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.

We have 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 Carole Clark at [email protected]You can also sign up for research survey notifications here.

For Trailblazers, you can view the calendar at: https://www.law.com/trailblazer-nominations/ Any questions can go to Maria Stojanovic at [email protected].

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 [email protected]
All upcoming deadlines are tentative and subject to change.

ALM Media
Elite Trial Lawyers
Nominations open: Jan. 11, 2021
Nominations Close: Extended to April 2, 2021

LegalTech News
Legal Week Leaders in Tech Awards
Nominations open: Jan. 26, 2021
Nominations Close: April 6, 2021

Corporate Counsel
Best Legal Awards
Nominations open: January 28, 2021
Nominations Close: April 6, 2021

Daily Report Online
Professional Excellence Awards 
Note: This is a scaled-back version of the Georgia Legal Awards, as we will not have an event tied to these awards in 2021. Categories are Attorney of the Year, On the Rise, and Lifetime Achievement.
Nominations open: March 4, 2021
Nominations Close: April 12, 2021

The American Lawyer
The American Lawyer Industry Awards and Litigation Departments of the Year
Nominations open: March 29, 2021

New York Law Journal
New York Legal Awards
Nominations open: March 4, 2021
Nominations Close: May 27, 2021

New Jersey Law Journal
New Jersey Legal Awards
Nominations open: March 26, 2021
Nominations Close: June 11, 2021

The National Law Journal
The National Law Journal Awards
Categories include Winning Litigators, Washington Lit DOY, Pro Bono Hot List, DC Rising Stars, Lifetime Achievement, GC Impact, Crisis Management and Government Oversight )
Nominations open: April 1, 2021
Nominations Close: June 1, 2021

The National Law Journal
Appellate Hot List
Nominations open: May 24, 2021
Nominations Close: July 19, 2021

Corporate Counsel
Women Influence Power in Law Awards
Nominations open: April 13, 2021
Nominations Close: July 6, 2021

The American Lawyer
Dealmakers of the Year
Nominations open: early November 2021
Nominations Close: late December 2021

2021 U.S. Editorial Contests that are now closed:
The American Lawyer Dealmakers of the Year
Connecticut Law Tribune’s Connecticut Legal Awards
Daily Business Review’s Florida Legal Awards
The Legal Intelligencer’s Pennsylvania Legal Awards