The overall winners will be announced September 7-16. The three finalists across each of the eight categories are:
The short-listed names, covering vendors and individuals, and across commercial law and A2J fields, were decided upon by a group of 20 judges, including legal tech aficionados Dennis Kennedy, Nick Rishwain, Jean Clauson, Carolyn Elefant and Colin Levy.
The three co-founders of the awards, Tom Martin, CEO of LawDroid; law firm founder, Patrick Palace; and well-known legal academic, Cat Moon, (see video announcement above), commented: ‘This project has been a labour of love, and everyone, especially our judges, have graciously offered their time and expertise to help shine a spotlight on some of the people that epitomise all the good this profession does every day for so many.’
Access to Justice – an organisation or individual who has made a difference by helping the underserved access the legal system through the use of technology.
Startup – a legal technology startup company that has created a product or service that shows significant promise in providing outsize benefits to its users.
Enterprise – an established legal technology company that has successfully grown a product or service that demonstrates a unique and positive impact on its users.
Technology – a technology applied in a new or novel way in the legal industry that achieves a significant benefit.
Law Firm – a law firm that utilizes technology to exceed client expectations in a significant, measurable way.
Individual – an individual who has demonstrated success throughout their career in making a positive difference in the world as it related to legal technology.
Court – a court that displays outstanding use of technology that achieves a significant benefit to the public.
Law Department – a law department that uses an innovative approach to create significant efficiencies or a positive human impact.
[ Artificial Lawyer, among others, is supporting these awards. ]