The 2017 Innovatio Awards is the pre-eminent award program designed to celebrate innovation in-house. Ultimately, it is about sharing best practices of the in-house bar to reflect the maturity of Canadian law departments. 

The awards will recognize members of in-house departments within the Canadian legal market. 

These awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative, and creative in meeting the needs of their clients and organizations. 

The Innovatio awards will be judged by a panel of highly regarded in-house counsel to determine the winners, based on a range of criteria including outcomes for the overall business, cost savings, efficiency and effectiveness. 

Nominations will be evaluated based on small and large in-house departments.


A separate nomination form is required for each nominee/team/project 

If you have questions regarding the nomination process, please contact InHouse Editor Jennifer Brown at 

Please be advised that any information submitted on these forms may be published in Canadian Lawyer InHouse and/or Canadian Lawyer Magazine print and online publications. 

Please submit nominations by March. 15, 2017. 

Contact information
Please indicate if this nomination is for a small [1 to 10] or large [more than 10 lawyers] law department *
Is the legal department part of a public sector or a non-profit organization? *
Nominee company name: *
Nominee email address for department head: *
Nominee(s) city: *
Nominator full name: *
Nominator title: *
Nominator company/organization name: *

Please outline a recent merger/acquisition deal in the last 12 months that was handled primarily by the in-house legal department. (3500 characters maximum)

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Please state the individuals who were involved in the deal from the in-house department:
Please explain how the department handled the deal in an innovative or efficient manner compared to the other experiences on similar deals:
What were the positive business outcomes/benefits for the company?
Can you state what the approximate savings were to the organization by having the in-house team handle this deal?
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