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December 4, 2008
Contact: Janet Eveleth
Jason Zeisloft
Release No. 08-006


~Awarding Cash Prizes for Law in Your Daily Life Videos~

           To enhance the public’s understanding of the law, the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) is unveiling a unique YouTube Video Competition – “Law in Your Daily Life,” and is inviting all Marylanders to enter a short video for a chance to win a cash prize. Through this competition, MSBA wants to reach out to the public and help people better understand the justice system and their role in it.  So, MSBA’s Public Awareness Committee is launching the YouTube Video Competition, complete with cash prizes and wants imaginative videos depicting how the law affects people’s lives. 

        Videos should be three minutes or less and creatively capture the essence of the law in the individual’s or group’s daily life.  Submissions will be judged in three video categories:  

  • under 18 individual or group
  • 18 and older individual or group
  • People’s Choice - all entries eligible

The deadline for entries is March 15, 2009 March 31,2009, and the contest criteria, rules and submission details may be found at

         A “jury” of MSBA volunteer leaders will select the following First, Second and Third-place winners:

  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $200
The winners will be announced on May 13, 2009, at MSBA’s Law Day program and the winning videos will be aired at this event, with the winners invited to attend.  For further information, go to

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A Voluntary, non-profit membership organization, the Maryland State Bar Association is comprised of more than 23,000 attorneys and judges. The MSBA monitors judicial and legislative issues, offers legal education opportunities and promotes leadership within the legal profession. The MSBA offers public service programs to ensure the delivery of quality legal services to all citizens and is committed to furthering the efficient administration of justice and equality for all.