The College of Law Practice Management is seeking nominations for its annual InnovAction Awards, which honor innovations in law practice management and the delivery of legal services.

Nominations are sought of lawyers, law firms, law departments, nonprofits, tech companies, students, and others worldwide who have invented something or successfully applied innovative practices to the delivery of legal services.

InnovAction entries are considered for any innovation that relates to law practice management. Prior award winners have been law departments, law firms, law schools, service providers, consultants, the judiciary and pro bono groups.

Award entries will be judged based on four primary 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 – as well as marketplace expectations – for the better?
  • Value. Is the client 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?

Presentation of the awards will occur during the COLPM’s annual Futures Conference, Oct. 26-27, 2017, at the Georgia State University School of Law in Atlanta, GA.

There is a $250 fee to enter. Deadline for entries is June 16, 2017. Any lawyer, law firm, or entity providing services to clients in the legal marketplace anywhere in the world is eligible for consideration for the InnovAction Awards. Further, information about the awards, past winners, eligibility rules, and entry forms are available on the COLPM website.

Note: I am a COLPM fellow.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.