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CLOC Recognizes Recipients of 2022 Legal Innovation in Operations Project

By Nicole Cote

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San Jose, CA – April 22, 2022:  The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (“CLOC”), the leading organization dedicated to transforming the business and practice of law, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Legal Innovation in Operations (LIO) Project awards.

Congratulations to:

  • TIM Brazil and Villa – Visual Law Studio
  • The University of Hong Kong, LITE Lab
  • Digitory Legal with Kaiser Permanente

First launched in 2020, the LIO Project was developed to honor innovation and design excellence in legal operations and recognize those contributing to the evolution of the global corporate legal ecosystem. This year’s recipients will be recognized during the CLOC Global Institute, May 9-12, 2022 in Las Vegas.

TIM Brazil and Villa -Visual Law Studio are being honored for their collaboration on the redesign of contracts and documents. The University of Hong Kong, LITE Lab (Law, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship) is being recognized for an innovation-focused experiential student/client business challenge. Digitory Legal with Kaiser Permanente is receiving the award for its data-driven Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EID) program.

“CLOC stands for creativity and innovation, and we are proud to recognize those who demonstrate these values in the relentless pursuit of transformation at scale in legal operations,” said Mike Haven, president of CLOC’s Board of Directors.

The LIO Project recognizes organizations that are developing innovation and design excellence through interaction with in-house legal operations teams, with a focus on how law firms are changing their practice group service and business models to better address client needs from an operational, rather than substantive, perspective. The program honors organizations that emphasize the analysis, design, and improvement of both the client experience and business performance through the lenses of its corporate legal function and its customers.

The final recipients were selected based on their ability to demonstrate the role and value of legal functions when focusing on business outcomes rather than solely on legal outcomes. Applicants are assessed based on several criteria, including:

  • Applicability of the solution to meet client needs and address a specific, articulated issue
  • Relevance of the problem across a large market of users/clients
  • How thoroughly the solution was stress tested
  • Feasibility that the solution can be easily built, replicated, or acquired by others
  • Whether the solution was delivered within one of the CLOC CORE 12 functional areas
  • Inclusiveness of the solution in addressing the needs of both business of law personnel and legal practitioners
  • Identification and application of specific metrics and measurements
  • Team and individual development of new learnings and insights gained from their efforts

CLOC congratulates the 2022 recipients and thanks all who submitted entries for this year’s LIO Project.

To learn more about the LIO Project, visit here.

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