The 2021 Precedent Innovation Awards

In another year of global upheaval, a select group of lawyers launched forward-thinking projects that have had a profound impact on the profession
Group photo of 2021 Precedent Innovation Award winners Sima Atri, Aliah El-houni and Leora Smith
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In the past year, the legal profession has adapted to a world in constant flux. As the pandemic raged on, lawyers mastered new technology that allowed them to attend court, meet with clients and file documents without leaving their living rooms. That’s no small feat.

But some lawyers went further and disrupted the industry well outside the realm of remote work. Relying on machine-learning technology, litigators used data to predict the likelihood of certain judicial outcomes. Civic-minded lawyers came together to offer legal support to community organizations. And the profession found new ways to mentor students and junior associates.

This year’s Precedent Innovation Awards celebrate those achievements. Read on to find out how the legal world is changing for the better.

The Winners

Sima Atri, Aliah El-houni and Leora Smith

Gurteg Singh

Lenczner Slaght

Gowling WLG​

This story is from our Winter 2021 issue

Photography by Kyle Jeffers, hair and makeup by Alanna Chelmick