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March 22, 2021

Nominations are now open for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award.

The entry deadline is April 5, 2021.  Submit entries here.

The first-place award recipient for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida will receive a cash prize of $500, a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the awards ceremony. A reporter who chooses not to accept the monetary prize may opt to donate to the First Amendment Foundation.

The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee has presented awards for stellar legal journalism for more than 60 years. This honor is named for the late Miami lawyer Parker Davidson Thomson, for his countless contributions to media law. His expertise included helping newspapers obtain public records.

Qualified entries highlight the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Any journalists who write for a radio station, blog, television station, wire service, or online-only publication located in Florida are eligible to enter.

Read the Bar News story with additional details .