The InnovAction Awards for 2010 have been announced. It honors innovation in law practice. 

InnovAction is a program of the College of Law Practice of Management. COLPM and InnovAction focus on law practice management writ large; the awards are not targeted at any one dimension such as technology or marketing. (I am a trustee of COLPM and a Friend of InnovAction but had no role the judging process.) Quoting from the the InnovAction website

2010 InnovAction Winner

Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Interactive

LawHelp Interactive provides a national infrastructure for online legal document assembly and helps tens of thousands of low-income people each year to complete needed legal forms. LawHelp Interactive was launched in 2005 with support from the Legal Services Corporation, and was used last year to complete nearly 150,000 civil court forms covering such critical areas as child support, protection orders for victims of domestic violence, consumer debt and eviction. LawHelp Interactive increases efficiency for legal aid programs, allowing more people to be helped in less time. It also removes barriers to pro bono participation by making it easier for attorneys to work in areas of law where they may lack experience, and by allowing them to spend less time on tedious paperwork and more time interacting with clients.

2010 InnovAction Honorable Mention

Axiom for its Function Outsourcing initiative:

Axiom’s ability to deliver complex, highly coordinated function outsourcing arrangements result in significant cost savings and notable efficiency benefits for clients. For example, an existing Axiom client found itself under significant cost pressure in 2008. After thoroughly analyzing the client’s workflow, Axiom was able to scope out a sustainable solution on a fixed-fee basis in which half of the client’s technology contracts department was outsourced to Axiom. Unlike many traditional outside counsel providers, the Axiom team delivered transparency to the client, was able to contract or expand in size depending on demand flow, and delivered metrics and efficiency strategies that the client implemented as “best practices” throughout its entire operation.

InnovAction Award