The National Law Journal business arm recognizes professionals who have moved the needle in the legal industry – professionals who are truly Trailblazers. Since 2013, we have published pieces on Trailblazers in a number of different sectors, from Governance, Risk and Compliance to Intellectual Property.  Please see below for upcoming nominations for the Trailblazers series.  To view past Trailblazer issues, click here.


Upcoming Nominations:


NEW FOR 2021: In-House Counsel Trailblazers
Published digitally through Corporate Counsel

Nominations Open: June 1, 2021
Nominations Close: June 25, 2021
Online Publish Date: October 4
Nomination form:


November/December Trailblazers: Litigation and Sports/Entertainment
Published through The National Law Journal

Nominations Open: June 7, 2021
Nominations Close: July 2, 2021
Issue: November/December
Nomination form

Closed Trailblazer Nominations for 2021:

Legal Technology Trailblazers
Midwest Trailblazers
March Trailblazers: Healthcare/Life Sciences and Insurance
May Trailblazers: Plaintiffs’ Lawyers
Northeast Trailblazers
July/August Trailblazers: Employment Law and Energy/Environmental Law
West Trailblazers
September Trailblazers: Real Estate/Construction Law and Crisis Leadership
South Trailblazers


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