The 2017 Legal Innovation Index, compiled by Janders Dean and Lexis Nexis, seeks to recognise the most innovative firms and legal professionals in Australia and New Zealand with unique solutions which add value for their clients. 'The Legal Innovation Index continues to bring together individuals and organisations whose efforts have created real steps forward in how we practice law and educate. This year once again sees a diverse range of organisations being recognised, from top tier law firms to startups, who all recognise that the legal landscape is changing and innovation is required to succeed,' Justin North of Janders Dean said.
The individual category finalists come from diverse areas of the law, including education, family law, community legal centres, and automation. They include: Andrea Perry-Petersen, LawRight; Graeme Grovum, Corrs Chambers Westgarth; Clarissa Rayward, Happy Lawyer Happy Life; Claudia King, Automio; Matthew Robinson, FCB Group; and a joint entry from University Academics, Smart Casual. The organisation category finalists include: Australian Migration Agent and Immigration Lawyer Association, Lexvoco, Hive Legal, You Legal, Pace Legal, Helix Legal, Minter Ellison, Gilbert + Tobin, Pinsent Masons, Westpac Legal Team, Herbert Smith Freehills, Allens, and Corrs Chambers Westgarth. The winners of the 2017 Legal Innovation Index will be announced in Sydney on 30 August 2017 and published online.