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 for ALM’s legal publications.  It does not include research surveys, regulated markets publications, or business-side awards or international awards.

For research surveys (AmLaw 200, NLJ 500, Pro Bono Scorecard, etc.), please contact Diane Walton at dwalton@alm.com. You can also sign up for research survey notifications here.

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.

To sign up for marketing notifications for ALM’s U.S. Editorial Awards, please click here.

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.


Connecticut Law Tribune
Professional Excellence Awards
Nominations Open

Deadline: extended to February 3

Click here to submit a nomination

Daily Business Review
Florida Legal Awards: Professional Excellence Awards
Nominations Open: Nov. 20, 2019

Deadline: Extended to January 29

Click here to submit a nomination

The American Lawyer

Global Legal Awards

The American Lawyer Industry Awards
Nominations Open: dates to come (various deadlines)

Deadline: dates to come

New Jersey Law Journal

NJ Legal Awards: Professional Excellence Awards
Nominations Open: Dec 17, 2019

Deadline: February 19, 2020

Click Here to Submit a Nomination

The Legal Intelligencer
Pennsylvania Legal Awards: Professional Excellence Awards
Nominations Open: Jan. 7, 2020

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Click Here to Submit a Nomination

Join us for a Q&A call with editors Zack Needles and Kristie Rearick

Feb. 19, 11:30am EST


Daily Report
Georgia Legal Awards
Nominations Open: Jan. 8, 2020

Deadline: March 2, 2020

Click Here to Submit a Nomination

To join our Q&A Conference Call about Georgia Legal Awards:

January 28, 11am EST Click here for joining info

Corporate Counsel

Best Legal Departments
Nominations Open: Jan, 28, 2020

Deadline:April 6, 2020

Click here to submit a nomination

The National Law Journal
Pro Bono Hot List
Nominations Open: Jan. 28, 2020
Deadline: March 12, 2020 (no extensions will be granted)
DC Litigation Departments of the Year 
Nominations Open: 2/13/20
Deadline: 3/30/20
DC Rising Stars 3/2/20 – 5/1/20
Winning Litigators 4/2/2 – 6/5/20
Appellate Hot List 6/1/20 – 8/1/20

Texas Lawyer

Texas Legal Awards: Professional Excellence Awards
Nominations Open: March 20, 2020

Deadline: June 12, 2020

Corporate Counsel
Women in Power & Law/National Women in Law Awards
Nominations Open: April 17, 2020

Deadline: July 10, 2020

New York Law Journal
New York Legal Awards
Nominations Open: March 19, 2020

Deadline: May 7, 2020

The Recorder
California Leaders in Tech Law and Innovation
Nominations Open: May 8, 2020

Deadline: July 31, 2020

2019 U.S. Editorial Contests are now closed
2020 U.S. Editorial Contests that are now closed:
National Law Journal, Elite Trial Lawyers 2020
The American Lawyer, Dealmakers of the Year