The American Bar Association (ABA) is pleased to announce the ABA Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest 2019. The program is open to Young Lawyers Division or Law Student Division members of the ABA.
The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.
Who May Eligible:
To be eligible, the candidates must meet all the following criteria:
- The contest is open to Young Lawyers Division or Law Student Division members of the ABA, in good standing as of February 15, 2019 according to the membership records of the Association.
- Excluded from the competition are previous winners; current ABA officers and members of the Board of Governors; employees of the ABA or its sections, divisions and committees; and officers and employees of the American Bar Foundation or the American Bar Endowment).
- Only one essay may be submitted by each entrant, and no co-authored essays will be accepted.
How to Apply & Competition Rules
To participate/apply, the applicants must submit an online application through the given link: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability/awards/
As a part of the application, the applicants must submit an essay.
- Essays should not exceed 3,000 words, including quoted matter and citations.
- Entries should be written as scholarly essays. All entries must be prepared for this contest and not previously published.
- Each entrant is required to assign to the ABA all rights, title and interest in the essay submitted. It is the policy of the ABA, however, to release all assigned rights in all but the winning essay.
- The essay should be typewritten, double-spaced on 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages.
- The number of words on each page should be entered on the bottom right hand corner of each copy. The total number of words should be entered on the last page.
- In computing the number of words, all articles and prepositions should be counted. Count numbers and abbreviations as words. For example F.2d = 1 word; 746 F.2d 619 = 3 words.
The American Bar Association is pleased to offer a cash prize of $5,000 plus an all-expense-paid trip to Miami, Florida to attend the Committee’s National Legal Malpractice Conference to receive the prize.
Winners of the program will receive up to $5000 award plus all exp.
The deadline of the program is February 15, 2019.