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July 05, 2022

American Bar Association to present 65th annual Silver Gavel Awards for media and the arts

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2022 — The American Bar Association will present its 2022 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system, in a hybrid program on Tuesday, July 12. The award is the ABA’s highest honor in recognition of this purpose.

2022 Silver Gavel Awards
Sponsored by the ABA Division for Public Education

Tuesday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. EDT

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

Alan C. Miller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and founder of the News Literacy Project, will be the keynote speaker.      

ABA President Reginald Turner will present eight Silver Gavels and four honorable mentions selected from among 29 finalists identified from 176 entries received in all eligible categories, which include books, commentary, documentaries, drama and literature, magazines, multimedia, newspapers, radio and television.

No more than one Silver Gavel is presented in each category.

This year’s Silver Gavel awarded work focuses on such matters as gender violence, civil rights, legal history, cold cases, discrimination, civics and the pursuit of justice. To see a complete list of Silver Gavel winners and honorable mentions, please click here.

The association has presented these awards annually since 1958. The 18-member ABA Standing Committee on Gavel Awards makes final award decisions.

For media credentialing to attend the in-person event and affirm COVID-19 requirements, contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or [email protected]. The Silver Gavel Awards will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

The ABA is largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.