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Overview What are the deadlines for Chambers Canada 2022? How are the submissions process changing for Chambers Canada 2022? Do you have a preferred mechanism for submitting for a single practitioner rather than a group? How are Canadian rankings in the Chambers Global guide prepared? Do we need to submit for partners who are already ranked or should we only submit for unranked partners? What is the best way to include associates in submissions? Will we be penalised for including matters across multiple submissions? Do we have to provide diversity statistics? How does your increased focus on diversity factor into the research process? Are any new practice areas being researched for Chambers Canada 2022? As more workplaces are working remotely due to COVID-19, will referees be contacted differently for Chambers Canada 2022? What is the difference between provincial and nationwide categories? Why do some practice areas have both? Do you interview every firm that submits? How do we find out who the researcher is? What is your best advice for someone new to the world of legal marketing and the Chambers submission process? How do I get more information on our ranking? How important is LGBTQ diversity to Chambers? Can we include over 10 publishable matters as long as we submit 20 total matters? Should multiple matters be listed under a single client, or do you prefer those to be broken out into different matter listings? What should we take into consideration when selecting which matters to feature? Do you give more weight to cross-border matters, example or matters that involve big-name clients? How important is it to see new clients on the client lists? Do you give any preference to publishable matters/client over confidential ones? What is the value of more vs. less referees? In other words, is there value in submitting 20 referees when 10 would suffice?

What is the best way to include associates in submissions?

We encourage firms to include associates with significant roles in matters in the ‘Other team members’ section on the submission. When associates get enough feedback from market research, researchers will assess their involvement in submissions and assess whether a ranking would be appropriate. Rankings for associates are rarer than those for partners as it can be harder for associates to have a significant presence in submissions, as well as significant feedback from clients. Our research is designed to ensure that associates and other team members are asked about during research, and researchers use this information alongside submissions to determine which associates are performing at an exceptionally high level.

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