Nevada County Bar Association hosts annual essay scholarship contest |

Nevada County Bar Association hosts annual essay scholarship contest

The Nevada County Bar Association announces its annual High School Essay Scholarship Contest and Awards Dinner.

The NCBA invites all high school students residing in Nevada County, who are in grades nine through 12 as of Aug. 13, to submit an essay for this contest.

Submit an essay of 500 words or less, to the following prompt:

Rule of law and respect of law create stability, continuity, and legitimacy of government.

On occasion, however, disobedience of law has been used as a means for effecting change.

Using examples from history what do you perceive to be the proper balance between respect for the law and disobedience to it?

Looking into the future, do you perceive any issues where the balance between rule of law and disobedience may become an issue of importance?

Submissions are due by Oct. 6. First-place essay contestant will receive a $1,000 dollar scholarship, second place contestant a $500 scholarship, and third place contestant a $250 scholarship.

The contest will culminate in an awards dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Holbrooke Hotel where Nevada County Superior Court Judge Sean Dowling will be the guest speaker for this event.

Members of the public are invited to attend the awards dinner.

Tickets for the dinner are $50 each. First-, second-, and third-place winners, plus one guest of each, will be admitted into the award’s dinner for free.

The Nevada County Bar Association will notify the winners the week before the dinner that they have won a scholarship.

Rules and details on essay submissions can be found at the NCBA website at nevadacounty

To purchase tickets to the awards dinner, email inquiry to ncbaadm@

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