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? *
Law department Nominee company name: *
Contact e-mail address for department head: *
Nominee city: *
Nominator full name: *
Nominator title: *
Nominator company/organization name: *

Please outline a project/initiative the legal department has done in the last year that demonstrates innovation in law department management. (Provide as much detail as possible to a maximum of 3500 characters)

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Why was the project important to the department?
Were there cost savings as a result of the project?
Did it impact other business units? Please explain:
Please state the individuals who were part of the project:
Please indicate if there was a project leader:
What was the ultimate outcome of the project:
Was there any recognition from company leadership regarding the changes put in place?
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