Each year the profile of the Society’s Award for the most outstandingapplication of Information Technology to the Law heightens along with the levelsof excitement it generates in the profession. Last year saw a record number ofentrants and the eventual winner, Laserform Law Case Control System, fought offsome strong competition to take the title.
Judging for the 1999 IT Award will take place early in December with thewinner being announced at a Ceremony to be held at the Law Society on 25 January1999. The Minister of State at the Lord Chancellor’s Department, Geoff Hoon, MP,will make the presentation.
All the finalists will be invited to this event where they will have anexceptional opportunity to showcase their systems in front of some of the mostinfluential figures in the legal systems industry.
This year we have a really first-class judging panel from a wide range ofbackgrounds ready and willing to take on the task ahead. All we need now aresome entries!
The judging panel is Frances Gibb, Legal Correspondent of The Times;Melissa Hardee, Knowhow/Information Partner at Cameron McKenna; IT ConsultantJohn Irving; Sean Kelly, the Managing Partner of Lamport Bassitt; Professor IanLloyd of the University of Strathclyde; Simon Manty, Barrister of 2 Crown OfficeRow.
An entry form is enclosed with this issue of the magazine but, following thestyle set last year, for those of you who prefer it online entry is alsoavailable. For details, see www.scl.org/award.The closing date is 13th November 1998 which might appear a long distance in thefuture, but please do not let that put you off getting your entries in as soonas possible.
I look forward to receiving your entry and if you have any queries about theaward or how to enter please contact me by telephone on 0171 236 0066 or byemail at firstname.lastname@example.org.