The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability is sponsoring the 2003 Levit Essay Contest for young lawyers and law students who are members of the ABA. The prize for winning this contest is a $5,000 cash award plus an all-expense-paid trip to attend the Spring 2003 National Legal Malpractice Conference in New Orleans, LA on April 23-25, 2003. Submission deadline is January 15, 2003. For complete contest information, including topic, hypothetical, contest rules, and eligibility requirements go to: <http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/lpl/levit.html>, or contact Edna Driver at 312/988- 5763 or via email at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Washington University School of Law's 2002-2003 Public Interest Law Speakers Series will feature the Honorable Dennis W. Archer, President-elect of the American Bar Association on Wednesday, January 22, 2003. Mr. Archer will discuss, "The Value of Diversity: What the Legal Profession Must Do to Stay Ahead of the Curve" at 11:00 a.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Hall. As part of this same series, on Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Hall, Author Scott Turow will lead a panel discussion entitled, "Where Have You Gone, Perry Mason?" On Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Hall, Chai R. Feldblum, Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center, will make a presentation entitled, "Rectifying the Tilt: Equality Lessons from Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation and Transgender." The Honorable Thelton Henderson, Senior Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of California will address "Social Change, Judicial Activism, and the Public Interest Laywer" at a program to be presented on Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Hall. For more information, call 314/935-4958 or visit the Web site at <http://law.wustl.edu>.