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 New Orleans, LA!
Contest Deadline & Information
Deadline for Submission
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 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 2013 National Legal Malpractice Conference in New Orleans, LA, on April 24–26, 2013.
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 2013 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.
The 2013 Contest Essay 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.