June 22, 2018
Nominations for the first annual Changing Lawyer Awards open today, recognizing individuals, firms, and companies in the legal industry for their role in embracing and driving change, whether through new technology, service models, or behavior.
The Changing Lawyer Awards is presented by Litera Microsystems, stemming from their publication, The Changing Lawyer. 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 that have best embraced and championed change.
“Working with legal professionals inspired us to create The Changing Lawyer publication because we wanted to acknowledge those galvanizing change in the delivery of legal services,” Julian Morgan, Litera Microsystems VP of Marketing & Partnerships said. “The Changing Lawyer Awards is our way of recognizing those individuals and organizations that are shaping the industry of the future.”
The Changing Lawyer Awards has four categories of recognition:
- The Outstanding Law Firm of the Year Award will recognize a law firm that has completed a transformation in the way they provide legal services, be it through process changes, creative billing arrangements, or some other innovation.
- The Outstanding Lawyer of the Year Award will recognize a lawyer that has encouraged adoption of new technology or services, improving client acquisition or retention while exploring market trends and using them to improve client relations through cost control & efficiency.
- The Disruptor of the Year Award will recognize an alternative legal service provider or legal tech startup that introduced a new technology that has disrupted the wider profession or offers a special expertise in tech, processes or the legal space.
- The Outstanding CIO of the Year Award will recognize a CIO who most effectively introduced a new technology or process which has enabled the firm to deliver better service to their clients.
The Changing Lawyer Awards nominations are now open. The deadline for submission is July 27. Nominations can be submitted on the awards website.
About Litera Microsystems
Litera Microsystems is the leading provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide. Our core products empower users to generate, review, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely, from any device. Today, Litera Microsystems supports thousands of document-intensive organizations across the globe, helping them satisfy the complex demands of clients and regulators.