William A. Schnader, former Pennsylvania attorney general and 1962 Pennsylvania Bar Association president

About the Awards

The annual William A. Schnader Print Media Awards Competition was established more than 35 years ago by the Pennsylvania Bar Association to honor journalistic excellence in news or feature reporting of the legal system and its operations. Named after a former state attorney general and PBA president, the Schnader Awards Competition is designed to recognize journalists who through their writing:

  • foster greater public understanding of our legal system;
  • inform and educate citizens as to the roles of society and the law, the courts, law enforcement agencies, and the legal profession; and
  • disclose practices or procedures needing correction or improvement so as to encourage and promote efforts to improve and modernize our laws, courts or law enforcement agencies statewide.

The competition is funded by the national law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.

Schnader Awards Winners

2015 Competition Entry Rules and Form

2015 Call for Nominations from PBA Members