Who are Australia and New Zealand's most innovative?

In response to the rapidly changing face of the legal industry, LexisNexis® Pacific, aleading provider of content and technology solutions, and Janders Dean, an independent management consultancycompany 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 thatare 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 Conferencein 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 http://lexisnexis.com.au/legal-innovation-index/.

Media Contacts

Kelsey Halseth
Public Relations Manager, LexisNexis Pacific
Tel: +61 2 9422 2036
Email: kelsey.halseth@lexisnexis.com.au

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help professional customers make more informed decisions, increase productivity and serve their clients better. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

About Janders Dean

Janders Dean is a leading independent management consultancy company specialising in providing expert advisory services to law firms and corporate in-house legal departments across the globe. Janders Dean's projects include some of the most innovative and award winning engagements undertaken within the legal industry across the United Kingdom, the United States and Asia.