Legal Innovation in Operations (LIO) Project

The LIO project is a recognition program for legal operations Innovators. This is an opportunity to showcase your analysis, design, and implementation of projects that are advancing the industry.  

The global legal ecosystem is invited to participate including legal service providers, law firms, academic providers, and in-house teams that are eager to share the valuable contributions they have made to the future of legal operations capabilities.

2024 Important Dates
February 15, 2024 – application open for submissions
March 7, 2024 – submission application closes
April 3, 2024 – official recipients announced
May 6-9 – recipients recognized at the CLOC Global Institute

Click here for the submission details for 2024. 

Click here to apply for the 2024 LIO Project. 

The 2023 recipients are proudly highlighted below. Please take a moment to review their innovations.

Congratulations to 2023 LIO Project Recipients

Law Department Transformation Initiative

In just two years, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. transformed their law department with standardized processes, automation workflows, and customer feedback. The team improved customer service metrics and focused on sustainable change while enhancing their mission and vision.


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Legal Ops Mindset in Pro Bono Practice

Fundación Appleseed México provides legal assistance for Civil Society Organizations and is being recognized for changing the game in legal compliance. The group implemented a centralized case management system along with customer satisfaction surveys, and were able to cut response times in half and improve efficiency tenfold. 

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Effectiveness and Efficiency of Outside Counsel

Nationwide’s Office of the Chief Legal Officer transformed their outside counsel usage by implementing a firm selection tool, centralized firm relationship management, and a simplified governance process. Their changes resulted in a more efficient and consistent approach, reduced costs, and improved relationships. 

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