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Montgomery Bar Wins Third Consecutive Luminary Award

On October 25th, 2008, the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) received an unprecedented, third consecutive Luminary Award for communications excellence from the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE).  In a gathering in Austin, Texas, of the NABE Communications Section, MBA Marketing Communications and Public Affairs Director Jim Mathias, Lansdale attorney Elizabeth Lippy and the 2007 Community Outreach Committee were recognized for Excellence in Public Relations for their work on the 2007 television production and DVD release, The Process of a Sexual Predator.  A representative from the NABE was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the MBA. 

The MBA was among just 16 bar associations nationwide to receive Luminary Awards this year.  The NABE’s Luminary Awards program, created in 1992 and named for the New Mexican "luminaria," recognizes excellence in marketing, public relations, regular publications, special publications, electronic publications and websites.  Winners include representatives from small, medium and large bar associations from around the county.

“We are very proud of Jim, Liz and the 2007 Community Outreach Committee for earning this award,” said MBA Executive Director, Nancy R. Paul.  “Receiving this award for a third consecutive year in three unique categories is truly a testament to our staff and member’s synergy, creativity and professionalism.  It’s wonderful to see the work this bar association does to service its members and the public is being recognized in the national spotlight.”

“The NABE Luminary Awards provide recognition for excellence in the field of communications,” said Barry Kolar, assistant executive director of the Tennessee Bar Association and chair of the Luminary Awards Committee. "These award winners represent the best in their field nationwide, so they and their associations can be proud of this special recognition.²

Special thanks go to the Luminary Awards sponsor Thomson Reuters Legal for providing an impressive statuette that winners now proudly display.  Appreciation also goes to NABE Communications professionals who served as judges.