InnovAction Rising Star Judging Criteria 

Entries will be reviewed and selections made by the InnovAction Awards Judges. The InnovAction Rising Star entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Accomplishment. To what degree are the nominee's contributions extraordinary? How much value was added to an organization or the industry as a whole because of the nominee's efforts?
  • Impact. How significantly did the nominee's contributions change their organization or the legal ecosystem? How sustainable are the contributions?
  • Contribution. What level of influence did the nominee's creativity and ingenuity contribute to the organization or the legal industry?


Anyone can nominate anyone; self-nominations are allowed. The celebration of innovators is based on many things, but in general, sustained innovation is more valuable than a single innovation (though there may be exceptions). There are no time limits. The value is in the degree of impact and open exchanges of ideas.

All entries and supporting documents are subject to verification. Once submitted, entries become the property of the College of Law Practice Management and will not be returned. All entrants must be willing for their entries to be the subject of articles published in legal and business media. All entrants must be available for interviews and provide requested information in connection with verification of entries to the College of Law Practice Management. Only entries submitted in accordance with these instructions will be considered. We reserve the right to disqualify, at any time, any entries that do not comply with these instructions, including maximum word counts. If submissions are not deemed significantly innovative, the College also reserves the right not to present an award.

Individuals working at organizations employing members of the Board of Trustees of the College of Law Practice Management or members of the InnovAction Awards Judges are ineligible for consideration.