The Global Legal Innovation Challenge
Do you have the next great idea for the practice of business law?
Blake, Cassels & Graydon (Blakes), has partnered with legal innovation experts, Law Made, to begin a worldwide search for an idea that will deliver clarity from complexity for our clients. The Global Legal Innovation Challenge is looking to top legal innovators around the world to answer the following question:

How can we use technology to keep businesses updated on legislative and regulatory changes that will impact them?
The provider of the winning solution will receive mentoring and support from both Blakes and Law Made – and will have the opportunity to work alongside Blakes in developing the idea. The estimated value of the prize is C$100,000.

If you can offer expertise in legal technology and believe you may have an answer to the challenge posed above,
apply here
. You can also find out more about the challenge in the About the Challenge section below.

Initial applications must be received by April 10, 2017. Notifications will be sent in response to initial applications within 15 business days of receipt and submissions will be accepted any time after March 1, 2017.

There will be a first information session in April for those whose applications have been approved, with the possibility of a further information session to follow. The winner is expected to be announced later in the year. Please see the full list of
terms and conditions
for more information.
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As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world.
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THE CHALLENGE
How can we use technology to keep businesses updated on legislative and regulatory changes that will impact them?
Businesses are subject to complex systems of statutes, regulations and rules. They are looking to identify and understand changes that impact their business, usually on a short timeline.
In order to do so, they require efficient, timely advice that gives them the full picture of the regulatory changes. What’s changed – and what does it mean for their organization and the regulatory environment in which it operates? It’s a topic that is more complex than it appears: what looks like one change can often be part of a larger bundle of changes that potentially impact the business. Each change can affect the interpretation and impact of others, and – as a result – the advice provided. The Global Legal Innovation Challenge aims to provide a solution that delivers clarity from complexity. We are looking for an efficient, effective method to identify which statues, regulations and rules have changed; arrange them into groupings relevant to our clients; and show the relationships between regulations (so we are able to track the impact one change could have on another). The end result will be a product that collects this information and provides clear, comprehensive, structured and actionable reporting on regulatory changes.
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LAW MADE
Law Made provides legal innovation expertise, with a particular emphasis on supporting entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. The organization works with a broad sector of legal professionals – including lawmakers, law firms, corporates, academia, and investors – to improve, grow, promote or create new products, services, processes and business models related to legal services.
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For more information or to express interest in the challenge, please contact :

Carla Swansburg, Director, Practice Innovation, Pricing & Knowledge

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Simon Wormwell, Director of Knowledge and Research Services

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BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP
At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), we serve a diverse national and international client base, and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Blakes has offices across Canada and in New York, London, Bahrain and Beijing, along with associated offices in Al-Khobar and Riyadh. Thanks to our clients, Blakes was ranked as having the leading law firm brand in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Index 2016. This is the second time we have received this recognition. Blakes was also named Canada Law Firm of the Year for the eighth consecutive year in the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2016 and is the top-ranked Canadian firm in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016. In 2015, we were named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the fifth time and selected as one of the most innovative law firms in the BTI Brand Elite. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm's website at
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