Second-year law students attending a law school in New York State who excel in legal writing can apply for a $5,000 scholarship from The New York Bar Foundation.

The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the 2012 Judge Bernard S. Meyer scholarship. It is presented annually to a student who exhibits excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills. The award honors former Court of Appeals Judge Meyer for his outstanding work and dedication to the law.

Second-year students enrolled in a law school in New York State during the 2012 spring semester are eligible to apply. They must submit an essay that displays excellence in legal writing and advocacy skills. Essays must have only one author.

Complete guidelines for the scholarship are available at www.tnybf.org. Essays are due April 2, 2012.

The Garden City law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein established the award in 2004.

Judge Meyer was an associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1979-1986 and practiced with Meyer Suozzi from 1987 until his death in 2005. He served as special deputy attorney general of New York in charge of the Special Attica Investigation and was a member of the Governor's Commission on Integrity in Government.

The New York Bar Foundation is dedicated to aiding charitable and educational projects to meet the law-related needs of the public and the legal profession. To learn more about The New York Bar Foundation and how you can support its charitable programs, go to www.tnybf.org, phone 518/487-5651 or email nybarfoundation@tnybf.org.

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Contact: Brandon Vogel
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