Come February 2017, and Legal Era Magazine from Legal Media Group will once again organize the Legal Era Awards, also known as Indian Legal Awards. Now in their sixth year, Legal Era Magazine is proud to have instituted the country’s first legal awards to celebrate excellence among the legal fraternity. For a magazine aimed at spreading legal awareness and sensitizing the common man about his legal rights, and responsibilities, the awards are but an extension of our larger commitment.
Today, Indian Legal Awards are the most coveted among India’s booming business law community and showcase achievements of one of the country’s most successful sectors. With legal counted among the Indian economy’s sunrise sectors, these awards only go to honor the brightest stars of the legal universe.
Across various awards’ categories, we consider factors such as service type and range, business type and how it operates, and expertise each individual or team has to offer to companies that trade or want to trade in chosen jurisdictions. Some of our trailblazing awards include: the Lifetime Achievement Award, Legal Icon of the Year, Star General Counsel of the Year (Male), Star General Counsel of the Year (Female), Star Young Achievers Award of the Year Law Firm Category, and Star Young Achievers Award of the Year In-house Category. Our team awards include practice areas such as banking, insurance, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, IT, telecommunication and e-commerce to name a few.
Among the big-ticket wins last year were: Kapil Sibal, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, taking home the “Lifetime Achievement Award”; Justice B.N. Srikrishna, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, walking away with “Star of the Millennium for Outstanding Contribution & Excellence”; and Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES Bank, winning “CEO of the Year”, not to mention the many heavyweights in the in-house team and law firm categories.
Mention must be made of the selection procedure for these awards. First and foremost, painstaking research and scrutiny goes into shortlisting individuals/law firms/in-house teams across awards’ categories. In the final stage, an independent panel of eminent jurors (general counsel, judges, former law firm managing partners) reviews the shortlisted names and meticulously and “impartially” weighs all pros and cons to arrive at winners across categories.
Not surprisingly, the awards have reached a level of credibility where top international investors, business leaders, professionals, and government officials rely upon them to gauge merit and performance.
Legal Era Magazine takes great pride in helping the fraternity rediscover some of its gems, many of them hidden, who have helped shape the future of this profession as much as they have helped shape their own. The 6th Annual Legal Era Awards (Indian Legal Awards) will be held in Mumbai in February 2017.