Let no one suggest the State Bar of Texas is not au courant: The bar has launched a YouTube contest, seeking original videos that dramatize the promise of justice for all, according to Texas Lawyer.
Bar President Gib Walton proclaims, "We are the first bar association in the United States — in the world — to have a YouTube contest." And a spokeswoman for the American Bar Association says that, as far as the ABA knows, this is true. "New media, new ways to do things — that's all I can say," comments Debbie Weixl.
There’s a cash prize of $2,500 for the 18-and-over crowd. Rules and the entry form are posted online here. Sadly, the contest is open only to Texans and lawyers licensed in the state.
But even if you lack that critical Texan connection, don’t suppress your inner Martin Scorsese just yet. Says Walton, "I believe every bar association is going to want to do one of these."