Legal Innovation in Operations (LIO) Project

The 2022 LIO Project submission process is now closed.

First launched in 2020 with a focus on law firms, The Legal Innovation in Operations (LIO) Project was developed as a prestigious recognition program honoring those that have achieved innovation and design excellence in legal operations, thereby contributing to the evolution of the global corporate legal ecosystem.

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. Read the full press release.

The 2022 LIO project recipients will be announced in April 2022!

2020 LIO Project Recipients

May I ask, how you incentivize your law firm workforce?

This LIO case study shares the story of Husch Blackwell and its commitment to reengineer its compensation and incentive model. Over the last several years Husch Blackwell completed an overhaul of the incentive structure in their compensation plan.

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May I ask, would you call your firm a ‘learning organization’?

This LIO case study shares the story of Kelley Drye and its commitment to learn and apply new thinking and execution methods geared towards addressing unmet needs of their clients.  The firm is building a methodical innovation capability that is informed by client conversations that are unconventional for law firms.

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May I ask, what have you actually built and what did you learn that might help us?

This case study shares the story of 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.  

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