Law Society of Ontario Selects Willful As First Company Participant In Legal Innovation Project

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    We’re thrilled to announce that Willful is the first participant in the Law Society of Ontario’s Access to Innovation (A2I) project. 

    The A2I is a pilot project of the Law Society of Ontario designed to foster innovation in legal products and services using technology, and increase access to justice for Ontarians. Willful is the first online will provider to be accepted into the A2I project.

    So what does this mean for Willful customers?

    Vetting and oversight from Ontario’s legal regulator 

    Before being accepted into the program, Willful’s online platform, terms and conditions, privacy policy, and complaints policies/procedures were reviewed and vetted in detail by the Law Society of Ontario. This gives you additional confidence that Willful’s platform complies with all provincial regulations, and are of a high quality standard.

    Bringing you more value and products

    Willful will be able to educate and empower more Canadians with convenient and affordable estate planning tools that meet the LSO's quality standards.

    As part of the A2I project, Willful has a conditional license from the LSO. This means we’ll explore new innovative estate planning products and legal services to bring you even more value as a Willful customer.

    End-of-life planning that you can trust

    Over 100,000 Canadians have already trusted Willful with their estate planning needs. 

    As part of the program, Willful is also responsible for regular reporting to the Law Society of Ontario, and we will be working with the LSO to continually improve our documents and platform so they better serve Canadians. 

    Our participation in the pilot project means you can continue to create your wills and power of attorney with confidence. 

    “The A2I project aims to open up avenues for improved access to justice and Willful meets this objective. Facilitating regulated access to an online service, which aids in the creation of a will or power of attorney, will both protect and serve the public.”

    • Law Society of Ontario CEO, Diana Miles

    What is the Law Society of Ontario?

    The Law Society of Ontario governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals. Their role is to make sure that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct. The Law Society regulates and licenses all lawyers and paralegals in Ontario

    Each province has their own governing body when it comes to legal professionals.

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