ABA Journal/Ross Prize for Legal Short Fiction

'Sealed Windows' has won the 2015 ABA Journal short story contest

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Congratulations to retired lawyer Andy Greensfelder, the winner of the 2015 ABA Journal/Ross Prize for Legal Short Fiction.

Greensfelder, who hails from San Luis Obispo, California, was among 60 entrants in this year’s short story contest. His short story “Sealed Windows” was awarded the $3,000 cash prize on Sept. 3 in a ceremony at the Library of Congress.

Greensfelder’s story describes a lawyer whose begrudging pro bono defense against a home foreclosure leads him to question his conflicts of interest, as well as the course of his highly successful career.

The annual short story competition, now in its third year, is sponsored by the ABA Journal and is funded by the Erskine Ross Trust. The prize is awarded in conjunction with the annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, which is also sponsored by the ABA Journal, along with the University of Alabama School of Law.

The presentation was part of a ceremony also honoring Deborah Johnson, whose ambitious novel The Secret of Magic received the 2015 Harper Lee Prize.

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