Amy Salyzyn appointed to the Law Society of Ontario’s Access to Innovation Project Advisory Council

Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that Dr. Amy Salyzyn has been appointed by the Law Society of Ontario to the Advisory Council supporting the new Access to Innovation Project, the regulatory sandbox five-year pilot project.

In April, the Law Society of Ontario’s Board of Directors approved a regulatory sandbox five-year pilot project – now named Access to Innovation (A2I) – which will allow providers of innovative technological legal services (ITLS) to serve consumers while complying with operating conditions that protect the public. 

The project will be supported by an Advisory Council composed of independent experts with a wide range of professional backgrounds and perspectives. They will provide strategic advice, reviews application materials from prospective A2I participants and makes approval recommendations. Council members also have an ongoing role in monitoring outcomes. Council members are volunteers, who work under strict obligations to ensure confidentiality and avoid conflicts of interest.

 

The new advisory council will include Dr. Amy Salyzyn, a Faculty Member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and an Associate Professor in Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa.

Dy. Salyzyn is an expert in the area of legal ethics, lawyer regulation, the use of technology in the delivery of legal services and access to justice. She is the President of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics. She has also served as co-chair of the board of the National Association of Women and the Law and as a “Learned Counsel Advisor” for the National Association of Bar Counsel (US), Entity Regulation Committee. She co-authored Legal Ethics in a Digital Context, a bilingual guide that presents the new opportunities and risks lawyers face in our current digital context.

 

Congratulations to Dr. Salyzyn! 

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