On June 24, 2017, the 2nd edition of “40 Under 40 Rising Star Awards” will be held at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai, India, once again to identify and honor young, up-and-coming talent under the age of 40 years that exemplifies vision, leadership, innovation, and accomplishment in the legal fraternity.
It was only last year that Legal Era instituted the Award ceremony as a celebration of young achievers - both in-house lawyers and those working in private practice, lawyers and law firms - and their outstanding contribution to the field of law. Despite being a maiden initiative, we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of entries and award submissions received, so much so that zeroing in on 80 winners proved to be quite an uphill task for our distinguished jury. We are immensely proud of the fact that our organization is the first of its kind to have introduced such an award ceremony in this industry.
Legal Era Rising Star Awards is indeed a step towards industry-wide recognition of professional excellence. Young lawyers who have made continuous, exceptional contribution to the profession and young firms that have implemented professional programs over the preceding financial year are eligible to send their nominations for the Award. We invite young lawyers to nominate themselves or be nominated by their peers and/or seniors through submissions that showcase their performance, leadership capabilities, influence on clients, and personal achievements.
Legal Era is proud to announce the most-awaited event of the year "40 UNDER 40 RISING STAR Awards". We, at Legal Era, through these Awards, recognize the achievements of some of the best In-House Counsels and External Lawyers.
External Lawyers are selected based on their Quantity of Work, Diversity, Quality Delivered, and Courage to stand out of the league. The judges look for clear and specific evidence of how one has found a way to achieve Excellence with Professionalism and High Ethical Standards.
Legal Era conceptualized this very unique initiative to recognize legal talent and felicitate young lawyers under the age of 40 years from in-house legal teams and law firms who have done some laudable work in the legal fraternity.
I’m very happy to know that the Indian law practice is changing gear, professionalism is coming in, and all this is an indication of an emerging New India– an India of opportunity and hope. I am sure with this new India of hope, larger opportunity awaits and this competition is going to become tougher.Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India
There are so many organizations that keep giving Award to lawyers. When I was invited to this function, I tried to know about the Award that are given because I wanted to be sure about the credentials of these Award before accepting the invitation. I talked to a few lawyers and one of them said that these Award could be treated like you would the Oscars in the film industry.Justice Arjan Sikri Sitting Judge, Supreme Court of India
Kudos to Legal Era for holding a very well organized Conclave and Award function! The variety and the facets covered were very impressive. Good going, Legal Era. Best wishes for greater success in coming years!!!Justice B.N. Srikrishna Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Well I had not expected that it will be such a mega and grand event! To be very honest I am completely satisfied about the manner in which the Legal Era Award 2013 has been organised, the manner in which it has been conducted, and the manner in which it was hosted, everything was perfect! It didn’t require any further improvement, keep it up.Justice Deepak Verma Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
I am very happy to be part of such a unique initiative, where Legal Era Magazine has taken the onus of Recognizing and Celebrating Excellence of Young Achievers in the legal community. It is an extremely encouraging step for young lawyers who are the backbone of society. The organizing committee and the jury deserve high praise for such a pioneering effort. I congratulate all winners and urge them to continue to work hard and stay humble.”Justice S.S. Parkar Former Judge, High Court of Bombay (India)
“The Legal Era Conclave reminded lawyers, General Counsel, and businesses the need to take time to think about their roles in society. Much is changing faster than many people might like. To progress, businesses and lawyers should adapt to change. This Conclave provides a unique platform where experienced lawyers and businessmen from all over the globe can exchange ideas to foster their professional life and businesses.”Robert Wyld Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney, Australia, and Co-Chair, International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee
“The recently concluded Legal Era Conclave in London was a bold move. Arranging of an international conference by an Indian publishing house away from its comfort zone and making it a success speaks volumes for meticulous planning and execution. I enjoyed it immensely and found it very informative and useful. Getting a networking opportunity was an added bonus.”Abhijit Mukhopadhyay President (Legal) and General Counsel (Europe), Hinduja Group (UK)
I think the quality of this function was outstanding. All the right people were present. The selection of the jury and their selection appeared to be very fair. The listing of Award was extremely comprehensive in terms of categories. Another good thing was that Legal Era achieved a lot in a short span, both qualitatively and quantitatively. The prises were given in a record time; otherwise it would have easily lasted several hours. I think it was excellently organised for the fact that is it only the second year! It could appear from an outsider’s perspective that you guys didn’t have as much experience... but it’s far beyond expertise and expectations. It’s fantastic, the way it has been organised you have achieved a very high level in quality.Pravin Anand Managing Partner, Anand and Anand
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