MIAMI — Bryan L. Paschal won the Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition on Aug. 3 in Miami, Fla. 

The competition was hosted by the University of Miami School of Law to raise money for Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Twenty-four attorneys from local firms and government entities competed. Each competitor presented a closing argument for either the plaintiff or the defense and 16 advanced to a tournament-style competition. Paschal, a two-year attorney, faced off against lawyers with up to seven years of experience. He ultimately won the championship and was presented with the perpetual trophy contributed by Bilzin Sumberg at the Victory Celebration after the competition.

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