This category is open to any branded membership network worldwide. Individual firms are not eligible.
The winner of this category will be a membership network for law firms which stands out for its innovation and vision. The network may be an established player or a newcomer to the legal scene, but it will have a clearly defined strategy which makes it distinct from its rivals.
Entrants should include examples of initiatives in areas such as diversity, training, professional development and networking and include evidence for their success.
The awards are judging performance broadly from 1 November 2018 to 31 May 2020; this means that the bulk of work and any achievements listed within the entry must have been carried out within this time period (please note it is not essential that a project or case has both launched and closed within this time period).
The entry form will ask you for:
A description of the structure / management of the network, including but not limited to:
In how many jurisdictions is it active and how many firms per jurisdiction?
How much does each member firm contribute towards network membership?
What are the three most important and active practice/industry groups within the network?
A brief outline of the remit of the network and how it services its members. Answers should include reference to:
How does the network’s strategy, and implementation thereof, differentiate it from its competitors?
To what extent do networks and member firms perform the function of in-house departments for clients?
Significant operational developments by the network within the past year (examples may include new members or structural change)
Evidence of initiatives developing referral and joined up client service work between member firms (include examples of clients you are working with where possible)
Evidence of new initiatives in diversity, training and professional development by the network. Please address the following points in your response:
What leadership training do the networks offer its members?
How does the network manage knowledge amongst its member firms? What type of knowledge is available and how is it disseminated?
Details of to what extent the network is digitally enabled (include concrete examples, and where possible the names of any technology providers where appropriate)
Evidence of how your network plans to develop its long-term strategy
We have provided a CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION section on the form; any sensitive or confidential information (including details of financial performance) provided here will not be shared outside of the judging panel.
Once complete the entry template should not exceed 1,500 words (excluding headers).
2019 – Nextlaw Referral Network
2018 – TerraLex
2017 – Multilaw
2016 – L&E Global
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