Pennsylvania Bar Association Announces Schnader Print Media AwardsOn November 9, 2012 by Schnader in News
The Pennsylvania Bar Association announced the William A. Schnader Print Media Awards on November 9, during the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s “Newspaper of the Year” ceremony in Scranton, Pa.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP funds the awards competition in memory of former state attorney general and PBA president William A. Schnader. The awards recognize excellence in print journalism, particularly articles and commentaries fostering greater public understanding of the legal system, the courts, law enforcement agencies and the legal profession.
The competition is overseen by the PBA Bar/Press Committee. Entries are judged by lawyers, newspaper and magazine editors and college professors.
The first-place winner in each category of competition receives $400 and a plaque and the second-place winner in each category receives $100 and a certificate. When multiple journalists are writers of a winning entry, the cash prize is split evenly among the journalists.
The full list of 2012 winners can be found on the William A. Schnader Print Media Awards website.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 28,000 lawyers who are members of the association.
This year’s Schnader Print Media Awards winners Daniel E. Cummins and Ben Present from the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and Saranac Hale Spencer from The Legal Intelligencer stand with Pennsylvania Bar Association President Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr., and Schnader attorney Stephen J. Shapiro.