ALM Editorial Submission Deadlines
 

This list includes awards submission deadlines for ALM Recognition Events, as well as a few other awards. It does not include research surveys or awards where we do not accept nominations.

**UPDATED 4/25/2017**

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE DATES ARE ALL TENTATIVE.

NEW CHANGES SINCE LAST UPDATE ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW

Note: NLJ is not holding Midsize Hot List, IP, Litigation Boutiques, Chicago Legal/Lit, nor Plaintiffs Hot List this year. NLJ plans to run Elite Trial Lawyers instead of Plaintiffs Hot List. Deadlines to come.

NEW LINK: Surveys are held by ALM's Research Department, and will NOT be listed here. Please sign up for survey notifications here. If you have signed up in previous years, you do not need to sign up again unless your contact info has changed: https://alm.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3QSPZSPv0ZmMoGV

For a tentative research surveys calendar, please email pwu@alm.com.

For more information about NLJ Trailblazers, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com.

-ALL DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

-Please check this page for frequent updates to dates, award titles, and deadlines.
-Please see answers to Frequently Asked Questions below the deadlines
-Please email Recognition Desk Manager Pearl Wu pwu@alm.com if you have any questions.

Deadlines

March 2017

Texas Lawyer

Litigation Departments of the Year
Open for Nominations : Jan. 25
Deadline: March 28
http://www.texaslawyer.com/home/id=1202777684502

Texas Lawyer
In-House Legal Departments of the Year
Open for Nominations : Jan. 27
Deadline: March 28
http://www.texaslawyer.com/home/id=1202777884185?slreturn=20170031184912

April 2017

Texas Lawyer
Professional Excellence Awards
Open for Nominations: Feb. 22
Deadline: April 14
http://www.texaslawyer.com/home/id=1202779601260/2017-Texas-Lawyer-Professional-Excellence-Awards?mcode=1202629985400&curindex=0

NLJ
Trailblazers Intellectual Property
Open for Nominations: April 3
Deadline: April 28
For more information about how to submit a nomination, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com

LegalWeek and The American Lawyer
Transatlantic Legal Awards
Nominations open now
Deadline: April 21
https://www.eiseverywhere.com//ehome/233274

May 2017

The American Lawyer
Global Legal Awards
Open for Nominations 
Submissions due: May 1
at.law.com/globallegal2017

NLJ
DC In-House Legal Departments of the Year
Open for Nominations
Deadline: May 1
http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202781851619/Call-for-Nominations-Washington-DC-Legal-Departments-of-the-Year?mcode=1202619579982&curindex=0

NLJ
Trailblazers Plaintiffs
Open for Nominations: early May
Deadline: May 26
For more information about how to submit a nomination, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com

June 2017

New York Law Journal
Distinguished Leaders
Lifetime Achievement
Attorney of the Year
Rising Stars
Litigation Departments of the Year
In-House Legal Departments of the Year
Open for Nominations: Jan. 31
Deadline: June 1
http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202777974188

The American Lawyer
Lifetime Achievers and Distinguished Leader
Open for Nominations: late May
Deadline: June 15

NLJ
Elite Boutique Trailblazers
Open for Nominations: late May/early June
Deadline: June 23
For more information about how to submit a nomination, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com

NLJ
DC Rising Stars and Lifetime Achiever
Open for Nominations: early May
Deadline: June 16

The Recorder
Women Leaders in Tech Law
Nominations Open: mid May
Deadline: June 16

July 2017

Inside Counsel
Transformative Leadership Awards
Open for nominations: April 25
Deadline: July 7
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/246186/548910/

NLJ
Winning Litigators
Open for Nominations: mid June
Deadline: July 24

NLJ

Trailblazers M&A and Antitrust
Open for Nominations: early July
Deadline: July 28
For more information about how to submit a nomination, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com

The Recorder
Corporate Departments and Legal Departments of the Year
Nominations open: mid June
Deadline: July 28


August 2017

The American Lawyer
Litigation Departments of the Year
Open for Nominations: April 21
Submissions due: August 4
http://at.law.com/AmLawLDOY2017

NLJ
Appellate Hot List
Open for Nominations: early July
Deadline: August 25

Legal Week/International
British Legal Awards
Open for Nominations: late May
Closed for nominations: early August

NLJ
Trailblazers Cybersecurity
Open for Nominations: late July
Deadline: August 25
For more information about how to submit a nomination, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com

September 2017

NLJ
Elite Trial Lawyers
Open for Nominations: mid August
Deadline: September 25

NLJ
Trailblazers Litigation
Open for Nominations: late August
Deadline: September 22
For more information about how to submit a nomination, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com

October 2017

Legal Week/International
African Legal Awards
Open for Nomations: mid May
Nominations Close: early October

November 2017

December 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Which contests have already closed their submissions this year?

Deadlines have passed for these 2017 contests:

The Asian Lawyer, Asia Legal Awards
Corporate Counsel, Best Legal Departments
NLJ, Pro Bono Hot List
NLJ, Trailblazers Divorce Trust & Estates
Daily Business Review, Professional Excellence Awards (all categories)
Daily Report,  Professional Excellence Awards (all categories)
NLJ, Trailblazers Energy & Environmental
LegalWeek, Middle East Legal Awards
LegalWeek, Innovation Awards
New Jersey Law Journal, Professional Excellence Awards (all categories)
The Legal Intelligencer, Professional Excellence Awards (all categories)
NLJ, DC Litigation Departments

It looks like the Publication date on the Submission Guidelines post was just last week. Why is the deadline so close to the post date?

The date on the posts update whenever we update the guidelines (no matter how minor the change). This does not mean the post was initially published on that date.

I submitted for a contest that has since closed. When will I be notified if my nominee is selected?

Honorees will be announced on the publication's main site, but please note that not all publications notify honorees in advance of the announcement.

I submitted for a contest early. Why didn't I receive a confirmation immediately?
We confirm the nominations after we've sorted and filed them. Please do not re-send any nominations while asking for a confirmation as you may cause confusion which file is the correct version. Thank you for your patience.

I’m looking for a survey. Why can’t I find it on here?

Surveys are conducted by ALM’s Research Department. You can sign up for survey notifications here at this NEW LINK. If you have signed up in previous years, you do not need to sign up again unless your contact info has changed:

: https://alm.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3QSPZSPv0ZmMoGV