2010 American Lawyer Academy Viral Video Contest

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

Press Release

$25,000 Scholarships for Viral Videos
The Schafer Law Office and American Lawyer Academy Promote Safe Driving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 15, 2010 - The Schafer Law Office, a Louisville, Kentucky personal injury law firm, is pleased to announce that it is the Central Regional Sponsor of the 2010-2011 American Lawyer Academy (ALA) Viral Video Scholarship Contest. The Central Region includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas. The scholarship program is dedicated to the thousands of accident victims who are injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions each year in the United States and hopes to save lives with a positive viral message. High school and college students nationwide are encouraged to submit their videos promoting safe driving.

“I speak with accident victims on an almost daily basis who have been seriously injured by distracted or drunk drivers.” remarked attorney Mike Schafer. “We all know how dangerous texting while driving is and drinking and driving are yet there are motor vehicle accidents that happen daily because of these practices.”

Statistics
According to Kentucky State Police reports, there have been 501 fatalities on Kentucky roads in 2010 so far. The total of fatal accidents on the road in 2009 was 548, which are up from 2008. In 2008, there were 539.

Some of the most viewed videos on the various video-sharing websites by teens and young adults are the ones produced by their peers. The Schafer Law Office believes the number of young people this safe driving message reaches and the effectiveness of the message will exceed traditional public awareness messages.

Video contest details
The American Lawyer Academy Viral Video Scholarship Contest offers $25,000 in scholarships toward college tuition at a recognized academic institution. Each regional winner will be awarded $1,500 and be entered into the national contest. The national contest winners will be awarded $3,000 for second place and $10,000 for first place. Students that want to use their talent and creativity to help spread a positive message that captures the imagination of the YouTube generation should definitely enter this contest.

About The Schafer Law Office
The Schafer Law Office is a personal injury law firm located in Louisville, Kentucky. The firm concentrates in helping the victims of automobile, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, child, dog bite and fatal accidents receive fair compensation for their injuries.

Contact:

Mike Schafer
1218 S 3rd St
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 584-9511

About ALA and Regional Sponsors
The mission of American Lawyer Academy (ALA) is to promote legal excellence by providing members of the public with in depth articles on current and important legal issues that affect the legal rights of everyday citizens. American Lawyer Academy created the Viral Video Scholarship Contest as a community service project to help educate the public on safe driving practices by awarding a scholarship to the film student or video production enthusiast who creates the best public announcement viral video.

American Lawyer Academy: http://www.americanlawyeracademy.com

Northwest Region - Davis Law Group, P.S.: http://www.injurytriallawyer.com/library/viral-video-scholarship-contest-northwest-region.cfm

Northern Region - Buckfire & Buckfire: http://www.buckfirelaw.com/library/viral-video-scholarship-contestnortheast-region-buckfire-buckfire.cfm

Southwest Region - Breyer Law Offices, PC http://www.breyerlaw.com/viral-video-scholarship-contest-southwest-region.html

Northeast Region - Charles Boyk Law Offices, LLC: http://www.charlesboyk-law.com/library/viral-video-scholarship-contest-northern-region-boyk-law-offices.cfm

Western Region - Bisnar Chase: http://www.bestattorney.com/viral-video-scholarship-contest-western-region.html

Midwest Region - The Christensen Law Firm, PLLC: http://www.utahpersonalinjurylawfirm.com/viral-video-scholarship-contest-midwest-region.html

Central Region - The Schafer Law Office: http://www.mikeschaferlaw.com/library/the-2010-viral-video-scholarship-contest.cfm

Southern Region - Cavey Barrett: http://www.caveylaw.com/library/viral-video-scholarship-contest.cfm

Michael Schafer
The Personal Injury Attorney for Louisville and Kentucky