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Halscott Megaro, P.A. Annual Essay Writing Competition

Topic: What makes the difference between a good and a great criminal defense attorney?  The candidate must write a 1,000 word or fewer essay on this topic.

Deadline:  September 15, 2018.  Your essay must be submitted via email to and must be in Word or PDF format. In the alternative, applicants may submit a 5-minute or less video essay. The video must be a closeup of the applicant, giving their essay as a lecture or speech, addressing the camera directly and must have a green screen in the background. Editing is permitted.  The essay must be submitted along with a short bio on the applicant, a passport-style photograph of the applicant, and a release permitting publication of the photograph and the essay (or video) by Halscott Megaro, P.A., its agents or assigns.