Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Professional Responsibility Essay Contest ($5,000 prize and more)

Law students looking for a challenge and an opportunity to earn $5,000 and a trip to New Orleans should consider entering the Levit Essay Contest on Lawyers' Professional Liability.  This is an annual competition that encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.

To enter you must prepare an essay addressing the issues raised by the contest hypothetical.  This year's hypothetical involves questions about a law firm’s potential malpractice exposure when it relied upon a third-party vendor to provide document review services for a client, which ultimately resulted in the release of privileged documents.  You can find the hypo here.  You can also read the hypos and winning answers for the last few years here.

The author of the winning entry will win a cash award of $5,000 and an all expense paid trip to the Spring 2013 National Legal Malpractice Conference in New Orleans, LA, on April 24–26, 2013.

Online entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 22, 2013.  Mailed entries must be postmarked by February 22, 2013.

The contest is open to Young Lawyers Division or Law Student Division members of the ABA, in good standing as of February 22, 2013. Go here for more information.

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