Twenty-four finalists in eight categories were announced this morning by organizers of the inaugural American Legal Technology Awards, a new round of awards that will honor companies and individuals who are making a difference in law through technology innovation.
As I reported here in June, this is the first year of these awards, which were originally slated to be presented during a virtual event in August. Now, the organizers say they will announce the winner in each category in a series of nightly events that will occur from Sept. 7 to Sept. 16, with one winner being announced each night, and the two final nights, Sept. 15 and 16, being held as live events.
All of this is explained in a series of videos the organizers posted this morning.
Based on over 180 submitted nominations, three finalists were named in each of the eight award categories. They are:
Category: Access to Justice
- Louisiana District Court Judge Scott U. Schlegel.
- Utah regulatory sandbox initiative.
- New York Family Offense Petition Program.
Category: Law Department
Category: Law Firm
The awards are the creation of three individuals who want to shine a light on the innovators who are moving the needle in law: Tom Martin, founder of LawDroid; Patrick Palace, founder of Palace Law in Tacoma, Wash.; and Caitlin Moon, director of innovation design for the Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt Law School.