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North Carolina Lawyer Magazine Recognized

North Carolina Lawyer Magazine Recognized

Russell Rawlings, Lindsey Crook, center, and Amber Nimocks accept award.

The North Carolina Bar Association and its Communications Department were honored Thursday, Oct. 20, at the annual workshop of the Communications Section of the National Association of Bar Executives.

The NCBA received a Luminary Award for Excellence in Regular Publications for North Carolina Lawyer magazine, the flagship publication of the NCBA. The magazine is produced quarterly by the staff of the Communications Department and reviewed regularly by the NCBA’s Communications Committee.

“We are very excited to receive this recognition from the Communications Section,” said Russell Rawlings, director of communications and executive editor of North Carolina Lawyer since 2002. “I am grateful to our members, whose stories make the magazine what it is, and our staff, who work exceedingly hard to make sure every issue is as informative, entertaining and error-free as humanly possible.

“I am particularly proud of our assistant directors of communications, Lindsey Crook and Amber Nimocks. Lindsey has taken the lead on the design and layout of the publication since she began with the NCBA five years ago, and Amber took over the job of managing editor when she joined the NCBA last year. Combined with our contributing columnists, photographers and advertising coordinator, we have a powerful little team that pours its heart and soul into every issue.”

The NABE Communications Section has presented the Luminary Awards since 1994 in recognition of “excellence in bar association communications by honoring outstanding projects of the past year.” Peer evaluations are provided in five categories divided into three divisions, including Large Bars of 15,000-plus members for which the NCBA was recognized.