Contact for Nominations: The Recorder’s 2022 California Legal Awards

The Recorder is enthusiastic to announce the get in touch with for nominations for its 2022 California Lawful Awards. We’ll still have Females Leaders in Tech Regulation as a class, as very well as new classes these types of as the Virtual Vanguard Award, Legal professionals on the Rapid Keep track of, and ESG initiatives. Nominations are open to companies and folks dependent in California. Read on to uncover out how to submit!


  • Ladies Leaders in Tech Law
  • Tech Industry Advisory Group of the 12 months
  • Tech Industry Litigation Department of the Calendar year
  • Virtual Vanguard Award
  • Innovation in Range and Inclusion
  • Mentorship Award
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance Initiative
  • Vanguard Award
  • Lawyer of the Calendar year
  • “On the Radar” Award
  • Legal professionals on the Fast Track (below 40)

Classification Descriptions

Girls Leaders in Tech Legislation

Who are the women lawyers handling match-altering, law-shaping, industry going operate in and around the tech sector? We will carry on our yearly tradition of celebrating the Females Leaders in Tech Regulation focusing on the best women of all ages lawyers whose recent achievements have contributed to development at engineering firms and in the regulation.

Follow Places: 

  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Residence
  • Regulatory
  • Company/Transactions

Tech Market Advisory Group of the Calendar year

Open to law companies of all measurements and places, but only post for consideration engagements in which the guide or co-guide lover is dependent in California. Contest time period is Jan. 1, 2021 by means of existing day submit only these matters in which the client’s objective was obtained in that time frame.   

Tech Market Litigation Office of the 12 months 

Open up to litigation departments and attorneys from regulation corporations of all measurements and spots, but only people matters wherever the direct or co-guide husband or wife is based in California can be submitted for thing to consider. Submit only those issues where the client’s aim was substantially achieved in between Jan. 1, 2021 and the present-day date.

We’ll be searching at nominations from several practice regions such as:

  • Antitrust Legislation
  • Privacy/Cybersecurity
  • Class Steps/Mass Torts
  • Professional Litigation
  • Securities
  • Work/Labor
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance 
  • Investigations/White Collar Protection
  • Mental Assets
  • State/Area Government Enforcement Litigation  

Digital Vanguard Award 

Recognizing innovation and growth in virtual legislation firms, nontraditional regulation business types and alternative authorized service providers. Convey to us in 800 words or considerably less about the enterprise design, expansion, ties to California and why it could represent the upcoming of legislation corporations. Make sure you current get the job done that is finished in California—it does not require to be tech business targeted.

Innovation in Range and Inclusion 

Recognizing successful partnerships concerning authorized field gamers that advance females lawyers, lawyers of shade and other underrepresented groups. Nominees can be personal corporations or organizations, or collaborative endeavours among teams. We’re not just searching for initiatives, but rather seeking for meaningful impact and concrete results in the lawful local community.

Mentorship Award 

Nominees can enter as mentor separately, or can enter as a pair (both mentor and mentee) in a nomination. Inform us in 800 words or significantly less the impression that this mentor has manufactured on attorneys at the commence of their professions, and in the authorized occupation.

Environmental, Social, and Governance initiative 

Inform us in 800 words and phrases or considerably less about initiatives led by your firm or business that experienced environmental, social and governance impact. We’re hunting for initiatives with external effects, alternatively than inside initiatives inside of the corporation. 

Vanguard Award

For individuals corporations/organizations who have revolutionized their enterprise to keep just one phase forward of the present and long run forces shaping the legal sector. Convey to us in 800 phrases or a lot less about how your firm has transformed your small business in current years in reaction to earth situations or changing calls for from consumers and expertise. This could contain new enterprise prospects, place of work/payment models or other cultural alterations. 

Lawyer of the Year 

The suitable applicant will have built his or her mark on the occupation, and in the law, with an achievement in the earlier 12 months that goes outside of assistance to the client. Lawyer have to be a training law firm in California. We will be awarding attorneys in numerous exercise places/industries.

Observe Places/Industries

  • Tech
  • Life Sciences & Wellness Treatment
  • Amusement
  • Emerging Difficulties or Industries
  • Electricity
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual House
  • Antitrust
  • Fiscal Services
  • Securities
  • White Collar/Investigations

“On the Radar” award

Winners in this classification will be recognized for their illustration of technological know-how shoppers in bargains and litigation initiated from Jan. 1, 2021 to the latest day. The winner will be chosen based mostly on data compiled by Radar, a supply for real-time updates on higher stakes lawful matters throughout additional than 35 shopper industry sectors.

Lawyers on the Quickly Observe (underneath 40)

Open up to Legal professionals in California Under Age 40 

Just about every year, we rejoice the subsequent era of authorized leaders by honoring Legal professionals on the Quick Track. The nominee will have to base his or her exercise in California. Finished nomination kinds will be evaluated by an neutral judging panel, made up of members of the California authorized community. All those nominees getting the maximum composite scores from all the panelists will be our Lawyers on the Speedy Keep track of.

To be qualified, entrant wants to be underneath 40 by the submission deadline.

Deadline for all groups is July 14, 2022. If you have any questions, make sure you get hold of Recognition Desk Supervisor Pearl Wu at [email protected].