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. 
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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(s) company/organization: *
Nominee(s) full names: *
Nominee(s) e-mail address: *
Nominee city: *
Nominator full name: *
Nominator title: *
Nominator company/organization name: *

Please outline a situation in the last year where the legal department took a lead role in a risk management initiative in the organization. What made the approach innovative? (3500 characters maximum)

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Please state the individuals who were part of the file:
Please indicate if there was a team leader:
Did you have assistance from an external law firm?
If yes, can you provide details (firm, key players, their role):
Is your legal department new to handling risk management for the organization?
Is the legal department working more closely with the rest of the organization on risk management now? Please explain and who spearheaded this approach:
Will this become the new standard in the organization?
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