The National Law Journal seeks nominations for its 2018 Pro Bono Hot List. This list recognizes law firms that have led the way on access to justice. Winning past submissions have included pro bono work with a broad policy, social or financial impact; work that required great time and sacrifice from lawyers and/or work that, because of their clients’ unpopularity, exposed lawyers to criticism.

To apply: Please include a brief overview of the firm’s pro bono history and highlights and detailed descriptions of key pro bono matters resolved between January 1, 2017 and January 11, 2018. Within these descriptions, please name the lawyers involved and describe the extent of their involvement on matters compared with co-counsel. On matters involving co-counsel, please include their names. Also include the names of opposing counsel. Lastly, include the names and contact information for at least two pro bono clients.

Word limit and deadline: Please limit nominations to no more than 1,800 words. Supporting documents on matters (news clips, etc.) do not count towards the word limit, but we ask that you limit these supplemental materials to 3 pages. The deadline for submissions is 10 a.m. EST on Thursday, March 1We will be unable to accept late submissions this year.

Submission format: Nominations should be in the format of an attached Word or PDF document and e-mailed to