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_ to Present 2012 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 12, 2012 – The _ will present its 2012 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts to a select group that has earned the organization’s highest honor recognizing outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of the law on Tuesday, July 17, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune will be the featured speaker. ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III will present four Silver Gavels from the nearly 200 entries received in all eligible categories, which include books, newspapers, magazines, commentary, documentaries, drama and literature, radio, television, and websites.

The association has presented these awards annually since 1958. The 18-member Standing Committee on Gavel Awards, chaired by Sheila Slocum Hollis of Washington, D.C., makes final award decisions.

WHO:
The _

WHAT:
2012 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts

WHEN:
July 17
5 – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
National Press Club
529 14th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

For further information, go to www.ambar.org/gavelawards.

The following is a complete list of winners with a link to their work:

SILVER GAVEL AWARDS

COMMENTARY

“The Death Penalty in America”
The Atlantic
Andrew Cohen, Contributing Editor and National Correspondent
http://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/12/01/andrew-cohen-the-death-penalty-in-america/251571/

DOCUMENTARIES

Women, War & Peace: I Came to Testify
THIRTEEN and Fork Films in association with WNET and ITVS
Pamela Hogan, Series Co-Creator and Executive Producer/Producer/Writer
Gini Reticker and Abigail E. Disney, Series Co-Creators/Series Executive Producers
Nina Chaudry, Series Senior Producer
Andrew Fredericks, Editor
Jessie Beauchaine, Associate Producer
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/full-episodes/i-came-to-testify/

NEWSPAPERS

“Imminent Danger”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Meg Kissinger, Reporter
http://www.jsonline.com/features/health/134341463.html

TELEVISION

The Color of Conscience: Human Rights in Idaho
Idaho Public Television
Marcia Franklin, Producer/Writer/Host
Jay Krajic, Videographer/Editor
http://idahoptv.org/productions/specials/colorofconscience/index.cfm

HONORABLE MENTION

BOOKS

Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong
Brandon L. Garrett, Author
Harvard University Press
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674058705

Habeas Corpus After 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System
Jonathan Hafetz, Author
New York University Press
http://nyupress.org/books/book-details.aspx?bookid=1266

DOCUMENTARIES

Scenes of a Crime
New Box Productions
Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh, Producers/Directors
Robert DeMaio, Editor
Michael Kowalski, Sound Mix
http://scenesofacrime.com/

NEWSPAPERS

“Deadly Force: When Las Vegas Police Shoot, and Kill”
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Lawrence Mower, Staff Writer
Alan Maimon, Special Correspondent
Brian Haynes, Staff Writer
John Locher, Photographer
James G. Wright, Project Editor
http://www.lvrj.com/news/deadly-force

RADIO

Rising Violence in California’s Psychiatric Hospitals
National Public Radio
Ina Jaffe, Correspondent
Quinn O’Toole, Editor
http://www.npr.org/series/135540070/violence-at-californias-psychiatric-hospitals

TELEVISION

“NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Policing for Profit”
WTVF-TV, Nashville
Phil Williams, Chief Investigative Reporter
Kevin Wisniewski, Producer
Bryan Staples and Iain Montgomery, Producers/Photojournalists
http://www.newschannel5.com/category/211433/nc5-investigates-policing-for-profit

WEBSITES

Justia.com
The Justia team                                                                                                                  www.justia.com Mountain View, Calif.

For media credentialing, please register here. This event is free and open to members of the press. Refreshments will be served.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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