Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we’re adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.

This year, we have new categories in select regions, as well as honoring Litigation Departments of the Year in those regions for midsize firms. For large firms (200+ attorneys), we have our new regional Litigation Departments of the Year category from The American Lawyer for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Connecticut.

Please note that this list only covers U.S. editorial awards.  It does not include research surveys or business-side awards or international awards.

For research surveys (AmLaw 200, NLJ 500, Pro Bono Scorecard, etc.), please contact Diane Walton dwalton@alm.com. You can also sign up for research survey notifications here.

For Trailblazers, please contact Maria Stojanovic mstojanovic@alm.com.

For International ALM awards, please visit the ALM Events page and click “Awards Events” for a full list.

To sign up for marketing notifications for ALM’s U.S. Editorial Awards, please click here.

Please see below for U.S. nominations dates. Please check back for updates as we open each nomination period. For questions about any of the contests listed below, please contact Recognition Desk Manager, Pearl Wu, at pwu@alm.com.

The American Lawyer
The American Lawyer Industry Awards
Nominations Open: Feb. 5

Deadline: varies

-Regional Litigation/National Boutique (now closed)

-Best Law Firm and AOTY extended to June 15

-Other categories extended to May 15

Click to Submit Here


Texas Lawyer
Texas Legal Awards
Nominations Open: March 21

Deadline: June 12

Click to Submit Here


The National Law Journal
Winning Litigators
Nominations Open: April 17

Deadline: June 28

Click here to submit a nomination


The American Lawyer
Global Legal Awards (part of The American Lawyer Industry Awards)
Nominations Open: April 17

Deadline: June 14

Click here to submit a nomination


The American Lawyer
Litigation Departments of the Year (National)
Nominations Open: May 10

Deadline: July 22

Click here to submit a nomination


Corporate Counsel
Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards
Nominations Open: April 17

Deadline: July 10

Click here to submit a nomination


The Recorder
California Tech and Innovation
Nominations Open: May 9

Deadline: July 31

Click here to submit a nomination


The National Law Journal
Appellate Hot List
Nominations Open: June 10

Deadline: August 1

Click here to submit a nomination


2019 U.S. Editorial Contests that are now closed:
Connecticut Law Tribune’s Connecticut Legal Awards
New Jersey Law Journal’s New Jersey Legal Awards
Daily Business Review’s Florida Legal Awards
Daily Report’s Georgia Legal Awards
The Legal Intelligencer’s Pennsylvania Legal Awards
National Law Journal’s DC Litigation Departments of the Year
National Law Journal’s DC Rising Stars
National Law Journal’s DC Legal Departments of the Year
National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers
New York Law Journal Legal Awards