2007 InnovAction Award Winners

Four law firms—one a global player making its submission from Washington, D.C., regional firms from Denver, Colorado, and Sydney, Australia, and a Los Angeles firm—have been selected by the College of Law Practice Management for the 2007 InnovAction Awards for excellence and innovation in the management and delivery of legal services.

DLA Piper US

In Washington, D.C., the global firm DLA Piper US was selected for its New Perimeter project initiative. This initiative expands what it means for lawyers to commit to pro bono service.  New Perimeter’s mission is to bring their legal expertise to bear strategically on some of the world’s most pressing problems – creating, providing legal support for, and completing major projects that address such issues as health care, hunger, corruption, environmental sustainability, economic development, law reform and human rights.    Their volunteer attorneys work on initiatives in underdeveloped or developing countries, where they assist in building institutions that will endure and open the way for stronger societies and better lives.

Holland & Hart LLP

The Denver, Colorado, regional firm of Holland & Hart LLP was selected for the community service projects and efforts of its Holland & Hart Foundation.  Holland & Hart formed the Foundation not only with the goal of giving back to the community but also building relationships between attorneys and staff and among offices and practices within the firm.  It acts as the “heart” of Holland & Hart by creating opportunities for firm members to work side-by-side in their communities.  As a unique model, the Foundation enables and empowers Holland & Hart volunteers to make worthwhile contributions to the many communities that sustain them and to get to know each other in the process.

Mallesons Stephen Jaques

Mallesons Stephen Jaques of Sydney, Australia, created its innovative TalentNet initiative as their answer to the highly competitive labor market in Australia.  TalentNet is a web-based solution for recruitment management.  It manages all internal and external processes in the recruitment lifecycle, from the requisition through to the final appointment.  TalentNet provides the candidate with an engaging experience while addressing the desire of today’s recruits for “self service” solutions and “personal” touch points.  TalentNet has vastly improved the firm’s recruitment outcome while reducing the administrative overhead in the process.

Raskin Peter Rubin & Simon, LLP

Formation of the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) by Raskin Peter Rubin & Simon, LLP, qualified the Los Angeles, California, firm for a 2007 InnovAction Award.  Established in 2004, AMEC addresses the lack of support in the career development of in-house counsel in the entertainment industry and the lack of recognition for corporate counsel who directly contribute to the success of a television program or motion picture.  AMEC organizes and sponsors programs designed to equip in-house counsel with the skills necessary to excel.  The Media and Entertainment Counsel Awards were inaugurated in 2005 to recognize those members who have achieved the highest levels of success in their areas of expertise.

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