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Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Holding Essay and Poster Contests for Law Week

I don’t usually post these things, but because of the economy and the cost of college these days, sounds like something that should be promoted to help the next generation. Ties in with today’s other entry theme of next generation.

Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Holding Essay and Poster Contests for Law Week
PHILADELPHIA – In honor of Law Week, April 27 – May 1, the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association is holding its annual Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest for area high school seniors and a Poster Contest for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. The essay contest is open to all high school seniors who attend Philadelphia public, parochial, charter or private schools. Students are asked to write an essay of at least 1,000 words in response to: “If you were chosen to advise soon-to-be U.S. Citizens at their Naturalization Ceremony, what would you tell them their responsibilities are as a U.S. Citizen? Why are these responsibilities important?” The winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship courtesy of Edward F. Chacker, a long-time Philadelphia attorney and partner with the firm Gay, Chacker & Mitten. The poster contest is open to all fourth, fifth and sixth grade students who attend Philadelphia public, parochial, charter or private schools. Students are asked to draw a picture that best illustrates their favorite freedom. Savings bonds will be awarded to the winners in the amounts of $250, $100 and $50. The deadline for submissions to both contests is Friday, April 10 at 12 p.m. Submissions can be mailed to Michael Petitti at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Submissions to the essay contest can also be emailed to chackeressay@philabar.org. Any questions, contact the Philadelphia Bar Association at 215.238.6300 or visit the Young Lawyers Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s website at www.philabar.org.