The Challenge

How can the legal profession change to better manage generational differences, inclusivity and diversity for future business success?

The Winners

The winning team will be presented with £5,000 prize money and a write up in the The American Lawyer, Legal Week, LegalTech News and Corporate Counsel magazines, with a distribution of over 1.7 million.

The Criteria

  • Your idea can address one or all aspects of the challenge: improving the management of generational differences, inclusivity and diversity.
  • It must be practical and if it involves financial investment, you should state how much
  • It could be a small project involving a single law firm or in-house legal department; or it could be industry wide
  • You must be able to demonstrate that your idea is unique
  • Your idea need not focus on the delivery of legal advice; it could focus on law firm management and operations or education and training.
  • The teams must be between two and five people. All law firm employees are able to apply except partners. Law students are encouraged to apply.

The Judges

Dr Sandie Okoro

Senior Vice-President and World Bank Group General Counsel, Washingston DC

Sabine Chalmers

Chief Legal Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, New York

Louise Pentland

EVP, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer, PayPal, San Francisco

Jeremy Barton

General Counsel, KPMG, 

What next?

  1. Download the LegalTalent application form by clicking here.
  2. All submissions must be complete by 27 October 2017.
  3. The top 10 will be chosen by the Legal Week editorial team with the shortlist announced at the beginning of November.
  4. The teams will then be invited to present their ideas to ‘The Dragons’ on 29 November 2017 (day one of LegalWeek CONNECT) within a 3 minute pitch, followed by questions.

The judges will announce the winner and runners up at The After Party – a celebratory evening dedicated to the brightest minds and game changers in the legal industry, taking place from 6.30pm on 29 November 2017.



Submissions Deadline


Finalists Announced


Final Pitches


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