Bert W. Levit Essay Contest

Deadline: 02/21/2014

Competition Website

The Levit Essay Contest
For Law Students and Young Lawyers

For Innovative Research and Writing on Lawyers’ Professional Liability

An Annual Competition

Concluding every April

$5,000 PRIZE & a free trip to Boston, MA!

Contest Deadline & Information

Deadline for Submission

ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST onFebruary 21, 2014.

MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by February 21, 2014.

Contest Mission

The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.


* Cash award of $5,000.

* All expense paid trip to the Spring 2014 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Boston, MA, on April 30-May 2, 2014.


The Bert W. Levit Essay Contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP. The 2014 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.

The Assignment

The 2014 Contest Essay Hypothetical involves questions about the expanding use of social media by attorneys and law firms and focuses on the legal, ethical and professionalism issues that can arise in those forums.

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