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 and only 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 template legal documents, online platform, terms and conditions, and all other materials were reviewed and vetted in detail by the Law Society of Ontario. This gives you additional confidence that Willful’s documents comply 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 is working towards an operating 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 partnership with Ontario’s regulator of legal professionals 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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