Joining RIZEN is a Smart
Business Decision

More than just another online directory, RIZEN is committed to helping you grow your practice and client base. It is a resource for your solo or small law firm which offers membership in a community of peers and a full suite of back-office services tailored to the legal profession.

Enhanced visibility and marketing reach through RIZEN’s promotional activities and member cross-promotion. Let us take care of marketing, promotion and referrals while you work!

Seamlessly team-up on client files through pre-established referral and teaming models. No capacity to take on a client? No problem. You have backup lawyers in the alliance you can use to help ease the pressure.

RIZEN Quarterly CPD and networking events for local chapter members which help facilitate member introductions, interactions and connections.

Collegial and supportive network of lawyers  committed to elevating the experience for solo and small firm lawyers and their clients.

Grow your practice and your brand while being associated with a brand that signifies a commitment to excellence in business law and to elevating the client and lawyer experience.

Enhanced service offering, lead generation and close rate by offering clients more options through your direct access to other RIZEN alliance lawyers practising in a variety of legal fields.

Confidential consultations, vacation coverage and succession planning through working with other RIZEN alliance members.

Knowledge Center for solo and small firm lawyers where best practices, technology options and sector news are routinely shared with the members through regular newsletters.

New to the world of solo and small firm law? RIZEN offers an introductory  ‘law firm in a box’ service for lawyers who are looking for  assistance to establish their solo or small firm practice.

RIZEN is focused on promoting the success of solo and small firm business lawyers in Canada. Without RIZEN, solo and small firm lawyers are hard to find. RIZEN exists to make the lawyers visible to today’s business clients who are looking for a modern alternative to traditional bricks and mortar firms.

Full suite of pay-as-you-use back-office support services on a single monthly billing plan – services that support your legal practice. Through RIZEN, firms access bookkeeping services, IT helpdesk support,  virtual administrative assistants, paralegals, legal researchers, marketing/social media and communications services.

How much does it cost? Many law firms will take a % from subcontracted or associated lawyers’ revenues which can range anywhere from 10-60% of fees charged to clients. RIZEN does not take a % from lawyers’  billings. RIZEN is a membership based alliance which charges based on a fixed monthly fee. Until December 2016, RIZEN is offering promotional pricing to give members a chance to experience the benefits of being part of the alliance. To learn more, please use the contact form below and RIZEN will be in touch within 1 business day.

Services for Your Law Firm

BOOKKEEPERS FOR LAWYERS
BOOKKEEPERS FOR LAWYERS
A RIZEN Service
BOOKKEEPERS FOR LAWYERS
Virtual Bookkeepers for Lawyers
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT AND COACH
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT AND COACH
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT AND COACH
CORPORATE PARALEGAL / BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS
CORPORATE PARALEGAL / BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS
Register Anywhere in Canada or US
CORPORATE PARALEGAL / BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS
Virtual Service
IT SUPPORT
IT SUPPORT
*** Currently seeking partners ***
IT SUPPORT
IT Support - Just one call away!
LAW FIRM SETUP SERVICES
LAW FIRM SETUP SERVICES
A RIZEN Service
LAW FIRM SETUP SERVICES
Services Customized for Your Needs
LEGAL RESEARCHERS
LEGAL RESEARCHERS
*** Currently seeking partners ***
LEGAL RESEARCHERS
Curated Legal Researchers
LEGAL TRANSLATION (ENGLISH-FRENCH)
LEGAL TRANSLATION (ENGLISH-FRENCH)
Experienced Lawyer-Translators
LEGAL TRANSLATION (ENGLISH-FRENCH)
Any Legal Document
MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTS
MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTS
Marketing and Social Media for Solo and Small Law Firms
MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTS
Experts who Understand the Legal Sector
OFFICE SPACE
OFFICE SPACE
Ottawa Downtown Office Space (Ad Hoc)
OFFICE SPACE
REGUS Offices - Pay as you Use - 10% Discount
STUDENTS (SMALL JOBS)
STUDENTS (SMALL JOBS)
*** Currently seeking standout students ***
STUDENTS (SMALL JOBS)
No job is too small!!
VIRTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANTS
VIRTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANTS
Enjoy the Security of a Client Vault!
VIRTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANTS
Virtual Admins for the Modern Law Firm
WEBSITE SERVICES
WEBSITE SERVICES
Curated Website Service Providers
WEBSITE SERVICES
Websites for Solo/Small Law Firms
WRITING SERVICES
WRITING SERVICES
Experienced Writers
WRITING SERVICES
Bio, blog writing, QA reviews, website copywriting

Supporting Your Practice

Colleagues

We are a source of like-minded colleagues available to work with you.

Knowledge Center

RIZEN is continually keeping its members updated on news about new technology and practices to support solo and small firm practitioners.

Resource Center

We offer a resource center to all members which includes useful precedents such as draft retainer letters

Testimonials

  • My membership in the RIZEN alliance has presented new opportunities for the marketing and delivery of my services. I have just completed a joint project with a RIZEN lawyer which was, for me, a terrific experience both professionally and personally.

    Meg AngevineSolo Practitioner, Corporate Governance and Compliance Expert
  • Nepean Housing Corporation recently worked with independent RIZEN lawyers Meg Angevine and Lise Patry who teamed up to conduct a comprehensive corporate governance review of the corporation.  I was particularly pleased with Lise and Meg’s flexibility in structuring legal services plans that recognized the fact that we are a medium-sized not-for-profit organization. The RIZEN alliance provides a great opportunity for organizations like ours to try an alternative to the traditional law firm.

    Val HinspergerNepean Housing Corporation
  • We’ve recently used a RIZEN Alliance lawyer to help with our corporate contracting legal needs and have been able to structure a billing format that is cost effective for our business. The flexibility offered by working with an experienced independent lawyer coupled with the confidence of knowing that the firm can bring in skilled and specialized legal talent is a welcome alternative to a traditional law firm.

    Evelyne GuindonChief Executive Officer, Cuso International
  • Among the factors prompting our choice of Lise Patry to incorporate our business were her independence and flexibility as a business lawyer and her membership in the RIZEN alliance, which gives her ready access to curated experienced business lawyers. CNH Tours plans to continue using RIZEN as a primary source for our legal services needs.

    Heather BlenkironOwner, CNH Tours
  • I am a RIZEN member and solo business lawyer who's already benefited from my membership. Recently a contract from a large corporation was awarded to another RIZEN lawyer and me based on having teamed together on a proposal.  Our bid would not have been successful had we not collaborated to submit a joint bid. I would highly recommend RIZEN to any solo or small firm practitioner interested in working with other professionals, in a positive and collegial environment, to grow their practice and benefit from the teaming philosophy that is promoted by the alliance.

    Meg AngevineSolo Lawyer
  • RIZEN has introduced a new dimension to my practice. I am now surrounded by experienced colleagues I can trust and who I turn to when I have confidential questions.

    Lise PatryPATRY LAW
  • I considered joining a firm but was turned off by how much of my revenues the firms wanted to keep - 60% of my billings in one case. Being a RIZEN member is like working inside a law firm because I have colleagues and back office support but I decide what services I need ...and it's not based on my revenues.

    Lise PatryPATRY LAW
  • Having just opened my solo practice, RIZEN was perfect. Being a part of the alliance has allowed me to quickly connect with other sole practitioners who have helped build my practice.

    Chris WallaceOutside Counsel
  • RIZEN has provided me the opportunity to work with a virtual team of like-minded business lawyers which is a refreshing change. Even better, I get to keep my independence while having work colleagues.

    Chris WallaceOutside Counsel