Nominations are now open for The Changing Lawyer Awards 2019, recognizing individuals, firms and companies in the legal industry for their role in embracing and driving change, whether through new technology, service models, or behavior.

This is the second year of the award and the third year of The Changing Lawyer, an annual publication that started as a collection of articles exploring the changes taking place in the legal industry. The awards, sponsored by Litera Microsystems, are designed to recognize and celebrate those individuals and organizations that have best embraced and championed change.

The awards recognize achievement in four categories:

  • The Law Firm of the Year award recognizes the law firm that has most successfully reimagined the way it serves its clients.
  • The Legal Innovator of the Year award recognizes the individual who has driven the most significant change and provided strategic vision within their firm.
  • The Disruptor of the Year award recognizes the alternative legal service provider or legal tech supplier that has most successfully disrupted the broader legal profession.
  • The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes an individual who has been influential throughout their career as a champion of change, demonstrating a commitment to driving the evolution and beneficial impact of technology within legal services.

Once again this year, I will serve as one of the judges. The other judges are:

The deadline for nominations is July 10. Nominations can be submitted on the awards website. Winners will be announced at ILTACON 2019 in August.

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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.