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For immediate release: March 27, 2006
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Judiciary Newsletter Recognized for Excellence

Judiciary Times, the quarterly newsletter of the New Jersey court system, received a Silver Astra Award for newsletter writing during the annual awards ceremony of the New Jersey Communications, Advertising and Marketing Association (NJ CAMA) held Thursday, March 23, at Mercer County Community College. The occasion marks the second time that Judiciary Times has won an award from NJ CAMA, a consortium of some of the state's top advertising and marketing firms.

"Judiciary Times lets us communicate with our staff, judges and the people we serve about what is new and improved in our court system," said Judge Philip S. Carchman, acting administrative director of the courts. "In addition, the publication highlights outstanding contributions from staff members, introduces new managers, and explores a wide range of topics that help keep our work force informed about legal issues, our information systems, and various facets of our statewide court system."

The newsletter received this year's award for Excellence in Writing in the newsletters category based on articles written by Linda Brown Holt, editor and writer for the newsletter, and Janet Bastien, author of the Tech-KNOWLEDGE-y column that appears in each issue. The writers were recognized for personalizing and presenting complex legal and technical subjects to a wide range of readers.

Originally developed as a newsletter for the Judiciary's judges and staff, the Judiciary Times has been distributed to the public since 2004, when it was added to the Judiciary website at njcourtsonline.com.

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