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Legal Technology Awards open for business

The Legal Technology Awards are back for another year and have opened the process leading up to the awards  ceremony in London on January 2009. Here are the details…

The 2009 Legal Technology Awards will be announced on 29th January 2009. There will be 'Dragon's Den' style presentations and a Gala Awards Dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Nominations have opened and close on 24th October. The Legal Technology Awards are dedicated to the strategic implementation of technology within law firms, recognising the success of the firms and suppliers who are at the cutting edge of this continuously developing area of law firm practice management. There are 26 categories for law firms, teams, individuals and suppliers. For more details, bookings and nomination forms see www.legaltechnologyawards.co.uk/

• For the records, the Legal Technology Awards are not part of the Legal Technology Insider group of businesses. And, 'no' we don't know who the compere will be – but if previous events are anything to go by, he'll probably be Irish, not very funny and be heckled outrageously by Neil Cameron.

4 replies on “Legal Technology Awards open for business”

He will also be cheap to allow the awards to make even more outrageous profits on the evening.
I notice this year that they have withdrawn the award for “Deputy Knowledge Officer for January in a firm of between 1 and 5 partners based in the North West excluding Manchester”. That should speed the ceremony up a bit!
On a more serious note as one of the shortlisted suppliers last year who had to endure the “dragons den” we are thinking of not bothering this year. The awards should be for legal technology, not for public speaking.

I've got my own views on how awards should be run – or not run – and there is a clear distinction between awards that are meant to reward – and awards that are run primarily as a money making venture by the organisers. However unless enough people stand up and say 'Bollocks, we aren't playing and are not buying a table at the ceremony' – they will keep trundling along.

As one of the companies that did buy a table for this event last year and invited a number of clients to join us for the evening we are saying “bollocks” this year.
Last years event was utterly shambolic and very poorly run. It was far too long with far too many awards and nothing but an oportunity to generate huge profits for the organisers with nothing for the guests.
If I was a sponsor instead of just a humble purchaser of a table I would have been very upset.
We will get better value for money by just taking our clients out for lunch and we will save a few quid in the process. The current economic situation may see many others taking a similar view.

I see that there have been some responses to the posting about the LTAs 2009 nominations opening. Should any of you care to contact me direct with feedback whether it be negative or positive I would be more than happy to hear what you have to say so that I can make sure these issues are addressed for the 2009 event. My number is 0207 396 5669 and my email is jeremy.hill@legalease.co.uk

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