2015 James I. Keane Memorial Award Nominations

It’s no secret that the delivery of legal services continues to evolve, and technology has played a key role. The Web has made it easier to communicate and collaborate with clients, lawyers, and other law firms. It has also made finding a lawyer, or connecting lawyers with potential clients, easier. From timekeeping and billing to full-fledged cloud-based practice management, lawyers are finding ways to leverage technology to deliver legal services in a more cost-effective, even user-friendly, manner. Other aspects of law, like eDiscovery, can also be done via the Web, narrowing the number of legal areas still untouched by technological advances and online collaboration.

The James I. Keane Memorial Award celebrates innovative delivery of personal legal services. Lawyers, law offices, and legal organizations that develop, use, and promote digital legal services are all eligible for nomination.

The eLawyering Task Force is recognizing law offices and lawyers that have joined in on this initiative, and is asking you to submit nominations for the James I. Keane Memorial Award for Excellence in eLawyering. The focus of the Award is on the innovative delivery of personal legal services, with special attention given to firms and entities that serve a spectrum of income classes. Nominees can be any individual lawyer, law firm, or other deliverer of legal services to individuals within the United States. Self-nomination is encouraged.

Do you know a law office or lawyer in the U.S. that qualifies? If so, submit a nomination!

Nominations must be submitted no later than January 31, 2015. The award will be presented during a special ceremony at ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago this April.

For information on eligibility, criteria, the eLawyering Task Force, and the award itself, click here.

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