The American Legal Technology Awards held its in-person gala event earlier this week in Nashville. While we weren’t treated to anyone rushing the stage to slap any of the presenters, the legal technology world did dress up for the occasion and spent an evening celebrating the work being done across the legal field to make this whole industry work better.
The awards, founded by Tom Martin from LawDroid, Cat Moon of Vanderbilt Law School, and Patrick Palace of Palace Law, offer awards in 8 categories: Access to Justice, Court, Enterprise, Individual, Law Department, Law Firm, Startup, Technology. Awards are determined by a panel of legal tech luminaries evaluating hundreds of entries.
And it’s always encouraging to hear a little more about how folks are making the world a better place through technology, from learning about Utahns seeking a streamlined path to expunging criminal records with help from Rasa Legal to the 349,410 tenants who accessed JustFix in 2021 seeking housing fairness.
|Award Category||Winner||Runner Up||Honorable Mention|
|Access to Justice||Rasa Legal (Noella Sudbury, CEO)||TurnSignl||Ann Pruitt|
|Court||The Far West Texas Regional Public Defender’s Office (Paul Chambers, Asst. Public Defender)||15th District Court Ann Arbor, MI||Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (2Civility)|
|Enterprise||Everlaw (Chuck Kellner)||Big Hand||Immediation|
|Individual||Michael Eisenberg||Farrah Pepper||Amy Schmitz|
|Law Department||General Motors (Mary Hoen, Legal Operations)||The Startup Legal Garage||Farrah Pepper|
|Law Firm||Fox Rothschild LLP (Catherine Monte, Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer)||Peter Geovanes of Winston & Strawn LLP||Megan Mathias of Lopp Mathias Law|
|Startup||Trellis (Nicole Clark, CEO)||Briefpoint||Rasa Legal|
|Technology||JustFix (Sateesh Nori, Exec. Dir.)||SixFifty||Documate|
Congratulations to the winners and all the nominees.
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