Do you know of a journalist deserving of recognition for excellence in legal reporting?

The State Bar of Texas Public Affairs Committee is now accepting entries for the 2010 Texas Gavel Awards to recognize journalistic excellence that helps foster public understanding of the legal system, including investigative reporting that leads to improvements in the justice system.

The entry deadline is April 1. Awards will be presented August 13 at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas annual conference in Austin.

Click here for rules and an entry form. Questions? Contact Kim Davey at 512.427.1713 or