2014 InnovAction Award Winners
Congratulations to 2014 Award Winners
OnRamp Fellowship, Legal Talent Lab
Key Team Members: Caren Ulrich Stacey of legal Talent Lab in collaboration with several partners and directors at Sidley, Hogan Lovells, Baker Botts and Cooley
The OnRamp Fellowship, created in December 2013, aims to address this problem by replenishing the pipeline of mid to senior level women lawyers in law firms. As the first “Returnship” ever launched in the legal profession, the Fellowship is a re-entry platform that matches experienced women lawyers returning to the profession with law firms for a one-year, paid position. This unique experiential learning program gives returning women an opportunity to demonstrate their value in the marketplace while also broadening their experience, skills, and legal contacts. In turn, the legal profession and law firms benefit by engaging with a previously untapped pool of high-performers and by increasing gender diversity in the profession.
Achieving Cultural Transformation, Higgs & Sons Solicitors
Key Team Members: Glyn Morris, Higgs & Sons, Paul Hunt, Higgs & Sons, Krishna Balthu, Higgs & Sons, Prof. Ben Clegg, Aston Business School
Higgs & Sons (Higgs) has successfully delivered an innovative programme aimed at transforming its culture and operations, and at the same time redefined its brand as an early innovator and a role model within the UK legal industry.
Through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Aston Business School (Aston), Higgs has developed a unique methodology for achieving cultural transformation throughout the fabric of a law firm with a 139 year history.
The 2014 InnovAction Awards are sponsored at the Platinum level by: Attorney at Work; Greenfield/Belser Ltd.; Practical Law Company; and RightHat. Limited Gold Sponsors are: Mattern & Associates and Ricoh Legal. Gold level sponsors are: ABA Law Practice Division; Association of Legal Administrators and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). Silver level sponsors are: Altman Weil, Inc.; Integreon and Legal Marketing Association. Host Sponsors are: NSource.
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