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Journal of the American College of Trial Lawyers

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Company: American College of Trial Lawyers, Newport Beach, CA, USA
Company Description: Founded in 1951, the American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the US. and Canada. The College maintain and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission.
Nomination Category: Annual Report & Other Publication Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best House Organ - For Customers (Public Enterprise, Government, Association)

Nomination Title: Journal of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)

How many times was this house organ published since January 1, 2016?:

The Journal has been published four times since January 2016. The publication cycle is three times in one year - a spring, summer and fall issue. The spring and summer issues recap the two national meetings of the College, while the fall issue profiles the incoming College President.

Briefly describe this entry's communications objectives and how it met those objectives (up to 200 words):

The Journal seeks to fulfill different objectives. It is meant to keep Fellows informed of the activities of the College. It is also meant to be a historical record and a resource for future members to learn about the College. The objectives of the two issues focusing on the Spring and Annual Meeting are to recap the thought-provoking speakers from the meeting, which is a trademark of the organization, and to capture the meeting experience for Fellows who were unable to attend. Many speakers have given presentations before they rose to prominent positions.

The College is the only organization in which every Justice of the United States and Canadian Supreme Courts has traveled to and addressed national College meetings to accept Honorary Fellowship. The objective of the non-meeting issue is to engage and inform Fellows of the activities taking place throughout the 50 U.S. states and 10 provinces and three territories in Canada. It can include articles that demonstrate the College's mission of improving the standards of trial practice and the administration of justice; a profile on the incoming President; and other original content written by Fellows.

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Journal Editorial Board
Eliza Gano, Managing Editor
Amy Mrugalski, Associate Editor
Liz Doten, Design Director
Ben Majors, Photographer