The Asia Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) has launched its second annual ALITA Awards, Asia Pacific’s first community-based legal innovation and technology awards. Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony in person at TechLaw.Fest’s Live opening on July 20 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Last year’s award winners included Singaporean legaltech Litigation Edge’s InSynch Evidence Platform, Indian law firm Cyril Amarchand and Singapore Management University LIT Hackathon 2021 Champion team Lower the Bar, and were sponsored by CLOC, Linklaters and Clifford Chance.
Evolving from its inaugural Facebook-based voting model, the ALITA Awards 2022 will feature 6 new Award categories plus a Popular Choice Award.
Award nomination submissions for the 6 Award categories are now open until midnight on June 30, 2022. The top 3 finalists for each category will be announced on July 9, when online voting and in-person participants of TechLaw.Fest can vote for their favourite amongst the 18 award semi-finalists across all 6 categories for the single winner of the People’s Choice Award until July 21, where the winner will be announced at the closing ceremony of TechLaw.Fest 2020 on July 22.
“We look forward to celebrating more legal innovations and technology from across the Asia-Pacific,” said ALITA Steering Committee Co-Chair Brian Tang, who is based in Hong Kong SAR, China.
“Giving due recognition to the incredible efforts that have been put into furthering legal innovation and technology across Asia-Pacific is a crucial part of growing this ecosystem, and the ALITA Awards aims to do just that,” said ALITA Steering Committee Co-Chair Adeline Chin, who is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 6 Award categories are:
Outstanding Legaltech Entrant Award
This award recognizes an outstanding emerging startup that has substantial potential to scale, significantly transform the legal landscape in the future and adopt innovative/breakthrough technologies
Outstanding Legal Innovator Award – Law Firm
This award recognizes a law firm that has implemented outstanding innovation capabilities in improving either internal workflow or an industry practice through new initiative(s) and/or product development(s).
Outstanding Legal Innovator Award – Industry
This award recognizes an outstanding industry player (including in-house legal team, law school, service and/or tech provider) that has demonstrated implementation of an outstanding legal innovation.
Outstanding Legal Innovator Award – Individual
This award recognizes the recent efforts of an outstanding individual who has significantly contributed in the field of legal tech and/or legal innovation in APAC.
Outstanding Legal Innovation/ Legal Technology For Good Award
This award recognizes an outstanding community or grassroots initiative that has helped increase access to justice and/or improve awareness of legal rights through technology and/or innovative means.
Most Impactful Project Award
This award recognizes a legal tech and/or legal innovation project that has made an impactful change to the environment in which it operates, or introduced a significant policy change for the better of its stakeholders.
Entry is free for all award nominees, although nominees will need to be ALITA members (or in the case of the individual and/or project category, affiliated to an ALITA member) to be eligible. Nominees can apply for free ALITA membership here: https://alita.legal/join-us
Each nominee may only apply for one organisation or individual award category, but may also apply for one project award category (ie, Outstanding Legal Innovation/ Legal Technology For Good Award or Most Impactful Project Award) in relation to a specific project through a separate Nomination Form.
Award nomination criteria for each of the 6 Award categories can be found at our ALITA website at https://alita.legal/alita-awards-2022
Award nomination may be made here: https://forms.gle/pWnEiwrW7vZkXL4y7
To be as inclusive as possible, ALITA welcomes organisations, projects and individuals with a presence in any countries listed by WorldPopulationReview.com