This year, the competition added the announcement of a runner up and honorable mention in each category. A series of videos showcasing the winners in each category will be posted to the ALTA site between now and Nov. 10. The date for each category’s video is shown in the table below.
|Award Category||Winner||Runner Up||Honorable Mention|
|Access to Justice (Monday, Nov. 1)||Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico||Michele Pistone, professor of law, Villanova University||Ben Carter, senior litigation and advocacy counsel, Kentucky Equal Justice Center|
|Court (Tuesday, Nov. 2)||Justice Deno Himonas, Utah Supreme Court||Judge Clemens Landau, presiding judge, Salt Lake City Justice Court||David Slayton, vice president of court consulting services, National Center for State Courts|
|Enterprise (Wednesday, Nov. 3)||InCloudCounsel (rebranding as Ontra)||Priori Legal||Neota Logic|
|Individual (Thursday, Nov. 4)||Glenn Rawdon, program counsel for technology, Legal Services Corporation||Jennifer Mendez, director of knowledge management innovation, Fisher Phillips||David Wang, chief innovation officer, Wilson Sonsini|
|Law Department (Friday, Nov. 5)||UpWork||Startup Legal Garage||VillageMD|
|Law Firm (Monday, Nov. 8)||Fisher Phillips||Lauren Sturdivant, founder, Rising Tide Law||Sam McAllister, director of litigation technology, Lightfoot, Franklin & White|
|Startup (Tuesday, Nov. 9)||Clearbrief||Athennian||SettleForFree.com|
|Technology (Wednesday, Nov. 10)||Unicourt||Embedded expungement project, Lawyaw||Filevine|
The competition received 184 nominations in the eight categories, which were winnowed down to 24 finalists.
“The caliber of finalists this year was superb and the awards competition was tight,” Tom Martin, cofounder of the awards and CEO of of LawDroid, said in an email. “All finalists were standouts in their categories and it goes without saying that all should be very proud of their achievement.”
Winners were selected by a panel of judges, who you can see listed on the ALTA site.