2012 InnovAction Awards

As the newly appointed chair of the InnovAction Awards, presented by the College of Law Practice Management, I am extraordinarily pleased to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 2012 awards season. The pace of change in the legal marketplace continues to accelerate.  If you have developed a new and better way to serve your clients, a breakthrough way to find new business, an efficient approach to managing your operations, or a truly innovative way to value and sell your services, you deserve the recognition of lawyers and clients in your region and worldwide by receiving a 2012 InnovAction award.

Past award winners include:  Berwin Leighton Paisner, LLPThe University of Toronto Faculty of LawThe University of Miami School of LawPro Bono NetAxiom LawNew Family OrganizationPractical Law Company, Inc.Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLPMallesons Stephen Jaques; Novus Law, LLC; and many more!  See the full list here.

Now in its 8th year, the InnovAction Awards conduct a worldwide search for lawyers, law firms and other providers of legal services who are engaged in extraordinary, game-changing, innovative activities.  The award entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Originality: Is this a novel idea or approach, or a new twist on an existing idea or approach?
  • Disruption: Does this entry change an important element of the legal services process for the better, and marketplace expectations along with it?
  • Value: Is the client and/or legal industry better off because of this entry, in terms of the affordability, ease, relevance or effect of legal services?
  • Effectiveness: Has this entry delivered real, demonstrable or measurable benefits, for the provider, its clients, or the marketplace generally?

Applications and more information are available at http://www.innovactionaward.com.  The submission deadline is June 15, 2012.