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The Connecticut Law Tribune is accepting nominations in seven categories The Law Tribune is seeking nominees for its third annual Professional Excellence Awards.
 
The deadline has been extended to Monday, July 24.
 
We will be recognizing two new categories this year: GC Impact and Distinguished Leaders. In addition to the new categories, we will also honor a Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, New Leaders in the Law, Litigation Departments of the Year, In-House Legal Departments of the Year, and Attorney of the Year.
 
The honorees will be recognized in special editorial sections in October and at a reception and at the Connecticut Legal Awards dinner on October 3 in Hartford, CT.
 
Please see below for specific guidelines for nominations in each category:
 
Lawyer of the Year: This award goes to the lawyer who has had outstanding success or achievement in 2016, and can take the form of litigation or pro bono efforts, effective advocacy for legislation or social causes, tangible achievements in leadership roles in bar organizations or anything else that had a significant impact on the Connecticut legal community. To nominate yourself, a friend or colleague, please let us know by sending an email essay with the subject line “Connecticut Law Tribune Lawyer of the Year,” of up to 500 words to EditorialAwards@alm.com by 5 p.m., Monday, July 24.
 
Distinguished Leaders: This recognizes lawyers who achieved impressive results in 2016 and demonstrated clear leadership skills that helped them achieve those results. Examples include–but are not limited to–winning a big case, helping a firm grow, managing a big deal or getting a key piece of legislation passed (or defeated). Please send up to 500 words about this person in an email to EditorialAwards@alm.com with the subject line, “Connecticut Law Tribune Distinguished Leaders,” by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 24.
 
New Leaders in the Law: We’re looking to spotlight lawyers under the age of 40 by the submission deadline who have excelled in the courtroom, in client service and cultivation, in service to bar associations and in performing pro bono work or community service in a volunteer capacity. It’s important to note that nominees need not excel in every one of these areas; just a one or two will suffice. Please send nomination essays of up to 500 words to EditorialAwards@alm.com, with the subject line “Connecticut Law Tribune New Leaders in the Law,” by 5 p.m. Monday, July 24.. Please include a high-resolution color photo of the nominee, at least 200 dpi.
 
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Please tell us in up to 500 words about anyone living who has left a lasting imprint on the legal community of Connecticut. We are looking for lawyers from a wide range of practice areas; and from the public and private sector; from big and small firms; from corporate legal departments; from all regions of the state. Nomination essays of up to 500 words should be sent to EditorialAwards@alm.com, with the subject line “Connecticut Law Tribune Lifetime Achievement Awards,” by 5 p.m. Monday, July 24. Please include a high-resolution color photo of the nominee, at least 200 dpi.
 
Litigation Departments of the Year: The Connecticut Law Tribune’s Litigation Departments of the Year contest is open to any litigation law firm with a Connecticut presence. Connecticut lawyers must have had a significant impact on the work being presented, though the work does not need to have been done in Connecticut. Because many lawyers and firms have regional or national practices, we will take into account cases handled by Connecticut attorneys in out-of-state courts.
 
The contest has two distinct categories: 1) Awards for the top overall litigation department(s) (large, mid-size and small law firms encouraged to apply). 2) Separate honors for departments that handle specialty litigation practice areas that may include: (a) Appellate, (b) Intellectual Property; (c) Products Liability/Mass Torts; (d) Labor and Employment; (e) Insurance; (f) Commercial Litigation; (g) Family Law; (h) Business Litigation; (i) Arbitration/ Mediation Services; (j) Personal Injury (k) White Collar/Corporate Compliance, (l) Probate and (m) solo litigation practice and (n) others to be named.
 
You may compete in the overall category, any number of specialty categories, or a combination of the overall and specialty categories. Depending on the number and quality of entries, there may be multiple award winners in some categories.
 
Please click here to access the form with specific information needed to compose submissions. Please submit all materials via email to EditorialAwards@alm.com with the subject line, “Connecticut Law Tribune Litigation,” by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 24.
 
In-House Departments of the Year: The Connecticut Law Tribune will honor the best legal departments in Connecticut and is seeking help in determining the deserving companies. To be considered for the awards, send us an essay to nominate a corporate legal department that is Connecticut-situated or with a nexus to Connecticut. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination, including law firms and the legal departments themselves. The questions are grouped into six (6) categories, and a separate award will be given for each. You may answer for all six (6) categories, or you may confine your answers to one specific category or more. Please click here to access the form with specific information needed to compose submissions. Please submit all materials via email to EditorialAwards@alm.com with the subject line, “Connecticut Law Tribune In-House,” by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 24.
 
GC Impact: This recognizes an in-house lawyer who had a significant accomplishment in 2016. Please send up to 500 words about this person in an email to EditorialAwards@alm.com with the subject line, “Connecticut Law Tribune GC Impact,” by 5 p.m.on Monday, July 24.
 
If you have any questions, please contact managing editor Michael Marciano at mmarciano@alm.com.