Announcing the InnovAction 2014 Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 Innnovaction Award winners, OnRamp Legal Fellowship Legal Talent Lab and Higgs & Sons Solicitors. Winners were presented with the award at the College’s 2014 Futures Conference in October. Videos of acceptance speeches, which explain more about the winning innovations are available for viewing as well, at “View the 2014 Futures Conference Videos.”

More About the Winning Entries

OnRamp Fellowship, Legal Talent Lab
Key Team Members: Caren Ulrich Stacey of legal Talent Lab in collaboration with several partners and directors at Sidley, Hogan Lovells, Baker Botts and Cooley
The OnRamp Fellowship, created in December 2013, aims to address this problem by replenishing the pipeline of mid to senior level women lawyers in law firms. As the first “Returnship” ever launched in the legal profession, the Fellowship is a re-entry platform that matches experienced women lawyers returning to the profession with law firms for a one-year, paid position. This unique experiential learning program gives returning women an opportunity to demonstrate their value in the marketplace while also broadening their experience, skills, and legal contacts. In turn, the legal profession and law firms benefit by engaging with a previously untapped pool of high-performers and by increasing gender diversity in the profession.


Achieving Cultural Transformation, Higgs & Sons Solicitors
Key Team Members: Glyn Morris, Higgs & Sons, Paul Hunt, Higgs & Sons, Krishna Balthu, Higgs & Sons, Prof. Ben Clegg, Aston Business School
Higgs & Sons (Higgs) has successfully delivered an innovative program aimed at transforming its culture and operations, and at the same time redefined its brand as an early innovator and a role model within the UK legal industry.
Through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Aston Business School (Aston), Higgs has developed a unique methodology for achieving cultural transformation throughout the fabric of a law firm with a 139 year history.


The 2014 InnovAction Awards are sponsored at the Platinum level by: Attorney at Work; Greenfield/Belser Ltd.; Practical Law Company; and RightHat. Limited Gold Sponsors are: Mattern & Associates and Ricoh Legal. Gold level sponsors are: ABA Law Practice Division; Association of Legal Administrators and International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). Silver level sponsors are:  Altman Weil, Inc.; Integreon and Legal Marketing Association.  Host Sponsors are: NSource

To learn more about the InnovAction Awards, click here.

Press Release for the 2014 Winners, Click Here