April 6th-30th, 2019
April 6th-30th, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission is sponsoring the second annual video contest for Tennessee law students to increase participation in pro bono work and raise awareness of pro bono efforts, programs, and providers throughout Tennessee. The theme of the contest is Why Pro Bono Matters.
Creativity is encouraged! Videos should encourage awareness of pro bono programs for Tennesseans needing services, along with encouraging those in the legal profession to get involved. Branch out, get out of the box and have fun!
First Place Video Will Recieve:
Cash Prize of $1,000
Recognition at 2019 TALS Equal Justice University
Use of Video by Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission
Possible topics you may feature are:
You are encouraged to work with teams and student organizations.
*You are not required to work in teams but may receive additional points during the scoring process if you do so.
You are encouraged to work with a local legal service provider, pro bono program, or other agency that provides legal services to vulnerable Tennesseans.
*You are not required to partner with another organization but may receive additional points during the scoring process if you do so.
You are encouraged to consult with faculty at your school.
Recommended faculty are listed below for each school:
Belmont: Jeffrey Usman
LMU: Andrew McRee
UT College of Law: Jason Collver
Memphis: Josie Holland
NSL: Michele Wojchiechowski
Vanderbilt: Spring Miller
*You are not required to consult with faculty but may receive additional points during the scoring process if you do so.
Each student involved in creating a video must sign and submit a waiver when they submit their video.
Each person featured in your video must sign a waiver. The law student(s) is responsible for submitting this waiver along with the video.
Waivers will be available in March 2019 at http://justiceforalltn.com/resource/law-student-video-contest.
Videos must be at least 30 seconds and no more than 2 minutes long
*Videos that are not within this range may lose points during judging.
Videos must be submitted via Dropbox by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
The link to submit is available here: https://justiceforalltn.com/resource/law-student-video-contest
See a clip from last year's winning video here!
Additional Rules May Apply. Find Out More Here: https://justiceforalltn.com/resource/law-student-video-contest
Questions?: Kimi deMent, Pro Bono Coordinator at ATJInfo@tncourts.gov or 615-741-2687.