EligibilityThe contest is open to Young Lawyers Division [and] Law Student Division members of the ABA, in good standing as of February 15, 2009, according to the membership records of the Association.
Young Lawyers Membership is open to all American Bar Association members under 36 years old or admitted to practice for five years or less.
The 2009 Contest Essay Hypothetical concerns the “At Issue Doctrine” relating to waiver of the attorney client privilege.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.
Deadline for Submission:
*ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 20, 2009.
*MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by February 20, 2009.
* Cash award of $5,000.
* All expense paid trip to the Spring 2009 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Miami, FL, April 22-24.
The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.
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 2009 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability.
The 2009 Contest Essay Hypothetical concerns the “At Issue Doctrine” relating to waiver of the attorney client privilege.