To many, law is rarely considered as a profession that encourages freewheeling, creative thought, but in reality, lawyers are communicators; in order to problem-solve, they have to constantly find new, innovative ways to make positive, lasting change.

Creativity is a quality not typically associated with the justice system. And for good reason. In this talk, Daniel presents some imaginative innovations that deal with the access to justice crisis & invites all creative minds to help create positive, lasting change. Daniel Tucker-Simmons is the principal lawyer and co-founder of Avant Law firm, specializing in workers’ rights, housing rights, and human rights.

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This month’s we’re welcoming Daniel Tucker-Simmons, principal lawyer and co-founder of Avant Law firm, specializing in workers’ rights, housing rights, and human rights to the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage to speak to the global theme ‘Justice’. There’s a long-running, problematic belief that ‘law = anti-creativity’. To many, law is rarely considered as a profession that encourages freewheeling, creative thought, but in reality, lawyers are communicators; in order to problem-solve, they have to constantly find new, innovative ways to communicate and make positive, lasting change.

Creativity is a quality not typically associated with the justice system. And for good reason. In this talk, Daniel problematizes the glacial pace of innovation in the legal services sector and its contribution to the access to justice crisis, presents some imaginative innovations attempting to deal with the problem, and extends an invitation to creative minds in other sectors to turn their focus to law.

Daniel is principal lawyer and cofounder of Avant Law, an Ottawa based law firm specializing in workers’ rights, housing rights, and human rights. Daniel cofounded Avant Law in 2015 to answer the call for more innovation and creativity in legal service delivery. Daniel’s objective is to make the law comprehensible and accessible through the use of innovative business practices and effective use of technology. In addition to working in private practice, Daniel is an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa law school, where he supervises and instructs a practicum course focused on experiential learning, innovation, and access to justice.

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