We request your help in notifying your legal ethics law students of the opportunity to participate in the 2013 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest, sponsored by the Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability ofthe American Bar Association. The LPL Committee sponsors the contest annually to generate interest and ideas among law students and young lawyers on the topics of interest in the area of lawyers’ professional liability.
The Winner ofthe Levit Essay Contest Will be awarded a cash prize of $5,000, as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to New Orleans, LA, in April 2013, which will include free admission to the Committee’s National Legal Malpractice Conference, attendance at the Committee dinner as our guest, and the prize presentation. The contest is supported by Long & Levit LLP.
This year’s contest hypothetical involves questions about a lavv firm’s potential malpractice exposure when it relied upon a thirdparty vendor to provide document review services for a client, Which ultimately resulted in the release of privileged documents.
The essay contest is accepting entries now. Entries must be received either electronically or postmarked by February 22, 2013. Contest rules and information, as Well as the contest hypothetical, are posted online at http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/lpl/levit/levit.html.
The contest is open to law students and young lawyers who will have enrolled as members ofthe
American Bar Association no later than February 22, 2013. Law students Wishing to enroll may
do so at the ABA website. or by calling 800-285-2221.