YLD Sponsors ‘The Importance of the Judicial System’ Essay Contest for Georgia Students

ATLANTA – The Law-Related Education Committee of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division is sponsoring an essay contest for Georgia students in grades 6 through 8.

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place.

The essay topic is “The Importance of the Judicial System” and the following elements should be included:

  • Why is it important to provide accused persons with procedural rights?
  • How does the U.S. court system protect our rights and freedoms?

The recommended length of the essay is five to eight paragraphs or two to three, typed, double-spaced pages.  Shorter essays are welcome, and essays should not exceed three pages under any circumstances.

Essays must be submitted by e-mail or postmarked by April 6, 2012 to:

GaBarYLDLawDayEssay@yahoo.com Or

A.L. Roberts & Associates, PC
301 Gwinnett Drive, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Entries will be judged by members of the Georgia Bar YLD Law-Related Education Committee.  For more information, contact Melissa Durand or Aundrea Roberts at GaBarYLDLawDayEssay@yahoo.com