The Family Law Awards were launched in May and since then Jordan Publishing has received lots of nominations for family law practitioners, firms and chambers.
Nominations can be submitted for free via the Family Law Awards website. There are eight awards in total:
If you haven't already nominated your organisation or a colleague, here are just a few of the reasons why you should:
Good Publicity & PR
If your organisation wins an award or is shortlisted, it can use this to promote its expertise to prospective clients. All those shortlisted for the Awards will receive a graphic badge to display on their websites and elsewhere in addition to being mentioned in the Family Law journal and on Newswatch website.
Shortlisted nominees will also benefit from publicity on the Family Law Awards website until the next year's event including photos from the ceremony. The website is designed to appear prominently in internet search results, providing winners and shortlisted nominees with greater profile.
The Family Law Awards are a great way for your staff to gain recognition for the work they've done and feel proud to be part of a successful organisation. Having your organisation recognised by an external body also helps to retain existing staff and encourages prospective employees to apply.
As competition in the legal market intensifies ahead of Alternative Business Structures being introduced in October, the Family Law Awards provide practitioners with the opportunity to stand out as being the best in their field.
A Fun Evening
The Awards' ceremony will be hosted by a well known comedy writer and is set to be an entertaining evening. The event will be a fun office night out for firms or chambers who want to come and support their organisation and colleagues in the pleasant surroundings of the Hilton on Park Lane.
The Family Law Awards 2011 are taking place on the 18 October 2011 at the Hilton on Park Lane, London. Nominations are free and can be submitted via the Awards website: www.familylawawards.com/nominate. Nominations are open until 1 September 2011. Organisations are allowed to nominate themselves, however individuals must be nominated by another person.
Once the nominations deadline has passed a shortlist will be drawn up for the ADR Practitioner of the Year and the Readers Commentary Award, and interested parties can vote for a winner via the Awards website from Monday 12 September.
The shortlist for the other six awards will be drawn up by the Family Law Awards' judging panel. There will be four shortlisted nominees for each category and they will be provided with a badge they can display on their website or elsewhere indicating that they were shortlisted for the award. One of these four will be selected by the judging panel to win the award and will presented with a trophy at the awards ceremony on the 18 October at the Hilton hotel on Park Lane in London.
To read the award criteria, visit the Awards website.