The College of Law Practice Management has announced that they are accepting nominations for the annual InnovAction Award Program.
This is a world-wide search for lawyers, law firms, law departments and others in the legal services field that have invented or successfully applied new business practices to the delivery of legal services. The goal of the InnovAction Awards is to demonstrate to the legal community what can be created when dedicated professionals with big ideas and strong convictions are determined to make a difference.
If you have developed a new and better way of serving clients, a breakthrough way to find new business, or a truly innovative way to value and sell your services, you deserve the recognition of lawyers and clients worldwide by receiving a 2011 InnovAction Award. In prior years, the InnovAction Awards recognized only unprecedented initiatives, but in today’s rapidly changing environment, that criterion no longer represents the realities of law practice management. Therefore, the 2011 Awards will focus on originality of ideas and approaches, positive market disruption, value to client or industry, and effectiveness of results.
Award entries will be judged on the basis of four primary 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?
The presentation of the InnovAction awards will occur in October at the College’s Annual Meeting and Conference in Chicago, IL. For applications and more information go to www.innovactionaward.com.