2015 InnovAction Awards Call for Entries

I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 11th Annual InnovAction Awards!  Each year, the College of Law Practice Management conducts a world-wide search for lawyers, law firms, law departments and others in the legal services field that have invented or successfully applied new business practices to the delivery of legal services, and recognizes successful contributions with an InnovAction Award.  The goal of the InnovAction Awards is to demonstrate to the legal community what can be created when dedicated professionals with big ideas and strong convictions are determined to make a difference.

 InnovAction Awards can be awarded in the following categories:

  • In-House
  • Law Schools
  • Law Firms
  • Service Providers and 
  • Pro Bono/Judiciary

Judging Criteria:

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 its effect on legal services?

Effectiveness: has this entry delivered real, demonstrable or measurable benefits, for the provider, its clients, or the marketplace generally?

Originality: is this a novel idea or approach, or a new twist on an existing idea or approach?


Any individual lawyer or law firm, practicing anywhere in the world, or any business providing services to lawyers, law firms or consumers are eligible. An individual lawyer or law firm may submit more than one entry so long as they are not duplicative.

 Only entries submitted in accordance with these instructions will be considered. We reserve the right to disqualify, at any time, any and all entries that do not comply with these instructions. All entries and supporting documents are subject to verification. Once submitted, entries become the property of the College of Law Practice Management and will not be returned. All entrants must be willing for their entries to be the subject of articles published in legal and business media. All entrants must be available for interviews and provide requested information in connection with verification of entries to The College of Law Practice Management. Any entrant who fails to comply with the foregoing will be disqualified.

For additional information, go to the How to Enter page to learn more. The deadline for submitting an application is June 30, 2015.

You can read about the winners here and browse the Hall of Fame to learn more about past Award recipients.


Timothy B. Corcoran is the Chair of the InnovAction Awards, the immediate past President of the Legal Marketing Association, and an elected Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. He delivers keynote presentations, conducts workshops, and advises leaders of law firms, in-house legal departments, and legal service providers on how to profit in a time of great change.  To inquire about his services, contact him at +1.609.557.7311 or at tim@corcoranconsultinggroup.com.