2019 Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest Winners Announced
Gregory R. Jones, an associate at Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., from Edwardsville, is winner of first place and $2,000 in the ISBA’s 2019 Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest. His article, “General and Boilerplate Objections: Curbing Routine Abuse of the Discovery Process,” appears in the February issue of the Illinois Bar Journal.
Second place winner is Daniel C. Katzman, a partner at Katzman & Sugden, LLC, in Belleville. His article is “Can You Record Me Now? Tapping into the Illinois Eavesdropping Act and its Effect on Attorneys, Employers, and Individuals.” Daniel won $1,000.
Third place and $500 goes to Chicagoan Jake Crabbs, for “Responding to Affirmative Defenses.”
Eighteen manuscripts were submitted in the 2019 competition, which was sponsored by the ISBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and open to YLD members. The contest judges are Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District in Chicago; Hon. Richard L. Tognarelli, presiding circuit court judge in Madison County; Sandra L. Sweeney, a private practitioner in Manteno; Richard J. VanSwol, a partner of Purcell & Wardrope, Chtd., in Chicago; and S. Janaan Hashim, managing partner of Amal Law Group, LLC, in Chicago.