Description: American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP is pleased to announce the 2013 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest writing competition. 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. Essays should not exceed 3,000 words, including quoted matter and citations. Footnotes are not permitted and citations should be incorporated into the main text. For more information, please see below.
Application Deadline: All entries for the 2013 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest must be postmarked by February 22, 2013.
Prize: $5000.00 and the winner of the contest will receive round-trip coach airfare to the 2013 Spring American Bar Association National Legal Malpractice Conference in New Orleans, LA, lodging for up to two nights during the conference, and will be a guest at conference meals and events.
For eligibility, rules, and contact information, please visit the source: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability/awards.html or call (312) 998-5763