InnovAction Awards Overview

Discover the New Focus of our InnovAction Awards—Access to Justice

Still recognizing innovation leaders around the world, our InnovAction Awards have been refocused to spotlight extraordinary work specifically around removing barriers to access in our justice system. The College has always been a trailblazer in our support of access and fairness. Now the InnovAction Awards are aligned with this long-held commitment and mission.

Show us 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 the upstanders within the legal profession who dare to think differently and succeed by doing so.

In keeping with our mission, here are the the program's highlights:  

  • The 2024 InnovAction Award and a $10,000 cash prize will be presented at the Futures Conference in Washington, DC, March 12-13, 2024, to one winner. 
  • The winner must be a nonprofit organization [501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6)], a law school, or government agency.
  • All entries must demonstrate how access to justice is at the center of – or is a result of – the innovation. 

If you have any questions about the program's focus, please email us at [email protected]

Competition Information

  • Competition Opens: November 30, 2023
  • Entry Deadline: January 11, 2024
  • Entry Fees: 
    • Waived for 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations, law schools, or government agencies
    • $100 for joint nomination of a for-profit and nonprofit organization

Award Benefits

Eligibility & Judging Criteria

Entry Form to Download


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