New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
The legal affairs news and information company Lawdragon Inc. announces its call for nominations for the 2013 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America – its eighth annual guide to the best of the legal profession.
Visitors to Lawdragon.com can vote using an online voting form or by sending submissions to nominations(at)lawdragon(dot)com. The submissions period is open until Sept. 9, and the guide will be published on Lawdragon.com on Dec. 31, 2013.
Since its founding in 2005, Lawdragon has published the Lawdragon 500 guides, the most elite distinction in the industry. The guide covers all major litigation and transactional practice areas and regions of the U.S. It includes private practitioners in corporate and plaintiff law firms, corporate counsel, law school professors, government attorneys, judges and nonprofit and public interest attorneys. The exact composition of the list changes each year, depending on trends and recent achievements of the nation’s lawyers.
While Lawdragon’s editorial research is the most important factor, online votes and submissions by law firms play an important role in the selection of the guide. Individuals casting single votes tend to use the online voting form. Law firms interested in promoting multiple names tend to send submissions to nominations(at)lawdragon(dot)com; many already have done so. The most common submission is a paragraph or two explaining why each suggested attorney should make the guide, with an emphasis on recent legal achievements from the past year.
Firms that send submissions by the Sept. 9 deadline will be able to send updates up until the last week of December. Inquiries can be sent at any time to Editor-in-Chief John Ryan at john(at)lawdragon(dot)com.
Lawdragon is a fast-growing new media company that offers a unique platform for lawyers to reach consumers. In addition to attorney guides such as the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, the website provides free legal news and features as well as a searchable database of legal professionals that includes online profiles of attorneys and firms. Attorneys can add their professional listing for free and upgrade to a premium profile to better showcase their practices. Visitors can view these listings for free when searching for lawyers, and they can also choose to evaluate listed professionals.