Nominees like ABANow.org are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet.
Chicago (Vocus) April 17, 2010
ABANow.org, the American Bar Association’s online news resource for the media, ABA members and the legal profession, has been named one of five finalists for Best Law Web site in the 14th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international award program honoring excellence on the Internet in more than 100 Web site, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web categories. The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences selected the nominees from nearly 10,000 entries.
In addition to the Webby Award, ABANow.org is eligible for the Webby’s People’s Voice Award, as voted upon by the general public. Judges will award the Best Site distinction to one of the five finalists on June 14. The public can vote for the People’s Voice winner in the Best Law Web site category by visiting the Webby Web site before April 29.
"Nominees like ABANow.org are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. With dynamic aggregation and interconnected content, the site provides a wide variety of news and commentary on issues that affect the legal profession, ABA members and society as a whole.
ABANow.org, developed by the ABA Division for Media Relations and Communication Services, provides association-focused news, resources and multimedia. The site offers a user-centric approach to content for an audience of media representatives, legal professionals, ABA members and the general public.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization 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, and provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
About the Webby Awards:
Established in 1996, the Webby Award is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet in more than 100 Web site, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web categories. The 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and more than 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and partners of the Webby Awards include Microsoft Expression, AOL, YouTube, Pepsi, Aquent, Yahoo!, Tribal DDB Worldwide, East Media, IDG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2advanced.Net, KobeMail, Museum of the Moving Image, Behance, Business Insider and Time Out New York.
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