Research Calendar

The Legal 500 deadline dates/research periods for each guide, by month

This page aims to help law firm BD/marketing/communications staff navigate through our various guides, to ensure that they are able to hit the deadlines that we require.

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January

Asia Pacific: Publication date

Canada: No action needed

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: Publication date

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

United Kingdom: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents for law firms and The Bar

United States: Interviews conducted (December-January)

February

Asia Pacific: Guidelines and deadlines announced

Canada: No action needed

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Deadline for all submissions and referees; Interviews conducted (February-April)

United Kingdom: Deadline for submissions and referees for law firms outside London; Interviews for firms outside London (February-March)

United States: No action needed

March

Asia Pacific: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Canada: Guidelines and deadlines announced

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: Guidelines and deadlines announced

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Interviews conducted (February-April)

United Kingdom: Deadline for submissions and referees for law firms in London, The Bar, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, and Mediators; Interviews for law firms outside London (February-March)

United States: No action needed

April

Asia Pacific: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Canada: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Caribbean: Guidelines and deadlines announced

Deutschland: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

EMEA: Publication date

Latin America: Interviews conducted (February-April)

United Kingdom: Interviews conducted for law firms in London, The Bar, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, and Mediators (April-May)

United States: No action needed

May

Asia Pacific: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Canada: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Caribbean: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Deutschland: Deadline for all submissions and referees

EMEA: Guidelines and deadlines announced

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: Interviews conducted for law firms in London, The Bar, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, and Mediators (April-May)

United States: No action needed

June

Asia Pacific: Deadline for all submissions and referees

Canada: Deadline for all submissions and referees; Interviews conducted (June-August)

Caribbean: Deadline for all submissions and referees

Deutschland: Interviews conducted (June-August)

EMEA: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: No action needed

United States: Publication date

July

Asia Pacific: Interviews conducted (July-August)

Canada: Interviews conducted (June-August)

Caribbean: Interviews conducted (July-August)

Deutschland: Interviews conducted (June-August)

EMEA: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: No action needed

United States: No action needed

August

Asia Pacific: Interviews conducted (July-August)

Canada: Interviews conducted (June-August)

Caribbean: Interviews conducted (July-August)

Deutschland: Interviews conducted (June-August)

EMEA: Deadline for all submissions and referees

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: No action needed

United States: Guidelines and deadlines announced

September

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: No action needed

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: Interviews conducted (September-October)

Latin America: Publication date

United Kingdom: Publication date for law firms and The Bar

United States: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

October

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: No action needed

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: Interviews conducted (September-October)

Latin America: No action needed

United Kingdom: No action needed

United States: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

November

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: Publication date

Caribbean: Publication date

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Guidelines and deadlines announced

United Kingdom: Guidelines and deadlines announced for law firms and The Bar

United States: Deadline for all submissions and referees

December

Asia Pacific: No action needed

Canada: No action needed

Caribbean: No action needed

Deutschland: No action needed

EMEA: No action needed

Latin America: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents

United Kingdom: Prepare editorial submission and referee spreadsheet documents for law firms and The Bar

United States: Interviews conducted (December-January)