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**UPDATED 6/13/2018: This page is no longer updated. Please check our Law.com page for deadlines: 
https://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2018/01/23/call-for-nominations-professional-excellence-2018/


PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE DATES ARE ALL TENTATIVE.

NEW CHANGES SINCE LAST UPDATE ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW

Note: For more information about NLJ Trailblazers, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com.
Here's an FAQ on Trailblazers: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v3aONZYFJnK_cw9UpytXvA1OOvWEAg3DadeROcZxcsg/edit?usp=sharing

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


-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

Dealmakers of the Year: Please contact Diane Walton dwalton@alm.com in research, as this is a research survey.

May 2018
Trailblazers: Immigration & Litigation
Nominations open: April 2
Submission Deadline: May 4
Note: This is a business product, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com for more info.

Cryptocurrency/Blockchain/Fintech Trailblazers
Nominations: April 16
Submission deadline: May 18
Note: This is a business product, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com for more info.
https://goo.gl/forms/THXqQgh37Y5dNeiI2

June 2018

Trailblazers: Cannabis
Nominations open: May 7
Submission Deadline: June 1
Note: This is a business product, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com for more info.

July 2018

Trailblazers: Elite Boutique & M&A
Nominations open: July 2
Submission Deadline: Aug. 3
Note: This is a business product, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com for more info.


Frequently Asked Questions

Which contests have already closed their submissions this year?

Deadlines have passed for these 2018 contests:

Trailblazers: Plaintiffs Lawyer & White Collar/Regulatory & Compliance

The Asian Lawyer The Asia Legal Awards

Daily Business Review Florida Legal Awards

Corporate Counsel Best Legal Departments

National Law Journal Pro Bono Hot List

Daily Report Georgia Legal Awards
Connecticut Law Tribune Legal Awards
The Legal Intelligencer Pennsylvania Legal Awards
ADR Champions
NJLJ New Jersey Legal Awards
New York Law Journal Legal Awards

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

I would like more information on Trailblazers.

Trailblazlers is a business product. For more information about NLJ Trailblazers, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com.