Texas Bar Journal Managing Editor Patricia McConnico accepts the 2018 Luminary Award for excellence in authored articles from Mike Leme, of Fastcase, during the 2018 NABE Communications Section Workshop.

The Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors received a 2018 Luminary Award for excellence in authored articles from the National Association of Bar Executives Communications Section Workshop, held last week in Omaha, Nebraska.

Each year the workshop brings together bar associations from across the country to network, learn about new industry trends, and recognize their communications and marketing projects from the past year.

The winning article, “Surviving the War Within” (November 2017, Page 700), was authored by current TBJ Board of Editors member and Texas Young Lawyers Association President-elect Victor A. Flores, a U.S. Marine Corps Iraq War veteran who interviewed a panel of veterans about living with post-traumatic stress.

“This article is so timely. While we’ve seen a lot about veterans and PTSD, the topic remains one of acute interest. The most riveting parts of the article were the first-hand quotes by the veterans themselves,” said one of the judges of Flores’ article.