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Everlaw Summit '23 Awards Are Now Open

Celebrating Legal Professionals at Everlaw Summit '23

by Vivan Marwaha

Last year in November at Everlaw Summit, we recognized and highlighted the inspiring work of innovative legal professionals within their fields of work. From those demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, to rising professionals making the most of technology to grow their firm’s business and deliver exceptional client value, Everlaw Summit Awards are a celebration of legal professionals staying ahead of the curve.

That’s why Everlaw is proud to bring its Summit Awards back for round two at Everlaw Summit 2023. Taking place October 10-12 at the historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco, Everlaw’s 2023 Summit Awards focus on those organizations and individuals who are transforming their processes and leading in these times of uncertainty.

Breakthrough Together

Joshua and Penny Jones-Magee at the Everlaw Summit '22 Awards
Penny Jones-Magee accepts her award for Impact of the Year at Everlaw Summit '22

The idea of "breaking through" is the theme of Everlaw Summit '23. This year's conference is focused on moments where technology propels us to new possibilities, where established systems evolve for novel approaches, and where personal barriers are overcome. And this year’s award categories will once again shine the spotlight on the individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to break through to new heights:

Corporate Breakthrough of the Year

For corporate legal departments transforming their approach to litigation and investigations in-house.

Innovative Breakthrough of the Year

For leaders in ediscovery that are using technology in innovative ways

Impact Agent of the Year

For paralegals and litigation support professionals making measurable impacts in their organizations

DEI Change Agent

For those demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by mentoring the next generation of legal professionals 

Rising Star in Ediscovery

For professionals with seven years or less of legal experience whose early accomplishments distinguish them as future leaders in the profession 

People’s Choice Award

For a standout Everlaw Summit presenter, selected on-site via app only

Leading Through Change

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Last year’s winners were selected for their unique contributions in leading their organizations through change. They include an archivist chronicling the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic and a young associate on the frontlines of the growing ediscovery (edisclosure) practice in England, undeterred from the challenges of creating success in an ambiguous environment. We congratulate them:

Impact Award of the Year

Penny Jones-Magee, Harness IP

Everlaw for Good

Nora Ahmed, ACLU of Louisiana

DEI Change Agent

Steven Hicks-Safra, Cole, Scott & Kissane

Innovation Award of the Year

Denise Ware, Abbott

Everlaw Community Influencer Award

Greg McCullough, Fire Litigation Consulting

People’s Choice Awards

Rachel Taketa, University of California, San Francisco

Nominations Are Open

Nominations for the Everlaw Summit Awards 2023 are now open. Use this form to nominate yourself or someone you know. Once the nomination period has closed, a panel of judges including Ryan O’Leary (Research Director, IDC), Maeghan Ottrey (Director of Litigation Support, Fidelity), Shana Simmons (Chief Legal Officer, Everlaw), Alex Hafez (Director, Solutions Architects, Everlaw), and Nora Ahmed (Legal Director, ACLU of Louisiana) will evaluate each submission. The selection process is based purely on merit and excellence within any given category, rather than the number of nominations a person/organization receives. This process ensures that the judges’ results are truly reflective of the commitment, excellence, and talent of the winner. A full set of FAQs and important nomination-related information can be found here. The last day for submissions is June 30.

Join us at Everlaw Summit

Taking place October 10-12, 2023, Everlaw Summit is the ultimate conference for networking, transformation, and user education. Make connections and learn new skills you can use the moment you get back home. Register now.