The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program and HEC-TV Selected As 33rd Annual Telly Award Winner

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Telly Awards has named The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program and HEC-TV as a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for their live online educational program titled “Constitution Day: Powers of the President.” The program was selected a winner from among nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.

“Constitution Day: Powers of the President” included two one-hour live online broadcasts where a panel of distinguished guests discussed Article II of the United State Constitution with high school students from across Missouri. The panel included John Truman, President Harry S. Truman's great nephew; Greg Willard, former counsel to President Gerald R. Ford; and scholar Dr. Dave Robertson of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Through its initial live broadcast and subsequent online views, the program reached more than 11,000 Missouri high school students.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “The Missouri Bar’s Citizenship Education Program and HEC-TV’s joint accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and is a testament to great video production.”

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments.

A prestigious judging panel of more than 500 industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition. The Silver Council evaluated entries based on creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Bronze Telly winners.

"It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts using technology to connect Missouri high school students with leaders on law-related issues,” said Millie Aulbur, The Missouri Bar’s Citizenship Education Director. “We’re anxious for this year’s program on elections and the First Amendment.”

To find out more about the Telly Awards visit www.tellyawards.com. To view both segments of “Constitution Day: Powers of the President” click here and here, or download it free on iTunes.

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Organization and Purpose: The Missouri Bar is the statewide organization that all Missouri lawyers must belong to if they practice law. The Missouri Bar was created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri. It is considered an instrumentality of the state, not a private association nor a state agency. Its mission is to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice, and law on behalf of the public.

Member Size: Currently, the bar is comprised of about 32,000 members.

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Budget: Approximately $10 million. No tax dollars are used to support Missouri Bar activities. Most money is derived from dues that lawyers pay; some is derived from CLE programs and publications, grants and The Bar Foundation.

Governance: The Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar determines policies and sets the course of action for the state bar to follow. The 45 members of the Board are elected by bar members. The Board elects a president, president-elect and vice president to serve as officers of the bar.

Sections and Committees: The Missouri Bar offers more than 50 substantive law committees for its members to join. It also has two sections: a Family Law Section, and the Young Lawyers' Section.

Location: The Missouri Bar Center is located in Jefferson City, at 326 Monroe St.

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