InnovAction Awards Overview

Recognizing Innovation and Innovators in Action Around the World

The InnovAction Awards are a worldwide search for lawyers, law firms, and other deliverers of legal services currently engaged in extraordinary innovative efforts. The awards illustrate what can be created when passionate professionals, with big ideas and strong convictions, are determined to make a difference. Each year, we present the InnovAction Awards to those unsung heroes and rising stars within the legal profession who dare to think differently and succeed by doing so.

The College of Law Practice Management's InnovAction Awards feature three categories of awards:

  • Category #1 (Innovations): We will continue to honor an organization's Innovations as we have since 2004, and
  • Category #2 (Innovators): This category celebrates individuals—InnovActors.
  • Category #3 (InnovAction Rising Stars): The College will recognize individuals who have exhibited high potential in an early stage of their career (at least 5 and not more than 10 years) and who have not yet achieved a chief-level position.

Award Benefits

InnovAction Award winners are recognized as being the best of the best among individuals, firms, and legal service providers taking chances and creating advantages for providers and clients. 


  • have the opportunity to share their innovation at the Futures Conference—often considered the highest level cross-functional gathering of industry thought leaders;
  • are highlighted and promoted in ads placed in our media sponsor publications, on the College website, and featured in the College of Law Practice Managements e-newsletter;
  • are prominently featured on the InnovAction Hall of Fame page that celebrates the innovative accomplishments on a global basis; and
  • receive a beautiful crystal award to commemorate their achievements.

Competition Information

  • Competition Opens: April 8, 2022
  • Entry Deadline: June 3, 2022
  • Entry Fee: $250 USD [fee waived for 501(c)(3) organizations]

Eligibility & Judging Criteria

Entry Forms to Download:


If you have any questions about the InnovAction Awards Program, send your inquiry to [email protected] or call: 

William (Bill) Garcia
InnovAction Chair
Thompson Hine LLP

Debbie O’Connell
COLPM Administrator
College of Law Practice Management