Legal Innovation in Operations (LIO) Project

The 2023 LIO Project is now closed for submissions.

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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.

2023 Important Dates
February 1, 2023 – application open for submissions
February 22, 2023 – submission application closes
March 15, 2023 – official recipients announced
May 15-18 – recipients recognized at the CLOC Global Institute

The 2022 recipients are proudly highlighted below. Please take a moment to review their innovations.

Congratulations to 2022 LIO Project Recipients

Visual Contract & Document Redesign Project

TIM worked with Villa-Visual Law Studio to redesign legal communications through process simplification by restructuring contracts and documents so they would be more easily understood by users. The primary outcome achieved was visual and digital transformation of legal documents resulting in reduction of lawsuits.

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Experiential Student/Client Business Challenge

LiteLab created a program to educate future lawyers on how to address the challenge of “doing more with less” by working directly with inhouse teams to solve a discrete business challenge by learning and applying legal design thinking, business model canvas, agile methodology and computational thinking, using low/no code platforms to build PoC solutions that can be easily maintained.

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Designing a Meaningful Data-Driven Equity, Inclusion & Diversity (EID) Program

Kaiser partnered with Digitory Legal to undertake a two-phase project including designing of workflows to ensure diversity data is consistently tagged within the company’s billing system. This initiative also required detailed staffing and budget plans be provided to promote “mindful” work allocation and equitable distribution of career advancing roles to diverse attorneys.

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