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Arizona Attorney Magazine wins national award for Vietnam anniversary coverage


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Arizona Attorney Magazine wins national award for Vietnam anniversary coverage

 PHOENIX – Nov. 8, 2023 – The State Bar of Arizona’s flagship publication Arizona Attorney Magazine has earned the 2023 Luminary Award for Excellence in Special Projects from the National Association of Bar Professionals, an affiliate of the American Bar Association. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in communications.

The March 2023 issue of the magazine told the compelling stories of Arizona attorneys who served in the Vietnam War. Published on the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. service members, the special edition took nearly eight months to plan. “Brothers in Arms” shared the narratives of 34 Arizona veterans who answered the call to serve during a conflict that divided a nation.

“Being recognized for our work was an honor,” said Arizona Attorney Magazine Editor Tim Eigo. “But the deeper honor lies in the privilege of sharing these veterans’ stories. Fifty years ago, these attorneys were in their teens or barely out of them. We owe a debt of gratitude both to those service members and to our author Jim Marlar, who treated every man’s story as the treasured memory that it is.”

In addition to the work of the author and the editor, the final result recognizes the achievement of Art Director Karen Holub, who managed a large volume of content, located and secured National Archives photos, and successfully designed it all into a moving narrative.

This edition yielded more letters to the editor than any content has in decades. Competition judges called the edition a phenomenal achievement that is a high-water mark in storytelling for bar publications.

“This recognition is a real source of pride,” said Benjamin Taylor, President, State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors. “The Brothers in Arms special edition boldly honors our members who served. It also stands as a uniquely important journalistic archive of what our members gave to their country. In some cases, it underscores what they lost.”

The magazine issue is available here: https://tinyurl.com/2p9jn5sv

For interviews on the award and the “Brothers in Arms” edition please contact Arizona Attorney Magazine Editor Tim Eigo at tim.eigo@staff.azbar.org.

Arizona Attorney is a monthly magazine with a circulation of more than 24,000. It offers an innovative and timely window into Arizona’s legal community, tackling substantive law issues and analyzing legal trends. It has been honored with Luminary Awards numerous times, including in the category of Excellence in Regular Publications in 2021 and 2012.

About the State Bar

The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 19,000 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.

Left to right: Karen Holub, State Bar of Arizona Art Director; Joe Patz Vineyard, Fastcase VP of Alliances and Business Development;  Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Magazine Editor

Left to right: Karen Holub, State Bar of Arizona Art Director; Joe Patz Vineyard, Fastcase VP of Alliances and Business Development; Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Magazine Editor