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.
Daily Business Review
Most Effective Lawyers
Canceled for 2021

Connecticut Law Tribune
Connecticut Legal Awards
Nominations open: Nov. 15, 2021
Nominations Close: Feb. 2, 2022

The American Lawyer
Dealmakers of the Year
Nominations open: early November 2021
Nominations Close: December 28
contact Diane Walton [email protected] for more info

Daily Business Review
Florida Legal Awards
Nominations open: Nov. 18, 2021
Nominations Close: Feb. 10, 2022

Daily Report
Georgia Legal Awards
Nominations open: Dec. 15, 2021
Nominations Close: March 18, 2022

The Legal Intelligencer
Pennsylvania Legal Awards
Nominations open: January 19, 2022
Nominations Close: March 25, 2022
Nominations not yet open

The National Law Journal
Elite Trial Lawyers
Nominations open: January 19, 2022
Nominations Close: April 8, 2022
Nominations not yet open

Corporate Counsel
Best Legal Awards (in-house counsel)
Nominations open: January 28, 2022
Nominations Close: April 6, 2022
Nominations not yet open

The American Lawyer
The American Lawyer Industry Awards
Nominations open:  March 1, 2022
Nominations Close: May 15,2022
Nominations not yet open

The American Lawyer
Corporate Departments of the Year
Nominations open:  March 1, 2022
Nominations Close: early July 2022
Nominations not yet open

Texas Lawyer
Texas Legal Awards
Nominations open: March 17, 2022
Nominations Close: June 9, 2022
Nominations not yet open

Corporate Counsel
Women, Influence, Power in Law
Nominations open: April 9, 2022
Nominations Close: July 1, 2022
Nominations not yet open

New Jersey Law Journal
New Jersey Legal Awards
Nominations open: April 1, 2022
Nominations Close: June 24, 2022
Nominations not yet open

The National Law Journal
National Law Journal Legal Awards
Nominations open: April 21, 2022
Nominations Close: July 14, 2022
Nominations not yet open

New York Law Journal
New York Legal Awards
Nominations open: April 6, 2022
Nominations Close: July 1, 2022
Nominations not yet open

The Recorder
California Legal Awards
Nominations open: Early May 2022
Nominations Close: Late July 2022
Nominations not yet open

2022 US Editorial Contests that are now closed:

Legalweek Leaders in Tech Law
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
The National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers
Leaders in Tech Law
Corporate Counsel Best Legal Departments
Daily Report’s Professional Excellence Awards (Georgia)
New York Law Journal’s New York Legal Awards
The National Law Journal Awards
NLJ’s Appellate Hot List
The American Lawyer Industry Awards
AmLaw’s Litigation Departments of the Year
WIPL
New Jersey Legal Awards
Texas Lawyer Texas Legal Awards