Research Opportunity: Early-stage Innovation in Law Firms

With a CRCF research grant from the state of Virginia, the Organizing4Innovation team is seeking to identify when and where law firm innovation teams require help in the innovation process.

Why participate?Value statement

Do you, or your team, or someone at your firm, have an idea that would make your practice group more efficient? Or a new way to help clients and make more revenue?

But you are stuck: What do you do first? How would you design the solution? Is the business case solid?

We have developed the T4 online training and support platform for innovation teams. We are now working on predictive analytics to identify when and where teams need help. For that purpose, we are looking to support and guide law firm innovation teams through the innovation process.

Participants get for the duration of four months:

  • 1-on-1 support from a trained innovation expert
  • Access to a proven, online training program tailored to your innovation project
  • The structure and framework needed to bring your innovative idea to life

Participating organizations will get a benchmark report at the end of the research project that features an overview of the progress, learning, and performance of all teams that participated and how they compared. We will make sure that no details of individual teams will be revealed in this report without prior approval by the team and parent organization.

Who Can Participate?

Prior innovation experience is NOT required. Participants should meet the follow criteria:

  • A person or team who works in a law firm or law organization
  • Have an innovative idea that directly impacts clients
    • This idea can be improving / automating / standardizing a current offering, incorporating a new technology, setting up a new practice group, developing a new service offering, etc.
  • Be able to contribute a minimum of 1-3 hours each week (as a team) towards the progress of their innovation project
  • Submit at one time, $175 contribution for each team

If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more, please contact us by filling out the form below:

For further inquiries

More about this research grant, our approach, and the T4 program can be found on the Organizing4Innovation website.