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Austin Fleming Newsletter Editors Award

Have you especially enjoyed your ISBA section or committee newsletter this year? Nominate the newsletter’s editor for the prestigious Austin Fleming Newsletter Editors Award.

Past Winners

2014

Jeffrey A. Mollet, Agricultural Law newsletter, 13 years, 89 issues, 516 pages

2013

Tom Sandquist, Commercial Banking, 21 years, 95 issues, 782 pages

2012

Lewis F. Matuszewich, International & Immigration, 14 years, 95 issues, 1032 pages

2011

Tom Cavenagh, ADR, 15 years, 73 issues, 760 pages

2010

John Brechin, Local Government, 30 years, 219 issues, 1200+ pages

2008

W. Eugene Basanta, Health Care Law, 20 years, 75 issues, 916 pages

2007

Gary Gehlbach, Real Property, 22 years, 137 issues, 1,180 pages

2006

John Phipps and Edna Turkington-Viktora, General Practice, 7 years, 54 issues, 528 pages

2005

Paul Freehling, Administrative Law, 32 years, 176 issues, 1,113 pages

Michael Lied, Labor & Employment Law, 17 years, 77 issues, 664 pages

2003

Michael Todd Scott, Corporate Law, 5 years, 45 issues, 480 pages

2000

Paul Meints, Agricultural Law, 17 years, 62 issues, 568 pages

1998

Malcolm Morris, Business Advice, 17 years, 29 issues, 304 pages

1997

Allen Landmeier, State & Local Tax, 15 years, 65 issues, 438 pages

1996

Jill Berkeley, Insurance Law, 7 years, 27 issues, 348 pages

Donald Parkinson, Criminal Justice, 13 years, 133 issues, 1096 pages

1995

John Brechin, Local Government, 15 years, 105 issues, 668 pages

1992

Harry Schaffner, Family Law, 6 years, 35 issues, 272 pages

1991

James J. Heyda, Criminal Justice, 7 years, 58 issues, 462 pages

1988

Harry Rhode, Trusts & Estates, 9 years, 48 issues, 539 pages

1985

Frank J. Wiedner, Workers Comp, 23 years, 85 issues, 424 pages

Dennis Dohm, Bench & Bar, 13 years,145 issues, 154 pages

Paul Freehling, Jr., Administrative Law, 15 years, 76 issues, 362 pages

1982

Clell L. Woods, Illinois Courts Bulletin, 26 years

1981

Stephen C. Miller/Austin Fleming, Trusts & Estates, 25 years, 95 issues, 484 pages

Nomination criteria

This award honors outstanding editors of ISBA newsletters. The award is based on the concept of meritorious service to the ISBA and is not necessarily to be given every year.

Examples of criteria to be considered:

  1. Length of service as editor or co-editor (minimum 10 years)
  2. Quality of work in writing and editing material for publication
  3. Importance of subject matter to the newsletter’s audience
  4. Reputation of the editor in the field covered by the newsletter

Deadline

Deadline for nominations is March 13, 2015.

Fill out the online nomination form

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Underwood.