20 Mar 2019
Kimberly Barton, ’20, is the winner of the 2019 American Bar Association (ABA) Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest.
The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention. The 2019 essay hypothetical involved issues of diminished mental capacity and permitted disclosures.
Barton, a native of Bakersfield, Calif., is in her second year at Nebraska College of Law. She is a member of the Allies & Advocates for LGBTQ Equality, Equal Justice Society, Multi-Cultural Legal Society, Student Bar Association and Women’s Law Caucus. In 2018, Barton was named a Summer Fellow in the Rural Summer Legal Corps.
As the winner of the Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest, Barton will receive a cash prize and a trip to the Spring 2019 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Miami Beach, Fla. in April.
The Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest is conducted by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP. The 2019 contest was administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability. The contest was open to Young Lawyers Division or Law Student Division members of the ABA.