The ABA earned multiple honors in the 42nd annual Telly Awards, the premier worldwide recognition for exemplary video and television for marketing and advertising purposes, across all screens. In 2021, the Tellys received more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, making this year’s honor particularly impressive.
“Speaking Out to End Stigma,” sponsored by Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, is the Bronze Telly Winner (third place)in Non-Broadcast: Health and Wellness. Stigma, shame and fear frequently play a major role in an individual’s decision not to seek help when suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. To raise awareness about the nature of addiction and mental health distress in our profession, the Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs created an anti-stigma campaign highlighting the recovery stories of lawyers, judges and law students. The ABA is sending the message that recovery from addiction and mental illness is possible.
For the ABA article announcing the Award and to read more about the the other ABA honorees, click here