The 2013 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest
The ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP are sponsoring The 2013 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest for law students and young lawyers.
The 2013 contest hypothetical has been posted and involves questions about a law firm’s potential malpractice exposure when it relied on a third-party vendor to provide document review services for a client, which ultimately resulted in the release of privileged documents.
The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the areas of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance, and loss prevention.
The contest winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to the Spring 2013 National Legal Malpractice Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mailed entries must be postmarked by February 22, 2013; emailed entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 22, 2013.
For more information on the contest assignment and rules, please visit the Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability’s website.