Monday, July 11, 2016
Legal writing specialists and past winners of the Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Award congratulate Stephanie Juliano of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, winner of the 2016 Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Award. #LWI2016.
The award is presented by the Legal Writing Institute in honor of Deborah Hecht, who served as the Director of the Legal Writing Center at Touro University School of Law for eight years. During that time, she worked to develop Touro’s Legal Resources Center, including developing a website. She was also active in the Legal Writing Institute and in its smaller legal writing specialists group, writing articles for The Second Draft’s “From the Desk of the Writing Specialist” column. Deborah died on November 4, 2005, and she is greatly missed by all in the legal writing community, particularly the members of the Association of Legal Writing Specialists. To honor her memory and her contributions to the legal writing profession, the legal writing specialists received approval from the Legal Writing Institute Board of Directors to create the Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Award. The award is given to the writing specialist who writes the best article for The Second Draft during a two-year period. The award is presented during the LWI Biennial Conference.
Stephanie Juliano received the award for her article, "Everything Old is New Again: Using IRAC to Teach Basic Writing Skills."
In her acceptance remarks, Stephanie mentioned that winning the award had special meaning because just outside her own office is a memorial plaque for Deborah Hecht.
Congratulations to Stephanie and thank you to all of the legal writing specialists who help us promote better legal writing. Also included in this photo are two previous winners of the Hecht Award: Jeremy Francis (Michigan State University College of Law) and Lurene Contento (The John Marshall Law School--Chicago).