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Best Emerging Practice

Recognizing the contribution of young firms that have been in practice for five years or less and that demonstrate a clear vision, well-articulated goals and proven effective strategies that provide a competitive advantage.


OAA Practice that has been in practice for five years or less.


Considerations may include such practice-building tools as:

  • Unique client services;
  • Innovative resources for clients;
  • Savvy use of media and marketing; and
  • Creative approaches to skill development and professional development.
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The Best Emerging Practice recipient delivers the evening presentation at the biennial OAA now lecture.

The complete requirements/Task List for each Award Category is outlined on the Online submission Website.