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Legal Excellence Awards

With the Legal Excellence Awards, The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal pay tribute to all of the ways in which legal professionals work to make our community stronger.

Award categories:

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) — Honors attorneys and others in our community who excel at alternative dispute resolution and are able to help parties avoid costly litigation.
CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES — Honors attorneys from area civil legal services.
IN HOUSE COUNSEL — Honors companies’ in-house counsel for the critical role they play in making their companies successful.
LAW FIRM ADMINISTRATOR — Honors administrators who do outstanding work to help their law firms succeed.
LAW FIRM DIVERSITY — Honors law firms that have shown success in hiring diverse candidates for both associate- and partner-level roles.
LAW FIRM INNOVATION — Honors law firms that have taken innovative steps to move forward and stay ahead of trends in what clients are looking for from their legal representation.
LEADERS IN LAW — Honors attorneys and judges who have shown tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT — Honors lawyers whose careers have helped shape the legal landscape in the Rochester area and who have shown longstanding commitment to the community.
PARALEGAL — Honors paralegals who do outstanding work to help their law firms succeed.
PRO BONO EXCELLENCE — Honors attorneys who contribute a significant number of hours to Pro Bono work in the community.
UP AND COMING LAWYERS — Honors attorneys who have been admitted to the bar for 10 years or less and demonstrate professional accomplishment, community service and a strong commitment to the legal profession early in their careers.