How does a lawyer become considered for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition?
Like our traditional Best Lawyers awards, the first step in our methodological process is for a lawyer to be nominated
Additionally, the First Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch will only encompass lawyers practicing in the U.S.
When will nominations open?
Nomination submissions are currently open
and will remain open through January 30th, 2020. A full timeline will be released shortly.
Who should be nominated?
We recommend that nominees are lawyers who have been in practice for 5-10 years or are re-entering private practice after an extended sabbatical.
Best Lawyers does not accept nominations for in-house lawyers.
Can a lawyer be nominated for both Best Lawyers and for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch?
No, a lawyer can only be nominated for (and potentially recognized in) either award category, but not both.
Who will vote on the nominees for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch?
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is a peer review voting process, just like the traditional Best Lawyers publication.
Thus, the candidates who fall into the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch category will vote on peer nominees for the First Edition.
Can lawyers vote on themselves?
No, lawyers will not be allowed to vote on themselves.
Does a lawyer have to receive a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition before being recognized in Best Lawyers?
No, a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition is not a prerequisite for being recognized by Best Lawyers.
Additionally, inclusion on Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch does not guarantee a lawyer will be automatically recognized in the traditional Best Lawyers publication after a certain period of time.
Can a current Best Lawyers nominee be converted to a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch nominee?
Yes! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to assist with changing any categories for nominations already submitted
where the candidate is a better fit for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.