Part of DLIS’ role is to act as a connector and incubator. We support projects that align with our mandate, and assist with design, logistics, partnership development, financial administration, budget management and tailored support to help our partners succeed.
Beacon is an app for recording precarious situations. Its purpose is to give people, especially vulnerable populations, a way to safely document encounters they have. The idea is to be quick, simple, and reliable, and to provide durable storage. We are currently working with community partners to test the app after initial positive reception. There are a number of use cases that we are exploring (e.g. protection for potential victims of harassment or sexual assault; potential victims of inappropriate interactions from police; ways for individuals to share their stories safely to improve public policy). We are exploring ways to make Beacon more practical to use in the moment. With thanks to the EPS / UofA Seed Grant for funding.
The River City Venture Legal Services Centre is a student-run legal clinic that provides free legal information to entrepreneurs in Edmonton with the support of their advisors and lawyer mentors. The Centre provides young businesses with free information and students with opportunities to apply their legal knowledge in real-life situations.
They are a group who want to see Edmonton’s startup space thrive. They are staffed by volunteer law students and lawyers, and here to provide free legal information for your routine legal issues.
You can learn more about River City Venture Clinic at www.venturelegalsupport.ca
Complete Complaints is a legal tech
non-profit that started off as a law school project that created an international award-winning app to increase access to justice through supporting easier complaints processes.
DLIS acted as the host for Complete Complaints during its transition phase, and remains the host for one of its flagship projects funded by the City of Calgary.
You can learn more about Complete Complaints at www.completecomplaints.ca