True Justice Documentary and Just Mercy Nominated for ABA Silver Gavel Award


The American Bar Association announced yesterday the finalists for the 2020 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality is a finalist in the Documentaries category and Just Mercy is a finalist in the Drama & Literature group.

The ABA has presented these awards each year since 1958. The Silver Gavel is the organization’s highest honor in recognition of this purpose.

“There were many excellent entries submitted, and the ABA Gavel Awards Screening Committee had a difficult task in selecting these finalists,” Sharon Stern Gerstman, chair of the Standing Committee on Gavel Awards, said in a statement. “We congratulate these finalists and look forward to choosing awardees from this very select group.”

The winners will be announced on May 20.

Watch True Justice on DVD, streaming, or online Stream Just Mercy on March 24