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Luminary Awards 2014 Winners

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Small Bar Medium Bar Large Bar
Excellence in Regular Publications

San Fernando Valley
Bar Association

"Valley Lawyer"

San Diego County
Bar Association

"San Diego Lawyer"

Washington State
Bar Association

"NW Lawyer"

Excellence in Special Publications

Indianapolis Bar Association

"IndyBar Review"

Tennessee Bar

"Law Launch Project"

North Carolina
Bar Association
Communications Department

"Annual Meeting Official Program"

Excellence in Electronic Publications

Austin Bar

"Bar Code"

The Bar Association of
San Francisco

"Membership Overview Video"

The State Bar
of California

"California Bar eJournal"

Excellence in Public Relations

Montgomery Bar

"Courting Art: What I
Love About Montgomery County

Tennessee Bar Association

"Tennessee Library Education Project"

The Missouri Bar

"Revisions to Missouri's Criminal Code"

Excellence in Marketing

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

"2014 Bench-Bar and Boardroom Conference"

Tennessee Bar Association

"Membership Maven"

North Carolina
Bar Association


Excellence in Websites

Indianapolis Bar Association


San Diego County
Bar Association


Minnesota State
Bar Association


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Details & Judges Commentary



Valley Lawyer - San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Small Bar)

"The cover clearly tells the reader that the publication's focus is on the San Fernando Valley legal community.  Overall, good content mix of substantive and association business.  I like the legal trivia/online quiz on women's history.  Way to go, too, on generating income through this publication!"

Valley Lawyer

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San Diego Lawyer - San Diego County Bar Association (Medium Bar)

"This publication has a nice feel to it.  I really like the variety of columns that feature your members.  Good feature article design.  The editor has a clear sense of the organization's brand and how this publication fits into it."

San Diego Lawyer

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NW Lawyer - Washington State Bar Association (Large Bar)

"Mixture of staff photography and stock photos truly gives this publication a consistent appeal.  The same goes for the mixture of informative articles and personal pieces - really keeps readers' interest.  The informative articles rival any I've seen."

NW Lawyer



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 "IndyBar Review" - Indianapolis Bar Association (Small Bar)

"What a gorgeous publication.  I loved the use of colors and the font choice.  I love how easy it is to read and follow along with the information.  The figures and infographics are helpful and visually pleasing."

IndyBar Review

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"Law Launch Project" - Tennessee Bar Association (Medium Bar)

"Awesome idea and execution!  I love the comprehensive approach: The project spans print, digital, and social media, and all features law students of all ages and backgrounds.  In this way, the project truly fills the stated objective of providing 'a snapshot...of the future of the legal profession."

Tenneessee Bar Law Lunch Program

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"Annual Meeting Official Program" - North Carolina Bar Association Communications Department (Large Bar)

"A delightfully imaginative and visually effective take on the annual conference brochure.  Very clean.  Amazing use of sidebars in a product where most bars never imagine using them."

North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting Program



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"Bar Code" - Austin Bar Association (Small Bar)

"Nice design that works well in email and in a web browser.  Impressive open rate of 25%!  That's huge!  Nice use of branding."

Bar Code

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"Membership Overview Video" - The Bar Association of San Francisco (Medium Bar)

"What an appealing way to reach out to new and prospective members!  The video is a delight to watch and offers a ton of information in a quick two minutes.  It's truly an innovative and effective use of staff talents."

SF Bar Video

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"California Bar eJournal" - The State Bar of California (Large Bar)

"Clean design, very user-friendly and nice graphics.  Love the use of chart and content with a purpose other than promoting Bar activities and initiatives.  Solid piece."

California Bar eJournal



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"Courting Art: What I Love About Montgomery County" - Montgomery Bar Association (Small Bar)

"This is 'best in show'.  A grand slam touching so many bases - community partnerships, a feel-good-about-court-system message, meeting a real need to spruce up courthouse, multi-channel communication, and tie-in to other bar project (elder law book), and recruitment of sponsors."

Montgomery Bar Assocation Courting Art

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"Tennessee Library Education Project" - Tennessee Bar Association (Medium Bar)

"The documentation of this entry is outstanding.  I am impressed with the multi-dimensional nature of this project - engagement of attorney volunteers with an appropriate task, serving a demonstrated need of librarians and public, and many-pronged marketing."

County Libraries Visited

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"Revisions to Missouri's Criminal Code" - The Missouri Bar (Large Bar)

"Impressive mass of materials produced in a short amount of time.  Very effective use of social media to reach the public - especially important today when people are turning to social media for information."

We Support Missouri's Revised Criminal Code #MoCrimCode


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"2014 Bench-Bar and Boardroom Conference" - Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Small Bar)

"Great professional marketing plan; excellent graphic treatment and use of color; excellent adherence to brand; excellent way to illustrate a somewhat obscure theme."

KCMBA's BBC 2014 - Must See JDs


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"Membership Maven" - Tennessee Bar Association (Medium Bar)

"Clever, out-of-the-box marketing of which the Maven undoubtedly would approve; excellent branding and adherence to the brand; outstanding use of print, electronic and social media."

Membership Maven

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"4ALL" - North Carolina Bar Association (Large Bar)

"Excellent use of digital media!  Loved the idea and implementation of feeds from given locations - showed energy and enthusiasm statewide.  Also impressed that so much publicity was generated for little cost."

4 ALL Draft

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"" - Indianapolis Bar Association (Small Bar)

"The design is pleasing to the eye and the site is easy to navigate.  I was really impressed by all the features and functionality.  There is a lot on this website and it still manages to be easy to navigate."


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"" - San Diego County Bar Association (Medium Bar)

"This site and the app project are terrific.  Love the subgroups featured on the home page and your recognition that they have different needs.  Also love the video.  Goal of being the resource for attorneys on the go is accomplished.

San Diego County Bar Association

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"" - Minnesota State Bar Association (Large Bar)

"Wow, can't believe it was redone in six months.  That is impressive without even looking at the site!  Looks great, everything is easy to find.  Love the use of infographics and videos."

Minnesota State Bar Association

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