Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018

January 1, 2018

March 23, 2018

http://www.thelegalinnovationawards.com

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Awards Description

Celebrating creative excellence in the legal profession

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
Friday 25 May 2018, 12:30pm
The Brewery, London, UK

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ENTER NOW – DEADLINE FRIDAY 23 MARCH 2018

Be recognised for leading the pack, for innovating in your sector and for working on precedent-setting, game-changing projects and initiatives. The Legal Week Innovation Awards will take place on the afternoon of Friday 25 May at The Brewery in the heart of London.

The Awards, now in their fourth year, are open to law firms, chambers, in-house legal departments and alternative business structures. They celebrate outstanding achievement within the profession. By recognising exceptional achievement and best practice, they underline the crucial role promoting innovation played by lawyers working in tandem with colleagues in other disciplines such as marketing, business development, finance, IT, project management, operations, PR and recruitment.

The 20 categories have been carefully chosen to reflect the variety of work undertaken by business lawyers working at law firms, legal departments and other providers of legal services.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AWARD CATEGORIES

WHY ENTER?

• The Awards are judged by a panel comprising Georgina Stanley, editor of Legal Week, alongside a carefully selected group of independent experts from the sector

• A transparent judging process will involve great debate and plenty of discussion. An official judging day unites our judges to compare and contrast entries where our winners will be chosen

• Entries are judged on strictly enforced criteria, creating a level playing field for all submissions

The Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018 are free to enter, however we do encourage you to support our chosen charity, Embrace Child Victims of Crime, when you submit your entries.

ENTRY QUERIES

Contact: Duncan Campbell
T +44 (0)20 3868 7525
DCampbell@alm.com

Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018: Categories

The Outstanding Innovator Award

Future of Legal Services Innovation – Private Practice

Future of Legal Services Innovation – In-house Legal Operations

Legal Services Procurement Innovation

AI Innovation

International Law Firm Innovation

ABS Innovation

Chambers Innovation

Rising Star Innovation Award

Marketing Innovation

Business Development Innovation

PR & Communications Innovation

Client Management Innovation

Knowledge Management Innovation

CSR Innovation

HR Innovation

Diversity Innovation

Training Innovation

Supplier Innovation – Technology

Supplier Innovation – Services

Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018:
Categories & Criteria

Anyone can submit an entry, as long as they or the firm/company they are entering meet the criteria for the relevant category. There is also only one entry per firm/company per award.

The time period covered by entries should be the 12-18 months prior to the entry deadline.  With the exception of the International Law Firm Innovation Award, a substantial part of the initiative or project cited in the entry must relate to activity undertaken in the UK or by UK-based personnel.

Covering statement and evidence
Your 800 word statement is your entry. It must ‘tell the story’ while also seeking to cover the specific criteria as set out in each category.

The weakest part of many entries is often the failure to include clear evidence of achievement or explanation of why the achievement was significant or innovative. The judges will be harsh on entries that do not include clear statements of objectives and targets supported by evidence that these targets were reached. For example, if business growth is the target, achievement of it should be demonstrated in measurable terms.

All the information contained in the entries that is marked confidential will remain so, and will not be released without the permission of the entrant.

Supporting material
There is a strict limit of one piece of supporting material per entry. It is not obligatory to include supporting material – indeed it could count against you if the material is not pertinent to the entry. If you do include such material (which must be in digital form) please refer to it in your covering statement.

Categories

 

The Outstanding Innovator Award

This award is not open for entries. This special category will be given to an individual working within or for the legal sector who has shown outstanding long term commitment to new thinking.

Future of Legal Services Innovation – Private Practice

Eligibility
Open to law firms and and alternative business structures

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services through deployment of new legal and business processes. The entry should clearly set out the project’s goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Future of Legal Services Innovation – In-House Legal Operations

Eligibility
Open to in-house legal departments

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services through deployment of new legal and business processes. The entry should clearly set out the project’s goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Legal Services Procurement Innovation

Eligibility
Open to in-house legal departments

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the procurement of legal services by in-house legal departments. The entry should clearly set out the project’s goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

AI Innovation

Eligibility
Open to law firms, legal departments and alternative business structures.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the application of artificial intelligence. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

International Law Firm Innovation

Eligibility
Open to multi-office international law firms only. This is not open to law firm networks.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services across a law firm’s network of offices across the globe. This could be a focused project or one that transforms a key element of the entrant’s culture or performance. Indeed, it could relate to the drawing up and implementation of an over-arching strategy for the business. The entry should clearly set out the project’s goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

ABS Innovation

Eligibility
Open to Alternative Business Structures.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services by Alternative Business Structures. This could be a focused project or one that transforms a key element of the entrant’s culture or performance. Indeed, it could relate to the drawing up and implementation of an over-arching strategy for the business. The entry should clearly set out the project’s goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Rising Star Innovation Award

Eligibility
Open to individuals with less than ten years of professional experience in their chosen field working in law firms, alternative business structures, in-house legal departments, chambers or legal suppliers.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to identify and individual who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her employer by promoting innovation in the delivery of legal services. The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Marketing Innovation

Eligibility
Open to law firms and alternative business structures.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of marketing. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Business Development Innovation


Eligibility
Open to law firms and alternative business structures.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of business development. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words

PR and Communications Innovation

Eligibility
Open to law firms and alternative business structures.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of PR and communications. The entry should either focus on a clearly defined project or initiative or provide details of a case study that exemplifies the team’s innovative approach to PR and communications. In the case of a project/initiative, the entry should outline its objectives and provide hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Client Management Innovation

Eligibility
Open to law firms and alternative business structures.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of client relationship management (CRM). The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Knowledge Management Innovation

Eligibility
Open to law firms, legal departments and alternative business structures.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of knowledge management. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

CSR Innovation

Eligibility
Open to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of corporate social responsibility. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Human Resource Innovation


Eligibility
Open to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments

Entry Criteria
This awards seeks to uncover the human resources teams driving change through their businesses with initiatives that set them out from the crowd. This could include policy implementation; benefits and incentives to encourage new attitudes and ways of thinking; or strategies around recruiting and retaining talent to shape the firm in the future.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Diversity Innovation

Eligibility
Open to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of diversity. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Training Innovation

Eligibility
Open to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of training. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been – or are being – achieved.

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Supplier Innovation – Technology

Eligibility
Open to all suppliers of technology products and services to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments.

Entry Criteria
Entrants must demonstrate originality in the delivery of their products and/or service. Entries for this award should focus on a single project that exemplifies the quality of the product or service being supplied.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
– Expertise and professionalism
– Innovation
– Value for money
– Customer care and satisfaction
– Measurable success

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Supplier Innovation – Services

Eligibility
Open to all suppliers of services to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments that do not have a technology focus. Examples include recruitment consultants, providers of temporary lawyers, PR consultancies and management consultants.

Entry Criteria
Entrants must demonstrate originality in the delivery of their products and/or service. Entries for this award should focus on a single project that exemplifies the quality of the product or service being supplied.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
– Expertise and professionalism
– Innovation
– Value for money
– Customer care and satisfaction
– Measurable success

The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits. If submitting your entry as a document, you must use the same headings and comply with the word counts; please also record the word count for each section on your document.

1) Name of organisation

2) Project/Initiative – define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.

3) Implementation – how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.  450 words.

4) Feedback – please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

 

Contact Information

DCampbell@alm.com

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