I’ve been remiss in not mentioning this before now: the June 2 deadline for the College of Law Practice Management‘s annual Innovaction Awards is approaching fast. These awards recognize valuable and innovative projects undertaken by law firms in marketing, client service, recruitment, retention and other areas of law practice management. Previous winners of this prestigious competition, from firms of all sizes in the US, the UK and Australia, can show clients their dedication to innovative and efficient service and get bragging rights over their rivals to boot.
The application process is straightforward, and the potential benefits, including a chance to address the entire College at the award ceremony to demonstrate your winning initiative, are tremendous. I was honoured to serve as a judge last year, and I’m delighted to have been asked to do so again. Take a moment to tour the site, view the criteria, and then think about an innovative project within your own firm that could qualify. Innovation is going to be a cornerstone to successful law firms from now on — these awards can help you lay the foundation.