Australia and New Zealand’s First Innovation Index for the Legal Industry Opens for Entry
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LexisNexis logoWho are Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative?

In response to the rapidly changing face of the legal industry, LexisNexis® Pacific, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, and Janders Dean, an independent management consultancy company specialising in providing expert advisory services to law firms and corporate in-house legal departments across the globe, today launched Australia and New Zealand’s first Innovation Index in the legal industry.

The 2013 Legal Innovation Index will identify the top legal firms and in-house teams that are driving innovation across knowledge sharing, cost and time management, client service delivery and employee engagement, amongst other criteria.

Judged by innovation and legal experts from around the world, the 2013 Legal Innovation Index will be released at the 6th Annual Janders Dean Legal Knowledge & Innovation Conference in Sydney on 19 September 2013.

“Innovation will drive the future prosperity of the legal profession in Australia and New Zealand. In an increasingly competitive, commercially orientated profession, innovation will be the difference,” explains TJ Viljoen, CEO of LexisNexis Pacific.

“The purpose of the Index is to set a benchmark in the legal industry that all can aspire to. We want to inspire and recognise the great initiatives that are already taking place. Innovation is already here, it is just not evenly distributed,” says Justin North, Director, Janders Dean.


Firms and in-house legal teams will be assessed on their holistic approach to innovation and will be asked to provide one or more projects, programs, initiatives and/or cultural evidence to support their innovation submission.

To enter, companies and teams will be asked to submit short proposals based on the criteria below: Knowledge Sharing & Collaboration Client Services & Delivery Employee Engagement Application of Technology and Process Cost Management Legal Education, Training & Career Management Leadership & Mentoring Access to Justice

Entries open on 29 July 2013 and close at 5pm on 4 September 2013. To enter, visit


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