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Monthly Archives: September 2014

New Chambers template

You may not be aware, but Chambers have updated their FAQ page on submissions, and created a new template, which is basically a streamlined version of their old template, but has stricter limits on the amount of information you can include for highlight matters (one page per matter only – so no more very wordy descriptions!). It also allows you to include up to 15 work highlights, rather than the previous 10. The referee spreadsheet remains unchanged.

You can download the template and see the guidelines here.


Directories deadlines – Chambers Europe and Legal 500 USA

First off, I am loving Legal 500′s new monthly timetable – an ‘at a glance’ guide to what action is needed on different guides each month, which makes it much easier to keep track of what you need to do throughout the year to keep on top of the directories process. This month sees the publication of the UK and Latin American guides, ongoing EMEA and Caribbean research, while firms submitting for the US guide should start prepping now.

Meanwhile, over at Chambers, the next Europe deadline is September 15 while a number of US states have deadlines this month also.

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