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Legal Ethics Essay Contest: Sept. 1 deadline, $500 cash prize!

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CONTEST GUIDELINES

The State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee, in coordination with the Young Lawyers Section and the Written Publications Committee, is sponsoring the 2014 Legal Ethics Essay Contest, aimed at promoting the study of legal ethics within the legal community.

The contest is open to Indiana law students, new lawyers (within first three years of practice) and paralegals (with less than three years of experience).

The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500 and be eligible for publication in Res Gestae, the ISBA’s bar journal. If published, the essay would then be eligible for a Harrison Legal Writing Award (to include a cash prize) to be awarded at the State Bar’s fall meeting in 2015. The second- and third-place essays will be announced in Res Gestae and published on the Association’s website.

Nuts & bolts for participants:

  • Essay length: Between 2,500 - 3,750 words (not including endnotes)
  • Choose one of six topics listed in the Contest Guidelines
  • Submission deadline: Sept. 1, 2014
  • Submissions judged by ISBA Legal Ethics Committee
  • Top 3-5 participants will present their essays to ISBA Legal Ethics Committee

Click here for the Contest Guidelines. For questions, please contact Matthew D. Neumann at mneumann@hhclaw.com.
 

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