The Changing Lawyer Awards

Celebrating excellence in legal innovation

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TCL Awards 2020

About The Changing Lawyer Awards:

The Changing Lawyer Awards represent an opportunity for individuals, firms, and companies in the legal industry to be recognized for their willingness to embrace change -- through new technology, service models, or behavior.

The Changing Lawyer was first published in 2017 as a collection of articles which explored many of the changes taking place in the legal industry. The Awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate those individuals and organizations which have best embraced and championed change.

2020 Nominations Are Now Open!

Deadline for Submissions

Friday, September 25
Should you have any questions about submissions please contact Mitch Steichen at msteichen@litera.com.

 

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Law Firm of the Year

The Law Firm of the Year Award recognizes the law firm that has most successfully reimagined the way they serve their clients.

Entries should include a brief overview of the law firm and details on new processes that have improved the value the firm provides to their clients. Evidence in the form of key metrics and written references are encouraged.

Entries will be reviewed for one or more of the following criteria:

  • Impact on new client acquisition or growth of existing accounts
  • An increase in client retention or satisfaction
  • Measured efficiencies or time-savings for the firm's lawyers
  • Improvement in legal matter management
Disruptor of the Year

The Disruptor of the Year Award recognizes the alternative legal service provider or legal tech supplier that has most successfully disrupted the broader legal profession.

Entries should include a brief overview of the company, details on the product or service offered to law firms, and how the product or service solves pain points for law firms. Evidence in the form of key metrics and written references are encouraged.

Entries will be reviewed for one or more of the following criteria:

  • How the technology has disrupted the legal profession
  • Return on investment for customers
  • The degree to which it gives law firms a competitive advantage
  • Impact on the customer's ability to better serve their clients
Legal Innovator

The Legal Innovator of the Year Award recognizes the individual who has driven the most significant change within their firm.

Entries should include a brief bio of the nominee with an outline of their role, details on projects they've been involved in and their strategic vision, and how the individual has displayed leadership within the firm. Evidence in the form of key metrics and written references are encouraged.

Entries will be reviewed for one or more of the following criteria:

  • Evidence of how they positively impacted the law firm and its clients
  • Adoption of new technology and services at the law firm
  • Return on investment in new services or technology driven by the individual
  • Demonstrable impact on the firm's value through the individual's initiatives
Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has been influential throughout their career as a champion of change, demonstrating a commitment to driving the evolution and beneficial impact of technology within legal services. Nominated by the Changing Lawyer Awards judging panel, the award honors a visionary in the legal technology space, one who has displayed exceptional merit, leadership, and vision during their career.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be chosen by The Changing Lawyer Awards panel of judges.