Awards: Chambers USA New Research Schedule Now Available

Posted by Kristen Greer
April 16, 2024

Though the Chambers USA 2024 guide is not fully available until June 1, the 2025 research schedule has been announced. Attorneys and legal marketers should begin planning for this summer’s series of deadlines, as solid Chambers submissions take at least six to eight weeks to prepare. The first deadlines are only about three months away!

Chambers is one of the most respected law firm rankings in the U.S. and an important source of comparative intelligence about law firms. It is a key resource that clients and other legal professionals use to learn more about a firm. As law firms dedicate more time and energy to their applications, submissions have become increasingly competitive.

Chambers USA 2025 Schedule Features

For lawyers pursuing a Chambers ranking, it is best to start with the online Chambers USA research schedule, which can be filtered by practice area and jurisdiction. Users can download the schedule and then customize and sort the data as needed. As in previous years, the schedule offers deadline information for every practice area and state in the guide.

Chambers USA 2025 Highlights

New for 2025, Chambers USA is limiting referee outreach for nationwide practice areas and instead considering all referee feedback from the related statewide categories. Affected categories include insurance-related, securities-related and other areas. Poston Communications will be tracking these and other changes occurring in the next weeks.

Our Chambers Submission Solutions for Law Firms

Poston Communications offers two approaches to Chambers submissions: full service or our formbook suite of services. Our full-service option includes comprehensive services for Chambers submissions—from a practice kick-off meeting to interviews with leaders to write the submission to counseling clients on selecting the right referees. Our team of seasoned writers and legal marketers understands the nuances of writing for Chambers’ researchers.

Our services can be applied to one practice group or the entirety of your firm’s submissions.

For firms that want to keep their Chambers’ financial investment more defined, our Poston Formbook suite of services includes a Chambers Package that provides in-house teams with the forms, templates and best practices needed to produce quality submissions internally. Whether you are familiar with the Chambers process, are changing your submission strategy, or are participating for the first time, the Poston Formbook can help you navigate the Chambers submission process, effectively communicate timelines and manage your firm’s relationship with Chambers referees and key contacts.

Building on our years of experience preparing successful submissions for international, national, mid-market and boutique firms in a variety of practice areas, our Poston Formbook will help your firm make the strongest case for inclusion in Chambers USA. Available forms, templates and checklists include:

Interested in learning more? Contact us for more information about the Chambers process and how Poston can help you assemble a strong and successful submission.

Kristen Greer is our award & rankings manager. She is responsible for researching, organizing and generally supporting clients in professional awards and recognitions.