February 17, 2012.
The 2012 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest is sponsored by Lawyers' Professional Liability of the American Bar Association and Long & Levit LLP for law students and young lawyers.
The winner of the contest will be awarded a cash prize of $5,000, as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City in April 2012, which will include free admission to the Committee's National Legal Malpractice Conference, attendance at the Committee dinner as their guest, and the prize presentation.
The contest rules and information, as well as the contest hypothetical,* are posted online at http://bit.ly/Levit2012
. The essay contest is accepting entries now. The postmark deadline for submission of entries is February 17, 2012.
*This year's hypothetical involves an international law firm and ethics questions concerning how the firm handles engagement letters, office restructuring, and taking on new matters in a cross-jurisdictional scenario.
For questions, call 312.988.5763.