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.
All upcoming deadlines are tentative and subject to change.
The American Lawyer

Corporate Departments of the Year

Nominations Open: June 29, 2020

Deadline: August 20

Click here to submit a nomination

 **Global Legal Awards canceled for 2020**

  The National Law Journal
Appellate Hot List
Open: June 9, 2020
Deadline: July 31, 2020


Corporate Counsel
Women in Power & Law/National Women in Law Awards
Nominations Open: April 29, 2020

Deadline extended: July 15, 2020

Click here to submit a nomination

The Recorder
California Leaders in Tech Law and Innovation

Canceled for 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
Connecticut Law Tribune, Connecticut Legal Awards
Daily Business Review, Florida Legal Awards
New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Legal Awards
The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Legal Awards
Daily Report, Georgia Legal Awards
National Law Journal, Pro Bono Hot List
National Law Journal, DC Rising Stars
New York Law Journal, New York Legal Awards
National Law Journal, Winning Litigators
Corporate Counsel, Best Legal Departments
The American Lawyer Industry Awards
Texas Lawyer, Texas Legal Awards