InnovAction Awards

Recognizing Innovation in Action Around the World

The InnovAction Awards is a worldwide search for lawyers, law firms, and other deliverers of legal services who are currently engaged in some extraordinary innovative efforts. The goal is to demonstrate to the legal community what can be created when passionate professionals, with big ideas and strong convictions, are determined to make a difference. Each year, we present the coveted InnovAction Awards to those unsung heroes and rising stars within the legal profession who dare to think differently and succeed by doing so.

Applications for the 2014 InnovAction Awards are available now.  Please click here to download the application and tell us your story.

We have some exciting new changes for the 2014 InnovAction Awards.  We will be awarding InnvoAction Awards in the following categories: In-House, Law Schools, Law Firms, Service Providers and Pro Bono/Judiciary.  Please indicate on the application the category you are submitting your nomination for.  Additionally, as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the InnovAction Awards throughout the year, we will be spotlighting past InnovAction Award winners to see there their innovation has taken them.  A special award will be presented at the 2014 InnovAction Award presentation to the past InnovAction Award winner that has made the greatest impact to the profession.

2014 InnovAction Award press release.

For additional information, read the information below and then go to the How to Enter page to learn more.

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

 

Judging Criteria

The InnovAction 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?

Action must have taken place within no more than three years prior to this entry.

Eligibility

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.

Law firms employing members of the Board of Trustees of the College of Law Practice Management or members of the InnovAction Award Selection Committee will be ineligible for consideration.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the InnovAction Awards, please contact either:

Timothy B. Corcoran
InnovAction Chair
Corcoran Consulting Group
609-557-7311
tim@corcoranconsultinggroup.com

Karen Rosen
Administrator
College of Law Practice Management
720.271.7015
colpm@comcast.net

Official 2014 InnovAction Awards press release.