April 16, 2014 – The State Bar wants to hear about the innovators and the ideas that are bringing positive change to Wisconsin’s legal landscape. Nominate a Wisconsin Legal Innovator who breaks with tradition to do it better, differently. Do you know a risk taker who, despite barriers, finds creative, new solutions to client problems? A visionary who is passionate about using technology to drive internal efficiencies to deliver cost-effective legal services? A trailblazer who is determined to transform a firm’s culture to ensure the firm thrives in tomorrow’s marketplace?
Why Nominate a Wisconsin Legal Innovator?
The practice of law is undergoing historic change. That change is driven by many things, including technology, economics, regulatory issues, and changing client expectations – all of which will have an impact on tomorrow’s practice.
Through “That’s a Fine Idea! Legal Innovation Wisconsin,” the State Bar of Wisconsin will showcase examples of legal innovation already underway. Help us tell that story.
What Are We Looking For?
Innovation can come in many forms. It could mean:
- New ways to use technology to improve client service or serve a new market
- Best practices for promoting workplace diversity
- New marketing/business development strategies
- New ways of providing pro bono or reduced-cost services
- Changes in internal operations that result in greater efficiency
How Will We Showcase Legal Innovators?
The people behind the best examples of legal innovation will be prominently featured in an upcoming issue of the print and online Wisconsin Lawyer magazine.
Who Can Nominate or Be Nominated?
Legal innovation can occur anywhere in the legal system. Thus, anyone can nominate a Wisconsin Legal Innovator, and anyone providing services within Wisconsin’s legal community is eligible for nomination. Visit ThatsaFineIdea.com for examples of those eligible for nomination.
How Do I Submit a Nomination?
Complete the nomination form available at www.wisbar.org/innovate, or just type ThatsaFineIdea.com in your Internet browser to get to the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2014.