The Changing Lawyer Summit Awards – 2021 Results
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.
This year we received a significant number of entries from all over the world – Canada, Europe, South America, and the United States. Congratulations to the winners, finalists, and everyone who was nominated this year.
“Overall, it was so pleasing to read about and see the many innovative projects happening within law firms. Warms my heart!”
– Emma Elliott, CEO Australasian Legal Practice Management Association
Legal Innovator of the Year
Farrah Pepper – The nomination sets forth the multiple ways Farrah drives innovation with measurable impact on her organization.
2. Peter Geovanes
3. Kerry Westland
Law Firm of the Year
Honigman – The firm was able to adopt new technologies that involved a combination of people, processes, and technology.
2. Troutman Pepper
Disruptor of the Year
Priori – Priori’s clients use the streamlined RFP process to engage lawyers at law firms of all sizes, whether for flexible, scalable legal support, local counsel, niche expertise, to reduce outside counsel spending, or to drive diversity in their outside counsel bench.
WFH Creative Award
Eversheds Sutherland – The development of the Open House app was a rapid and creative response to WFH. The app was highly successful in negating the negative impacts (isolation and disconnection) of WFH and, in fact, brought people together.
2. Taft Law
3. Anand and Anand
Lifetime Achievement Award
Jack Newton – As the CEO and Co-founder of Clio and a pioneer in cloud-based legal technology, Jack Newton has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security, ethics, and privacy issues surrounding cloud computing. He has become a nationally-recognized author and speaker on these topics. Jack has set a mission for himself to transform the practice of law for good, and for over a decade, his commitment has been unwavering. Jack’s tremendous vision has already made a profound impact on one of the world’s oldest professions.