20 submits application to InnovAction Awards

Michael CarabashSo Dan Pinnington’s consistent encouragement on Slaw to submit an application was just too tempting! As such, I am pleased to announce that Dynamic Legal Forms has submitted an application to the College of Law Practice Management’s InnovAction Awards. Each year, a number of extraordinarily innovative ideas in law practice management are recognized by Innovaction. Past winners have included: Global law firm, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (ValuChain Outsourcing Methodology for Visual Contracting) Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (PeopleFinder), and global legal services firm Novus Law LLC (document the e-discovery process from collection to production). These firms and their innovative ideas can be read about on the InnovAction’s website. I spoke with the organizers of the award, who informed me that there have been about 10-20 entries in the past few years and there are no maximum number of winners – it all depends on whether the award is warranted in the particular circumstances. The purpose of the award is to recognize new solutions that have never been done before (or done quite this way before), take a concept and turn it into action, has had some measure of success, and must have taken place within no more than 3 years prior to the entry. The fee is around USD$325 and the deadline for entering is June 1, 2009.

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