Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we’re adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.

This year, we have new categories in select regions, as well as honoring Litigation Departments of the Year in those regions for midsize firms. For large firms (200+ attorneys), we have our new regional Litigation Departments of the Year category from The American Lawyer for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Connecticut.

Please note that this list only covers U.S. editorial awards.  It does not include research surveys or business-side awards or international awards.

For research surveys (AmLaw 200, NLJ 500, Pro Bono Scorecard, etc.), please contact Diane Walton dwalton@alm.com.

For Trailblazers, please contact Maria Stojanovic mstojanovic@alm.com.

For International ALM awards, please visit the ALM Events page and click “Awards Events” for a full list.

Please see below for U.S. nominations dates. Please check back for updates as we open each nomination period. For questions about any of the contests listed below, please contact Recognition Desk Manager, Pearl Wu, at pwu@alm.com.

The American Lawyer
The American Lawyer Industry Awards
Nominations Open: Feb. 5

Deadline: varies (April 15)

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Corporate Counsel
Best Legal Departments
Nominations Open: February 14
Deadline: April 8

The National Law Journal
Elite Trial Lawyers
Nominations Open: February 13

Deadline: April 17

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The National Law Journal
DC Litigation Departments of the Year
Nominations Open: Feb. 14

Deadline: April 3

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New York Law Journal
New York Legal Awards
Nominations Open: March 22

Deadline: May 7

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Texas Lawyer
Texas Legal Awards
Nominations Open: March 21

Deadline: June 12

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The National Law Journal
DC Rising Stars
Nominations Open: March 19

Deadline: May 31

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The National Law Journal
DC Legal Departments of the Year
Nominations Open: March 25

Deadline:May 8


The National Law Journal
Winning Litigators
Nominations Open: April 15

Deadline: June 28


The American Lawyer
Global Legal Awards (part of The American Lawyer Industry Awards)
Nominations Open: April 15

Deadline: June 15


The American Lawyer
Litigation Departments of the Year (National)
Nominations Open: May 1

Deadline: July 15


Corporate Counsel
National Women in Law
Nominations Open: TBD

Deadline: TBD


The Recorder
Women Leaders in Tech Law
Nominations Open: TBD

Deadline: TBD


The National Law Journal
Appellate Hot List
Nominations Open: June 10

Deadline: August 1


2019 U.S. Editorial Contests that are now closed:
Connecticut Law Tribune’s Connecticut Legal Awards
New Jersey Law Journal’s New Jersey Legal Awards
Daily Business Review’s Florida Legal Awards
Daily Report’s Georgia Legal Awards
The Legal Intelligencer’s Pennsylvania Legal Awards