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 full name: *
Nominee e-mail address: *
Nominee title: *
Nominee company/organization: *
Nominee city: *
Nominator full name: *
Nominator title: *
Nominator company/organization name: *

How long has the individual been in this leadership position?
How long has the individual been working in-house?
Please outline the individual’s leadership role in the legal department/organization. [Provide as much detail as possible to a maximum of 450 words]

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What leadership skills does he/she demonstrate that exemplifies excellence in-house?
Describe the management style/business practices the individual has brought to the legal department to improve the overall way work gets done i.e. technology tools, project management, external law firm management, team development, budget process etc.
Why should this person be considered a leader in the in-house bar in Canada?
Provide examples of the individual’s involvement in professional or other organizations:
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