Monday, October 4, 2010

William A. Schnader Print Media Awards for Excellent Legal Writing

I learned that I have been selected as a second place winner in the Beat Coverage: Weekly Newspaper category of the 31st Annual William A. Schnader Print Media Awards for my Pennsylvania Law Weekly article, “A Growing Need For Guidance.” That article reviewed the ongoing struggles of the Pennsylvania trial courts to deal with the severance vs. consolidation issue with respect to third party and UM/UIM claims being asserted in the same lawsuit.

Here's a link to that article: http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=094d4288-d8da-47c7-a75f-86ae652d7ba5


I was also selected as the second place winner in the Editorial/Commentary Category for my Pennsylvania Law Weekly article “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Little League tips for big league lawyers.” That article applied common exhortations heard during Little League baseball games to the practice of law.

Here's a link to that article: http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=203302fe-e893-40f6-aea4-e3e1099c2c94


That's now four (4) Schnader Print Media Awards in the past four years. In 2006, I was awarded first place in the Weekly Newspapers Category for two articles, “What I Learned From the Corleone Family: Lawyers can find universal principles and practical advice in The Godfather films” and “Open Umbrella: Courts face an open question about umbrella policy limits and the UIM credit."

In 2007, I was awarded first place in the Weekly Newspapers Category for second year in a row for “Dead or Alive? The Assumption of Risk Doctrine in Pennsylvania.”

These articles, as well as all of my other articles can be accessed at any time my JDSupra.com webpage at http://www.jdsupra.com/profile/danielcummins_docs/.


This annual excellence in legal writing competition is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the national law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP. I will be receiving a plaque and a small prize in recognition for these articles.

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