The CLSA has created a law firm recognition award program which recognizes North American law firms for excellence in construction law. Awards are based upon independent research by the society and input of CLSA Fellows who sit on the CLSA Law Firm Awards Committee. Results of other recognized award granting entities and associations are considered in the CLSA Law Firm Awards Committee process and methodology. Since committee members vote only in construction law, they are familiar with the expertise, reputation and standing of firms in the construction law arena and consider the relative strengths to be recognized accordingly. The professional opinions of committee members may be qualitative, objective or subjective.