Create InnovAction Awards Awareness
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Dear Fellows:
On Monday, the College opened nominations for the 2017 InnovAction Awards. For 13 years, the InnovAction Awards have celebrated innovations in law practice management and the delivery of legal services. Winners of past InnovAction Awards have come from around the world and areas of practice from large law firms representing corporate America to newer firms disrupting the BigLaw world to nonprofits providing invaluable access-to-justice services for those who cannot afford traditional private practitioners.
With innovation in law accelerating and expanding, embracing technology developments more than ever, we are hopeful the InnovAction Awards will grow in significance and meaning. We need to make the Awards known and spread the word that the nomination period is open. Can I ask your assistance in doing so?
To make it easier, I am including a draft tweet, a draft blog post (also suitable for a LinkedIn article or Facebook post), and the College's news release. Apart from any social media outreach, please consider whether there are local or regional publications you can contact. Such an article could be a good way to promote your firm in addition to the InnovAction Awards.

Suggested Tweet

To all legal innovators: Call for InnovAction Award entries now open.  Please RT

Suggested Blog Post / LinkedIn Article or Face Book Post

Innovation in the practice of law and the delivery of legal services is happening. A lot. And the pace of innovation is accelerating. From artificial intelligence to practice management software to documents online and more, real people—not just lawyers—are using their creativity to make a mark in the legal profession. The InnovAction Awards celebrate and recognize the best innovations in the practice of law management and the delivery of legal services.
The College of Law Practice Management oversees the InnovAction Awards. The College’s mission is to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of law practice management. The InnovAction awards, now in their 13th year, have honored the following winners from around the globe:
  • Axiom
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner, LLP (BLP) and Higgs and Sons Solicitors,
  • DLA Piper US
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • The Law Chambers of Nicholas Critelli, P.C.
  • Littler Mendelson, PC
  • Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • Legal Talent Lab
  • Masons
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • New Family Organization
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, LLP
  • Novus Law
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • Pillsbury Winthrop
  • Practical Law Company
  • Pro Bono Net
  • Raskin Peter Rubin & Simon, LLP
  • Riverview Law
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • Simpson Grierson
  • University of California Irving College of Law
  • University of Miami
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Wragge & Co.
The period for nominations for the 2017 InnovAction Awards is now open. If you, or someone you know, has done something innovative that advances the practice of law management or the delivery of legal services, visit the InnovAction area of the College website or download the news release or 2017 application form
Please help us spread the word. Let those in your world know about the InnovAction Awards.
Patrick J. Lamb, Chair
InnovAction Awards

2016-2017 BOARD

William C. Migneron, Jr.
Mark T. Greene
Cherie Olland
Steve Nelson

Andrew Adkins, III
Maggie Callicrate, Past President
Joan Feldman
Terri Pepper Gavulic
Mark T. Greene
Tom Grella
Patrick Lamb
Michael Mills
Sharon Nelson
Dan Pinnington
Mark Tamminga
Kendal Tyre


Debbie Curtis-O'Connell


Sharon Nelson
Mark Tamminga

Patrick Lamb

Tom Clay, Chair
Ida Abbott
D. Casey Flaherty
Merrilyn Astin Tarlton
Tony Williams


Patrick Lamb | Valorem Law Group
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