If you innovate, earn recognition. 

The College of Law Practice Management (I am a trustee) sponsors the InnovAction Award. InnovAction honors innovation in law practice management. Law firms, law departments, and other legal service providers (but not vendors) can apply. Innovation can range from creative office design, to technology, to a marketing campaign. New this year, applicants can win Honorable Mention.

Take a moment to review the InnovAction web site and consider submitting an application. For more information:

From the College of Law Practice Management, here is more information:

From Procter & Gamble to IBM to Federal Express, from nylon to photocopiers to the electron microscope — some of the world’s most well-known companies and products were born in past recessions and depressions. The current economic crisis will be no exception — when times are tough, forward-thinking people will find ways to do things better. That applies especially to the practice of law.

In the grip of an historic recession, the legal profession is finally taking innovation seriously. Innovations in the business and practice of law, once rare, are starting to emerge all over the world. From new billing and compensation models to original talent retention strategies to high-efficiency client services fuelled by information technology, law firms are finally getting it: innovation is the key to triumphing over both the downturn and the competition.

Is your law practice one of the profession’s leading lights of innovation? Have you or someone within your firm with vision and courage led a groundbreaking effort to practice law differently? Have you developed a new and better way of serving clients, a breakthrough way to find new business, a truly innovative way to value and sell your services? If so, then you deserve the recognition of lawyers and clients in your region and worldwide. And if so, the College of Law Practice Management (www.colpm.org) wants to hear from you.

The College of Law Practice Management is now accepting entries for the 2009 InnovAction Awards at www.innovactionaward.com. Awards are presented for law practice innovations within law firms and legal departments that have never been done previously, or that take an existing innovation to the next level of originality and performance. Complete contest rules and application forms can be found at http://www.innovationaward.com; the Hall of Fame display of previous winners is at http://www.innovactionaward.com/halloffame.php.

There’s still time to be a market leader in innovation. Enter the InnovAction Awards today and show the world what your firm or department can do.

InnovAction Award