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On Tuesday, the ABA announced winners of the 2019 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding work that fosters the public s understanding of law and the legal system.

The 18-member Standing Committee on Gavel Awards selected five media pieces for Silver Gavels and three others for honorable mentions from the 19 finalists announced in March.

The American Bar Association undertakes a rigorous judging process each year to select winners of the Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, said Stephen C. Edds, chair of the Standing Committee on Gavel Awards. Each of the awardees is truly deserving. We congratulate all of the 2019 awardees for their extraordinary efforts to further the American public s understanding of law.

A press release is here.

Silver Gavels are available in nine categories books, commentary, documentaries, drama & literature, magazines, multimedia, newspapers, radio and television but not every category receives an award every year.

The ABA has awarded Silver Gavels since 1958. ABA President Bob Carlson will present the winners and honorable mentions at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on July 16....