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Deadline extended to March 17

The Daily Report is accepting nominations for a host of its award programs recognizing excellence around the bar.  These include our traditional categories–Attorney of the Year; On the Rise; Lifetime Achievement; Law Firm Litigation Departments of the Year and In-House Legal Departments of the Year—and two new ones. They are GC Impact and Distinguished Leaders.

The honorees will be recognized in special editorial sections in June and at a reception and dinner event that month.

The criteria and nomination information for each award are as follows.

Attorney of the Year: This award goes to the lawyer who in 2016 had the biggest impact on the law or the Georgia legal community, or did the most to advance the cause of justice. (To be sure, some of this work may have originated before 2016 and/or extended into 2017.) If you have someone in mind who you think deserves this recognition, please let us know by sending an email essay, with the subject line “Daily Report Attorney of the Year,” of up to 500 words to EditorialAwards@alm.com by 5 p.m., Friday, March 17.

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, “Daily Report Distinguished Leaders,” by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

On the Rise: please tell us, in up to 500 words, about lawyers under the age of 40 who have wielded influence in their practice areas in Georgia and beyond. They should be innovators, developing unique practice niches, amassing robust books of business, demonstrating strong leadership qualities, showing expertise in litigation, in-house or transactional work and committing themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work. Nominees must have been born after June 22, 1977, to be eligible. Nominations should be sent to EditorialAwards@alm.com, with the subject line “Daily Report On the Rise,” by 5 p.m. Friday, March 17.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 Georgia. As with On the Rise, nominations should be sent to EditorialAwards@alm.com, with the subject line “Daily Report Lifetime Achievement Awards,” by 5 p.m. Friday, March 17.Again, please include a high-resolution color photo of the nominee, at least 200 dpi.

Litigation Departments of the Year: These recognize a top department in general litigation and top specialty practice groups for work done in 2016. Please tell us about matters led by lawyers from Georgia, but those cases need not have been filed or tried in a Georgia court. We may group the entrants by firm size—small, midsize or large—and name winners in each category. 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, “Daily Report Litigation,” by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

In-House Departments of the Year: We’re looking for legal departments that in 2016 excelled in general or any one of these areas: outside counsel management; pro bono and community service; diversity and quality of life; technology and information systems; corporate compliance; and solo GCs. 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, “Daily Report In-House,” by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

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, “Daily Report GC Impact,” by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Ringel, managing editor, at jringel@alm.com or 404-419-2839.