Monday, December 15, 2008

Nassau County Bar Association
Writing Competition

Local law students now have the unique opportunity to hone their legal writing skills, receive scholarship aid to prepare for the Bar exam, be discovered by their future employer, and receive the many benefits as a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, all from an idea from a first year bar association member. Simone Freeman’s idea led to the NCBA’s Publications Committee hosting the 2009 Law Student Writing Competition, the first time NCBA has hosted such an event. Freeman worked in conjunction with long-term NCBA member Doug Lieberman, a past chair of the Publications Committee.

Freeman, who is in her first year practicing law as an assistant town attorney for North Hempstead, joined NCBA this year and decided to get involved by joining the Publications Committee. “My main goal was to get students more interested in NCBA, as well as to address current student members who may not have found an avenue to participate in the Bar,” she said.

The 2009 competition is open to all student members of NCBA, as well as all full or part-time law school students enrolled in an ABA accredited Law School in the Second Judicial Department of the State of New York. In addition to having the top three winning entries published in the Nassau Lawyer, the three winners will receive scholarships to Pieper Bar Review courses.

For more information about the writing competition, including the topic and deadline, go here.

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