Justicia Awards

Deadline for Seventh Annual Justicia Awards Extended

OTTAWA, June 2, 2006 – The deadline for entries for the seventh annual Justicia Awards for Excellence in Journalism has been extended until June 15, 2006.

The Justicia Awards recognize outstanding broadcast and print stories that foster public awareness and understanding of any aspect of the Canadian justice system and the roles played by institutions and participants in the legal system.

The awards are sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Commission of Canada and the Department of Justice Canada. Two prize winners are selected by an independent panel of judges.

To be eligible, stories must have been published or broadcast between May 16, 2005 and May 15, 2006.

Entry forms may be obtained online at http://www.cba.org/cba/awards/justicia/ or by contacting Emily Porter, Canadian Bar Association, at 1-800-267-8860 ext. 155 (emilyp@cba.org).

The awards will be presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association in St. John’s, NL, on August 12, 2006.
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