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.
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 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.