May law firm rankings, lists, awards and PR opportunities

May 14, 2024

It’s hard to believe Q2 is halfway over.

Well, kinda hard to believe. If your firm is anything like our clients, this year has been remarkably busy.

And even though legal marketers recognize the importance of legal rankings and awards in generating new business and strengthening relationships, time can sprint past us (right alongside our good intentions).

Below is our curated list of our favorite recognitions. If you only have time to submit for a few this season, we recommend:

  • Friendly heads up that the upcoming Chambers research schedule is live! We know that Chambers can be incredibly intimidating. Is it worth it? Check out our Chambers 101 blog post for a deep dive into the pros and cons of submitting.
  • American Bar Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Environmental Law and Policy — The ABA is accepting nominations for those who work in environmental law and policy until May 31.
  • Diversity Journal’s leadership awardsDiversity Journal has a few upcoming awards to celebrate talented, dynamic leaders. Women Worth Watching in Leadership, Veteran Leadership and Native American Indigenous Leadership awards are due May 31.
  •’s Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards — This recognition “honors top women lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession.” Submissions are due June 7.
  •‘s New England Legal Awards — For attorneys with a reputation for “professional excellence” in Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the submissions are due June 7.
  • American Lawyer’s 2024 Industry Awards — I mentioned this award last month, but I wanted to flag it one more time because they have updated their due dates! This award program is now open for all categories, from Corporate Counsel’s Best Use of Technology and Champion of Diversity awards to Attorney of the Year, Legal Services Innovation Award and everything in between. Submissions for the various awards are due either June 12 or June 26.
  • Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Global Litigators — Submissions to be included in Lawdragon’s global litigators guide are due June 14.
  • Texas Lawyer’s Legal Awards — For our Texas legal community friends, you have until June 21 to submit for categories ranging from Attorney of the Year and Best Mentors to Lifetime Achievement and Dealmakers of the Year.
  • California Legal’s Legal Awards — Another state-specific award! This recognition “celebrates the California law firms and legal departments driving the state’s dynamic legal landscape.” Submissions are also due June 21 for this award program.
  • Law360’s Attorney Promotions Q2 — If you have any attorneys who are promoted from April 1 through June 30, submit them to Law360. The recognition is “for anyone who was promoted to partner or partner equivalent and partners who were elevated within the firm.” Submissions are due on July 5 by 4 p.m. ET.
  • Law360’s MVPs of the Year — This award profiles “the attorneys who had the biggest wins and made the most significant contributions to their practice groups in the past year.” Submissions are due July 12 by 8 p.m. ET.


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