InsideCounsel’s upcoming December issue will feature our annual picks for the Top 20 stories of the year—the news that most held the legal industry’s attention in 2012. But we want to hear from you, too. What stories shocked and captivated you this year?

Cast your ballot below for the five stories you would most like to see included in the list, and when the issue comes out, we’ll post the readers’ Top 20 picks as an exclusive online companion post to our magazine story. Then you can see how your list compares to ours.