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March 12, 2007

Young Lawyers Seek Submissions for Essay and Poster Contests

The YLD invites all seniors in high school who attend public, private, charter and parochial schools in Philadelphia to participate in the 8th annual Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest.

Named for former Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Edward F. Chacker, the 2007 contest asks students to write an essay of at least 1,000 words on the question: Do lawyers have more responsibility as citizens to protect and/or promote democracy? Why or why not? The winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Submissions should include the students' name, address, telephone number and school on a cover sheet accompanying the essay.

All 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who attend Philadelphia public, private, charter and parochial schools are invited to participate in the 2007 Poster Contest. Students are asked to draw a picture which best illustrates what democracy means to you. Posters should be produced on standard 22" x 28" poster board and students should include their name, address, telephone number and school on the back of the poster. First, second and third prizes will be awarded.

All entries for the essay and poster contests must be received by Amy Muldoon at the Philadelphia Bar Association by NOON on Monday, April 23, 2007. For more information, please contact Abbie DuFrayne at, Paul Kaufman at or Josh Ryan at

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