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For immediate release July 8, 2005

The Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism — deadline extended to July 14

Since 1987, the Law Society of British Columbia has offered prizes for the best legal journalism stories of the year. Beginning in 2000, the Law Society's media award has been administered by the Jack Webster Foundation as the Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism, sponsored by the Law Society of British Columbia.

The award honours a journalist or a team of journalists for a story about legal issues, the administration of justice or the legal profession in BC. The winning entry is chosen by an independent committee appointed by the Jack Webster Foundation that judges each entry based on news value, accuracy, effectiveness and style in explaining legal issues to the public. The Law Society encourages you to submit your work for this award.

For more information and submission guidelines see the Jack Webster Foundation’s website www.jackwebster.com or the Law Society of BC’s website http://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/media/body_media_award.html.

Law Society of BC media contact:

Brad Daisley, Public Affairs Manager
Office: 604-443-5724 or 1-800-903-5300 toll-free in BC
Email: bdaisley@lsbc.org
www.lawsociety.bc.ca