Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Legal Writing Institute has announced that the winner of the 2009 Golden Pen Award will be the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). The association was founded 101 years ago to assist Atttorneys General in delivering high quality legal services to states and territiories. As part of its work, NAAG sponsors a Supreme Court Best Brief Award to recognize excellence in appellate brief writing.
As has been the usual custom in recent years, the Golden Pen Award will be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law School. The event will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the New Children's Museum of San Diego. The museum is a short walking distance from the San Diego Marriott, where the substantive sessions and most of the Friday receptions will take place. There is a slightly later starting time for the LWI event, which will allow you to visit a law school reception or two before coming over to the Golden Pen Award. You will also appreciate a chance to get out of the conference hotel, so be sure this event is on you AALS calendar.
The event will also mark the official launch of the Silver Anniversary of the Legal Writing Institute.
As is also the custom, the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors will confer its annual Blackwell Award at the same ceremony. The award is presented jointly by both organizations, in memory of Thomas Blackwell.