Ross Essay Contest

11 ABA Journal articles on Ross Essay Contest.

Winning short story: ‘The Attorney Helped Clean Up The Blood’
Read the winning entry on our fourth annual Ross Writing Contest for Short Legal Fiction. Writer Linda Oatman High won the contest and received a $3,000 cash prize. The annual contest, supported by the Erskine M. Ross Trust, recognizes outstanding fiction emphasizing the role of the law and lawyers in society.
About this year’s Ross Writing Contest winning story
Linda Oatman High’s “The Attorney Helped Clean Up the Blood” won the ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Short Legal Fiction and received a $3,000 cash prize.
Linda Oatman High wins ABA Journal/Ross Short Legal Fiction Contest

During her 35-year career as a writer, Linda Oatman High has written more than 20 books for children and young adults, three plays and numerous feature articles and news…

Another Shot
In this winning short story, a defense attorney and a prosecutor work together to help a criminal defendant—a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse issues—get treatment.
Massachusetts lawyer wins $3K Ross prize for her fictional story ‘Another Shot’

Congratulations to Elena O. Papoulias, the winner of the 2016 ABA Journal/Ross Prize for Legal Short Fiction!

Papoulias, from Centerville, Massachusetts, was among 38 entrants in this year’s short story…

Sealed Windows
Editor's note: In September, we announced the results of the third annual ABA Journal/Ross Short Legal Fiction Contest. The winner of the $3,000 prize is retired California lawyer Andy Greensfelder of San Luis Obispo. Greensfelder's story describes a lawyer whose begrudging pro bono defense against a home foreclosure leads him to question his conflicts of interest, as well as the course of his highly successful career. The annual short story competition sponsored by the ABA Journal is funded by the Erskine Ross Trust and is intended to encourage literary fiction that illuminates the role of law and lawyers in society.

‘Sealed Windows’ has won the 2015 ABA Journal short story contest

Congratulations to retired lawyer Andy Greensfelder, the winner of the 2015 ABA Journal/Ross Prize for Legal Short Fiction.

Greensfelder, who hails from San Luis Obispo, California, was among 60 entrants…

Good News, Bad News
Good news and bad news alike arrive in the same way. In a letter, placed in a mailbox on the first floor of the office. Mailbox is a generous term. It's really a small wooden cubby with a name pasted on it using one of those label-makers grocery stores used to use. Thursday was no different; and when bad news came in, it sat there until 3:55, when I picked it out of the cubby and leafed through it in the mail room—not so much reading it as looking for the overall thrust of the decision. "Motion denied. Domestic violence order vacated." Signed and dated, Circuit Judge.
Harper Lee, ABA Journal fiction prizes announced

John Grisham is a best-selling author who has seen many of his books become major Hollywood pictures. Jason Bailey is a first-time author who maintains a busy legal practice in…

It’s Legal, There: A dead child, an old grudge, and a lawyer caught between the facts and the truth
Michigan lawyer wins inaugural ABA Journal/Ross Contest for Short Fiction

Michigan lawyer Lance Hendrickson has been selected winner of the ABA Journal/Ross Contest for Short Fiction.

Culled from more than 135 entries, Hendrickson’s…




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