What are the nomination deadlines?

For the Corporate Counsel categories — June 12, 2024
For the American Lawyer categories — June 12, 2024
For the Law Firm Corporate Practices categories — June 26, 2024.

Why isn't The American Lawyer running the Litigation Departments of the Year this year?

The national Litigation Departments of the Year contest run by The American Lawyer runs every two years, interchangeably with Law Firm Corporate Practices of the Year. It will be back next year. 

I’m having issues submitting a nomination. Whom can I contact?

Please reach out to Recognition Desk Manager, Pearl Wu, at pwu@alm.com.

I’d like to request an extension. Do you allow extensions?

It depends on the contest. Please contact Pearl Wu at pwu@alm.com for any extension requests.

We didn't realize there were additional questions in the portal as we just logged in for the first time and the deadline is tomorrow. Can we get an extension?

We always note that the category descriptions are a guide, but that the full nomination form is on the awardsforce portal. We recommend that you register and log in early in the nominations period to view questions for the categories you are interested in. For extensions, we can grant them if our editors can allow the extra time, but we cannot extend specifically for this reason alone. 

I’d like to submit a nomination for Trailblazers. Whom can I contact with questions?

Please contact Maria Stojanovic at mstojanovic@alm.com for more information on Trailblazers.

We need to go over a word limit. Will we be disqualified?

Please contact Pearl Wu for more details – it depends on the contest.

Can I get on a distro list for editorial contests?

Yes, please fill in this opt in form.

Why isn’t Trailblazers listed with the editorial contests?

Trailblazers are business-side contests, and run by our business managers. Our editorial team does not work on these contests.

I’d like to find out more about a research survey (AmLaw 200, NLJ 500, Pro Bono Scorecard, etc.). How can I do that?

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: https://alm.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3QSPZSPv0ZmMoGV

Where can I see a list of international awards / events at ALM?

For International ALM awards, please visit the ALM Events page https://www.alm.com/events and click “Awards Events” for a full list.