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Results of the 2013 Law Student Essay Contest

Congratulations to Kevin Crews, a Stetson University College of Law second year student for his winning essay, “E-filing from the Local Coffee Shop: A Practical Look into Confidentiality, Technology and the Practice of Law.” Kevin’s article will be published in an upcoming issue of The Florida Bar Journal, he will receive a $750 cash prize, a complimentary ticket to attend the Judicial Luncheon at Annual Convention with the Center for Professionalism, and complimentary registration to the GPSSF’s 2014 Solo & Small Firm Conference with one night hotel.

Honorable mention was awarded to Amber Scott, a first year student from Barry University School of Law. Her submission is entitled, “Best Practices to Protect Client Confidentiality with Professionalism When Working with Electronic Documents.” Ms. Scott’s essay will be published in the upcoming edition of the GPSSF LINK and she will receive a cash prize of $350.

This year’s essay contest was co-sponsored by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, The Florida Bar’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section and The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism. Due to everyone’s efforts to promote the program and disseminate information to all Florida law students, this year we received triple the number of submissions from last year. Submissions were received from six different law schools, Stetson University College of Law, Barry University School of Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Florida Coastal School of Law, Ave Maria School of Law, and Florida A&M University College of Law. It is also worth noting that the entries were written by first, second and third-year law students. Thanks to all for participating in this event.

[Revised: 06-17-2013]