Nominating Clients for Legal Industry Awards: Financial Times’ North America Innovative Lawyers Submissions Now Open

Posted by Leslie Valenza
July 12, 2022

In our series discussing key opportunities for law firms to distinguish client partnerships as part of their business development and public relations initiatives, we’ve covered Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards and American Lawyer Media’s Leaders in Tech Law Awards as two prominent recognitions to consider. Financial Times similarly hosts a renowned annual program celebrating the achievements of firms and legal departments, and its 2022 call for submissions is now open.

Financial Times is seeking nominations for its North America Innovative Lawyers 2022 awards honoring individuals, firms and legal teams who have developed innovative approaches to delivering legal services or have advanced environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.

The FT awards span seven private practice and four in-house categories, including:

Earning recognition among elite Innovative Lawyers honorees has become a coveted position within the legal industry, and we expect competition to escalate in 2022, particularly as businesses increasingly prioritize ESG initiatives and evolve their management strategies in a post-pandemic environment.

Here are a few best practices to help strengthen your submissions:

As you work to identify your strongest innovations, consider the following questions:

Submissions of 750 words or less must assess innovations implemented after Jan. 1, 2021 and must be uploaded to FT’s submission portal by Sept. 6, 2022. Research will be conducted in September and October. Finalists and honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Dec. 8, 2022, in New York City and will be featured in a special report on Dec. 9, 2022.

Our Poston Content team is skilled at preparing these submissions and would be delighted to assist you with your process. Contact us for more information.