is accepting nominations for our second annual New England Legal Awards, celebrating professional excellence in law in Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

We’re introducing several new categories this year, so please check out the category descriptions on the event site. We’ve added awards for intellectual property lawyers and teams, mergers and acquisitions and banking & finance. Please take a look!

The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 14. Award winners will be announced in late July, and our awards gala dinner will be held in September.

Please see the list of categories below, and please note that materials/responses required for submission may vary. For complete entry instructions, please visit the New England Legal Awards submissions portal to see the full nomination form and what is required for each category.

We will be accepting nominations in these categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Attorney of the Year
  • New Leaders in the Law (including an overall Young Lawyer of the Year winner)
  • Distinguished Leaders
  • Legal Innovators & Disrupters
  • Outstanding Officiators
  • Social Impact (diversity, pro bono, ESG, public service, public sector)
  • Unsung Heroes
  • Best Mentors
  • Regional Managing Partner of the Year
  • Law Firm of the Year
  • Partner of the Year
  • Merger and Acquisition Attorney of the Year
  • Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year
  • Banking and Financial Attorney of the Year
  • Real Estate Firm of the Year
  • In-House Impact: In-House Departments of the Year
    • In-House Departments include:
      • Corporate Compliance
      • Diversity & Quality of Life
      • Legal Department of the Year
      • Outside Counsel Management
      • Pro Bono/Community Service
      • Technology
  • In-House Impact: Individuals
  • Litigation Departments of the Year, General Litigation
  • Litigation Departments of the Year, Specialty Categories
    • Specialty Categories include:
      • Appellate
      • Intellectual Property
      • Products Liability/Mass Torts
      • Labor and Employment
      • Insurance
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Family Law
      • Business Litigation
      • Arbitration/ Mediation Services
      • Personal Injury 
      • White Collar/Corporate Compliance
      • Probate 
      • Solo litigation practice 
      • Other

If you have any questions, please contact Recognition Events desk managing Pearl Wu at [email protected]


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