Recognition Awards

In-House Legal Department of the Year

The Daily Business Review is seeking nominations for its annual In-House Legal Department of the Year awards.

The program recognizes top Florida corporate counsel teams for work accomplished in the 2014 calendar year. Nominations are sought in several categories: the state’s top legal department, outside counsel management, technology, diversity and quality of life, pro bono and community service, corporate compliance, solo GCs, and rising stars.

Please review the attached form. The deadline for submission to DBRRecognition@alm.com is Aug. 17. Award winners will be recognized at an event Nov. 17.

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Top Litigation Department of the Year Awards

The Daily Business Review is seeking nominations for its annual Top Litigation Department of the Year awards.

The program recognizes top Florida litigation departments at law firms for work accomplished in the 2014 calendar year. Nominations are sought for Florida’s top legal department as well as practitioners in five specialty practice areas: Intellectual Property, Products Liability/Mass Torts, Labor and Employment, Insurance, and Real Estate/HOA or Other.

Please review the attached forms (Word) and (Excel) The deadline for submissions is Aug. 17. Award winners will be recognized at an event Nov. 17.

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2015 Annual Managing Partners Survey

The Daily Business Review is conducting its annual managing partners survey, a snapshot of attitudes toward and expectations about the South Florida legal industry and economy. The DBR seeks responses from managing partners at South Florida law firms and partners in charge of South Florida law offices. The confidential survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Firm leaders are asked about attorney headcounts, demographics, projections for hiring and promotions, financial expectations, pro bono efforts, growth plans and perspectives on the year ahead.

The more responses we receive, the DBR will be able to produce a more accurate and reliable overview of South Florida’s legal community. Please join in.

Feel free to contact research manager Jeanne Graham at jgraham@alm.com or 512-990-5773 with any questions. Responses are due by Friday, Aug. 28.

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Top Verdicts Recognition
The Daily Business Review is pleased to announce its second annual Florida Verdicts Hall of Fame Awards. The practice areas being honored this year are: Admiralty, Contracts, Intellectual Property, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death. In future years, other practice areas will be recognized.

Induction into Daily Business Review's Florida Verdicts Hall of Fame is based solely on four years of data from cases submitted to the Verdict Search, an affiliate of the DBR. The cases were ranked by size of the verdict. The dollar value listed indicates that returned by the judge or jury or reported in the settlement. It does not include legal fees, prejudgment interest or any other adjustments.

The top five verdicts in each category have been selected and the firms below will be honored and presented their award at The Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, Florida on September 10, 2015.

In addition, we will also recognizing Christian Searcy of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley in West Palm Beach as this year’s Lifetime Achiever Honoree.

Click here for a listing of the cases and firms to be honored.

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11th Annual Most Effective Lawyers Special Section And Recognition Event

The Daily Business Review is seeking nominations for its 11th annual Most Effective Lawyers special section and recognition event. The program recognizes notable achievements by South Florida legal practitioners in an assortment of categories based on tangible results and impact obtained from Sept. 1, 2014 to Aug. 30, 2015. Feel free to contact Managing Editor Catherine Wilson with any questions at cwilson@alm.com. Honorees will be recognized at an event in Miami on Dec. 4. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 11. Nominations should be emailed to DBRRecognition@alm.com.