Bar Association of Lehigh County Program Wins
First-Ever Emmy® Award
Not Behind The Wheel Honored in Educational Media Category

(ALLENTOWN, PA) The Bar Association of Lehigh County (BALC) production of Not Behind The Wheel, created by eMediaWorks, received its first-ever Emmy® from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  Not Behind The Wheel finished best in the category of Children/Youth/Teen (19 and under) Program or Special.

Not Behind The Wheel addresses the dangers of texting while driving including legal implications of this action.

"It is truly an honor for a Bar Association project to be recognized at the highest levels of the Mid Atlantic media industry," said BALC Executive Director Dan LaBert.  "This award would not be possible without the creative excellence from eMediaWorks and the continued support from the Verizon Foundation and the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.  The students from Lehigh Valley Charter School of Performing Arts did an outstanding job!"

The 29th Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards ceremony honored work from stations and individuals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  The event was held September 24, 2011 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

About Bar Association of Lehigh County
The association was officially chartered in 1905 "to advance the science of jurisprudence and the administration of justice, to  encourage a thorough legal education, to uphold the honor and  dignity of the bar, to cultivate social and professional association  among its members, to assist the courts in the orderly and  efficient administration of justice and to perpetuate the history of the profession and the memory of its members within this judicial district."  Today, the association maintains offices and meeting facilities at 1114 West Walnut Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Services include Continuing Legal Education, a Lawyer Referral Service, Lehigh Law Journal publication and Barristers Club banquet and meeting facilities.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, annually recognizes outstanding achievements in television and related fields by presenting Emmy® Awards in the Chapter's designated region. The presentation of the awards is intended to serve as an incentive for the ongoing pursuit of excellence for those working in the television industry and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment and news achievements in television. All Emmy® entries are judged outside the region by panels of peer professionals working in comparable television markets across the country.

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