New Jersey State Bar Association - The voluntary Bar Association of New Jersey, serving members since 1899.

For Immediate Release

01/09/12

Barbara Straczynski

Director, New Media and Promotions

732-937-7524

NJSBA Young Lawyers Division Announces its Law Day 2012 YouTube Video Contest

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division is asking middle and high school students to film their own Law Day video and enter the fourth YLD’s Law Day 2012 YouTube Video Contest.  

“The Young Lawyers Division is hosting a video contest to reach out to students and engage them on an important current topic as well as provide another avenue to help educators reach out to their students,” said Jeffrey Neu, Esq., chair of the video contest for the young lawyers group. 

This year’s theme is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” Participants should create a video highlighting the role of the nation’s courts in our constitutional democracy and fostering public understanding about the judiciary.

The State Bar’s YLD is also participating in the American Bar Association’s Law Day contest by entering its top high school winners in the ABA competition, where the top four national finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC for the Law Day 2012 festivities.

 “It's a great opportunity for our high school students to get national recognition for their creativity,” said Neu. “And the contest itself is an opportunity for students to stretch their imagination as they interpret the Law Day theme,” said Neu.

The deadline for entries is February 15, 2012. The winner will be announced on April 1, 2012, and the winners will be invited to an award ceremony at the state capital, Trenton, New Jersey.

Entries will be posted on the State Bar’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/NewJerseyStateBar, and cash prizes awarded to the top winners.

Full contest details with registration and permission forms, and a link to upload video entries are available at www.njsba.com.

The New Jersey State Bar Association is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public and to reforming and improving the legal system. It encourages involvement in voluntary pro bono activities and supports the fair administration of justice. Incorporated in 1899, it is the state’s largest lawyers group. Visit the Association’s website at www.njsba.com.