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 7/11/2017**

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.

NLJ is not holding Midsize Hot List, IP, Litigation Boutiques, Chicago Legal/Lit, nor Plaintiffs Hot List this year. Elite Trial Lawyers will not publish this year.

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.

-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

July 2017

Connecticut Law Tribune
Distinguished Leaders
Lifetime Achievement
Attorney of the Year
New Leaders in the Law
Litigation Departments of the Year
In-House Legal Departments of the Year
Open for Nominations: April 25
Deadline Extended: July 24

http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784558808/Call-for-Nominations-Connecticut-Legal-Awards?mcode=1202617073650&curindex=3

NLJ
Winning Litigators
Open for Nominations: mid June
Deadline: July 24
http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202789898836/Call-for-Nominations-Winning-Litigators?mcode=1202619579982&curindex=1

NLJ

Trailblazers M&A and Antitrust
Deadline: June 30
For more information about how to submit a nomination, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com

The Recorder
Corporate Departments Departments of the Year
Nominations open: mid June
Deadline: July 28
http://www.therecorder.com/home/id=1202790275624/Call-for-Nominations-The-Recorders-Corporate-Departments-of-the-Year-2017?mcode=1202615733861&curindex=2

The Recorder
In-House Legal Departments Departments of the Year
Nominations open: mid June
Deadline: July 28
http://www.therecorder.com/home/id=1202790277184/Call-for-Nominations-The-Recorders-InHouse-Legal-Departments-of-the-Year-2017?mcode=1202615733861&curindex=0

The Recorder
In-House Litigation Departments Departments of the Year
Nominations open: mid June
Deadline: July 28
http://www.therecorder.com/home/id=1202790276289/Call-for-Nominations-The-Recorders-Litigation-Departments-of-the-Year-2017?mcode=1202615733861&curindex=1


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

http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202792682283/Call-for-Nominations-Appellate-Hot-List?mcode=1202619579982&curindex=0


Legal Week/International
British Legal Awards
Open for Nominations: late May
Closed for nominations: Sept 8

https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=221430&

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

NLJ
Trailblazers Litigation
Open for Nominations: July 10
Deadline: August 25
For more information about how to submit a nomination, please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com

October 2017

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
Texas  Lawyer, Professional Excellence
NLJ, Trailblazers Intellectual Property
LegalWeek and The American Lawyer, Transatlantic Legal Awards
Texas Lawyer, In-House Legal Department of the Year
NLJ, DC In-House Legal Department of the Year
The American Lawyer, Global Legal Awards
NLJ, Plaintiffs Trailblazers
New York Law Journal, Professional Excellence (Distinguished Leaders, Lifetime Achievement, Attorney of the Year, Rising Stars,
Litigation Departments of the Year, In-House Legal Departments of the Year)
The American Lawyer, Lifetime Achievers and Distinguished Leader
NLJ, DC Rising Stars
The Recorder, Women Leaders in Tech Law

China Law & Practice, China Law & Practice Awards

Inside Counsel, Transformative Leadership Awards
NLJ, Lifetime Achiever
NLJ, Elite Boutique Trailblazers


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.