The awards will recognise those who have promoted access to the profession, shown ‘visionary leadership’ and championed diversity and inclusion, among other categories (see the full list below).
The role of stakeholders who support CILEx  and its members – particularly their employers – will also be acknowledged at the awards.
They will be presented on 6 September at Underglobe, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, hosted by well-known actress and comedian Sally Phillips.
CILEx President Millicent Grant says: “We are proud to support and represent a wealth of talented people and organisations and want to acknowledge those who are leading the way and whose work closely aligns to our mission, our vision and our values.
“The law is an ever-changing, forward-thinking sector and it is time for CILEx and its members to be loud and proud about the role we play in it. These awards will showcase what a vibrant part of the profession we represent.”
The National Awards form part of the ‘CILEx is changing’ project, which also includes a major overhaul of the organisation’s governance to ensure it is fit for the future.
The closing date for nominations is 31 May.
The full list of awards
CILEx Apprentice of the Year
CILEx Award for Advancing the Legal Profession
CILEx Legal Expert Award
CILEx Supporting Lifelong Learning Award
CILEx Visionary Leadership Award
CILEx Promoting Access to the Profession Award
CILEx Diversity & Inclusion Award
CILEx Innovation & People Development Award
Awarded by CILEx:
CILEx Regional Branch of the Year
CILEx Lifetime Achievement Award
CILEx Award for Academic Achievement
CILEx Employee of the Year
The entry criteria can be found on the dedicated awards page: http://bit.ly/CILExAwards2018 
To find out about sponsoring the CILEx National Awards 2018 please call Amanda Brewitt on 01234 845737 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org