Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules Receives 2013 Phifer Award

Notes and Comments on Roberts Rules Fourth EditionNotes and Comments on Robert’s Rules of Order, Fourth Edition has received the 2013 Phifer Award from the Commission on American Parliamentary Practice (CAPP), an affiliate of the National Communication Association (NCA).  The Award recognizes distinguished scholarship in parliamentary procedure and was presented to authors Jon Ericson, Gaut Ragsdale and Jim Slaughter at NCA’s recent 99th annual convention in Washington, DC.  The Phifer Award is named for the late Gregg Phifer, a longtime professor of communication and instructor of parliamentary procedure at Florida State University.

“While a surprise, the Phifer Award from CAPP is a great honor,” says co-author Jim Slaughter, an attorney with the law firm of Law Firm Carolinas in Greensboro, North Carolina.  “All three authors fondly remember Dr. Phifer, who was an excellent parliamentarian and instructor of parliamentary procedure.  In fact, while the selection committee wouldn’t know this, Phifer reviewed the first edition of Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules in 1983.”

About Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules, Fourth Edition

Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules is a user’s guide to the new 716 page edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition) and uses a question-and-answer format to cover the most misused and asked-about provisions as well as Roberts Rules of Order basics.  More information and a review of the book can be found at