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.

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.

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Daily Business Review
Most Effective Lawyers
Canceled for 2021

Corporate Counsel
Best Legal Awards (in-house counsel)
Nominations open: January 28, 2022
Nominations Close: April 6, 2022 (EXTENDED to April 22)

The American Lawyer
The American Lawyer Industry Awards
Nominations open:  Feb. 14, 2022
Nominations Close: April 25,2022 (extended to April 28)

The American Lawyer
Law Firm Best Practices of the Year
Nominations open:  Feb. 14, 2022
Nominations Close: deadline extended May 25, 2022

Texas Lawyer
Texas Legal Awards
Nominations open: March 17, 2022
Nominations Close: June 9, 2022

Corporate Counsel
Women, Influence, Power in Law
Nominations open: April 25, 2022
Nominations Close: July 8, 2022

New Jersey Law Journal
New Jersey Legal Awards
Nominations open: April 7, 2022
Nominations Close: June 17, 2022

The National Law Journal
National Law Journal Legal Awards
Categories include: D.C. Rising Stars, Winning Litigators, D.C. Litigation Department of the Year with General Litigation and Specialty Practice Areas, Lifetime Achievement, GC Impact, Crisis Management & Government Oversight, ESG and Community Impact, Diversity Initiative, Appellate Hot List Nominations open: April 21, 2022
Nominations Close: July 14, 2022

The National Law Journal
Appellate Hot List (now opening as part of NLJ Awards, see above)
Pro Bono Hot List (replaced by ESG and Community Impact)

New York Law Journal
New York Legal Awards
Nominations open: April 7, 2022
Nominations Close: June 17, 2022

The Recorder
California Legal Awards
Nominations open: May 4, 2022
Nominations Close: July 14, 2022

2022 US Editorial Contests that are now closed:

Legalweek Leaders in Tech Law
Connecticut Legal Awards
Florida Legal Awards
Pennsylvania Legal Awards
American Lawyer Dealmakers of the Year
Georgia Legal Awards
Elite Trial Lawyers