And, it leads us to always keep looking at how we can work more effectively for you.

Innovation drives change, and change can be challenging, whether you’re leading the charge in your industry or adopting new practices within your organization. That’s why we draw on the knowledge and experience of our internal Change Management experts to help us manage and implement our innovation projects across our firm. Recognizing that our clients could also benefit from this expertise, Osler has extended our Change Management capabilities as a service offering to clients to support them as they undertake to transition their own organizations. By leveraging the innovative practices and thinking that we apply to our firm’s work, we help our clients manage, adapt to, and achieve the lasting benefits of organizational change.

As part of our commitment to innovation, Osler also supports the broader community of educators and entrepreneurs who are developing leading-edge solutions that challenge traditional legal services in Canada. As the law firm sponsor of Canada’s first legal incubator, the Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University in Toronto, Osler is helping to support, foster and develop solutions and technologies that will better serve the legal needs of business.

Osler’s commitment to our clients drives us to constantly examine and evaluate our firm’s approach so we can find new ways to do things better and deliver a great client experience. The legal service industry is evolving rapidly. We want to be leading the way, in order to build deeper, stronger relationships with you. While we are committed to pursuing innovation in its many forms, our approach is always focused on what matters to your business.

Innovation in action

Client Listening Program / Client Reporting / Client Self-Serve Tools / Budgeting Templates / Precedent Sharing

Client Listening Program / Client Reporting / Client Self-Serve Tools / Budgeting Templates / Precedent Sharing


Osler Works — Delivery

  • Shawn Irving
    Chair: Osler Works Innovation and Delivery
    tel: 416.862.4733

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