Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones Writing Award

07/06/2018 -


Established in 1986, Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones, Esq. Writing Award authors are selected on the basis of: 1) presentation clarity; grammar; organization and need for editorial revisions; 2) article interest and information presentation; 3) information usefulness for the practice of law, presentation of an important legal issue and timeliness; and 4) accuracy and depth of research and information provided.

Jennifer Wims Hashway, Esq., Professor of Legal Practice at Roger Williams University School of Law, and Peter J. Comerford, Esq. of Coia & Lepore, Ltd., jointly receive the 2018 Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones, Esq. Writing Award for their respective articles, How to Win Land and Influence Policy: A Practical Guide to Adverse Possession in Rhode Island, published in the Rhode Island Bar Journal: Volume 66, Number 5, March/April, 2018, and Black-hearted Trespassers: The Sequel, published in the Rhode Island Bar Journal: Volume 66, Number 6, May/June, 2018. The Writing Award Committee thought the point-counterpoint approach of the articles was one of the highlights of this year’s Bar Journal. 

The Editors and Editorial Board of the Rhode Island Bar Journal congratulate Professor Hashway and Attorney Comerford, and strongly encourage all Rhode Island Bar Association members to read the Article Selection Criteria included in every issue of the Rhode Island Bar Journal.  As a reminder, Professor Hashway and Attorney Comerford’s articles, and the full contents of Rhode Island Bar Journals from 2009 forward, are available online by clicking on the Bar Journal link on the Bar’s website. Their articles, and other past Bar Journal articles, may also be accessed through Casemaker.

Congratulations to you both, Jennifer and Peter!