December 7, 2021
By Nicole CotePage Reading Time: 2 minutes
San Jose, CA – December 7, 2021: The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (“CLOC”), whose mission is to enhance legal operations competence, improve in-house legal management and promote industry change, today announced the launch date of the 2022 Legal Innovation in Operations Project (“The LIO Project”). Through a formal entry and voting process, The LIO Project recognizes legal and business teams that have achieved innovation and design excellence in legal operations. The program recognizes three recipients of who will be announced during the CLOC Global Institute, May 9-12, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
First launched in 2020 with a focus on law firms, the LIO Project received seventeen submissions that were narrowed down to three innovative projects. The 2020 recipients recognized were:
- Husch Blackwell and their commitment to reengineer its compensation and incentive model.
- Kelley Drye and their commitment to learn and apply new thinking and execution methods geared towards addressing unmet needs of their clients.
- Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis, PC (“KO”) and its efforts to test and build a new contract management service that would complement its legal work.
After seeing tremendous success in 2020, the project is expanding to welcome submissions from the entire legal ecosystem, including legal service providers, law firms, academic providers, and in-house teams.
“There is a wealth of talent in this community and with every challenge presented, we’re seeing the bar raised on what is possible. These innovative ideas and solutions truly impact our ability to serve clients in new and meaningful ways,” said Mike Haven, President of CLOC’s Board. “We created the LIO Project to recognize outstanding work and showcase the value of investments made in legal operations. It also offers another valuable learning channel to help professionals and organizations across the legal community advance their own projects and solutions.”
The 2022 LIO Project submissions will open on February 1, 2022. All submissions will be reviewed and selected by a cross-section of industry leaders.
For more information about The LIO Project, please visit https://cloc.org/legal-innovation-operations-lio-project/.
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