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People | News | Resources | Awards | Publications | ArchivesIssue 27 for Jun 2010
Behind Bars | The new blog from the Division for Bar Services. Written by DBS staff, it will keep you up to date on the latest news, information and expertise on bar leadership, management and programming. Subscribe now.
- Elizabeth Derrico
Iowa Suspends Out-of-State Lawyer Who Practiced Under Federal MJP Provision. Read this article and get other ethics news and resources from the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility.
For the latest news in funding for legal aid and pro bono developments, click here.
The majority of state bars either own or rent/lease their space - 38% own and 33% rent/lease. Half of all local bars rent or lease their space, with only 11% owning the space.
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The ABA Standing Committee on Client Protection has filed a Report and Recommendation proposing the adoption of new Model Rules for Client Trust Account Records to replace the current Model Rule on Financial Recordkeeping. The Report and Recommendation will be considered by the ABA House of Delegates at the 2010 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The Committee would appreciate your support. You may view the proposal here.
8/3 - 8/7/10
NABE/NCBF/NCBF Annual Meetings
San Francisco
Contact: Tondanisha Nevels

8/5 - 8/10/10
ABA Annual Meeting
Programs of interest
San Francisco
Contact: Donna Mosher

4/12 - 4/14/11
ABA Day in Washington 2011
Washington, DC | Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
Contact: Julie M. Strandlie

4/17 - 4/19/12
ABA Day in Washington 2012
Washington, DC | Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
Contact: Julie M. Strandlie

State Bars
IL | Illinois Bar Foundation
Lisa Corrao has been named executive director. Click here for a press release announcing the hiring.
Local Bars
CA | Santa Barbara County Bar Association
Lida Sideris is the new executive director.
IL | DuPage County Bar Association
Leslie Monahan is the new executive director.
NV | Clark County Bar Association
CLE and Special Events Director Donna Wiessner has been named interim executive director as the bar searches for a replacement for Eric Mann. Click here for a press release announcing the appointment.
ABA Welcomes New ED
The ABA has hired Jack Rives as its new executive director. Rives recently retired as the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Air Force. He took over his new duties May 1. For more on the hiring, click here.
Ethics Commission Studying Inbound Foreign Lawyer Issues
The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 is studying a number of issues relating to the ability of foreign lawyers to practice in the U.S. The Commission’s Working Group on Inbound Foreign Lawyers has reviewed and considered these matters and developed memoranda and templates illustrating why and how foreign lawyers could be included within the current ABA Model Rules.

The Commission has taken no position regarding these documents or issues. Your comments will assist the Commission in its consideration of these issues. An introductory message from Commission Co-Chairs Jamie S. Gorelick and Michael Traynor accompanies the Memoranda and Templates. They may also be viewed on the Commission's website.

Responses should be e-mailed by July 1 to Natalia Vera at Natalia.Vera@americanbar.org.

ABA Offers Bars Non-Dues Revenue Opportunity through Web Store
The ABA Bar Affiliate Program offers members of participating bars 15% off ABA Web store purchases. Participating bars also receive 15% of the revenue from their member's purchases. Virtually no administrative work is required by bar staff to set up or manage the program.

For more on the program, contact Catherine Kruse at Catherine.Kruse@americanbar.org.

Report Discusses State of Law Practice, Legal Education
A new report on the state of law practice in the 21st century and the continuum of legal education has been released. The report is from the American Law Institute-American Bar Association's (ALI-ABA) Critical Issues Summit last October. Many of the report's recommendations affect bar associations.
ABA Tries to Grow Some Green
The ABA is encouraging its members to plant a tree this spring and fall as part of its One Million Trees Project. The project aims to plant a million trees by the year 2014, an effort designed to raise national awareness of the benefits of trees and how they help fight climate change. Five thousand trees have been planted so far.

Members can contribute to the project by purchasing a tree through one of the project's partners, listed on its website.

ABA Releases Diversity Report, to Feature Bar Implementation Stories on Website
A new ABA report lays out proposals to advance diversity in the profession. The report, which includes recommendations for bar associations, is the result of a two-year study by the ABA's Commission on Diversity. A PDF can be downloaded here. Hard copies can be requested from diversity@americanbar.org.

Suggestions for bars begin on page 35. The commission encourages bars to email information on how they plan to implement – or are already implementing – them. Responses will be noted on the Next Steps website.

A discussion on four of the emerging issues will be held during the ABA Annual meeting in San Francisco, Friday, August 6 at 1:30 pm.

New Curriculum Helps Students Learn the Practical Side of Economics
The ABA's Division for Public Education has developed a curriculum on antitrust laws for students. The curriculum, which includes a 60-page teacher's guide, helps students understand the integral part economics play in our daily lives.
LRE Network Database
Check out the ABA's LRE Network website, which provides information about national, state, and local LRE programs; resources, such as publications and fact sheets; professional development opportunities; and a database of law-related programs around the nation.
Public Service Award Winner Announced
The Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation is this year's recipient of the National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF) Award for Bar Foundation Excellence in Public Service Programming. This award is given annually to a bar foundation demonstrating excellence and impact in either its programs or grant-making awards to its community.

The foundation will be recognized at the joint luncheon of the National Conference of Bar Foundations, National Conference of Bar Presidents and the National Association of Bar Executives on Friday, August 6, at the Hilton San Francisco.

Bar Diversity Award Winners Announced
The Bar Association of San Francisco, Louisiana State Bar Association and Nebraska State Bar Association are the winners of this year's ABA Partnership Awards.

The winners will be recognized at the joint luncheon of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, National Association of Bar Executives and the National Conference of Bar Foundations on Friday, August 6, at the Hilton San Francisco. All program submissions are online at the Partnership Awards home page.

Legal Services Award Winners Announced
The Tennessee Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association will each receive a 2010 Harrison Tweed Award for achievement in preserving and increasing access to legal services for the poor.

The Tennessee Bar Association is being recognized for the results achieved through its "Justice 4 All Campaign" to increase access to legal services for the poor. The Washington State Bar Association is being honored for its role in providing funding for the provision of legal services and for its Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project.

The awards will be presented during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Friday, August 6th, at a joint luncheon of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, National Association of Bar Executives and National Conference of Bar Foundations.

Nomination Period Opens for Law Day Awards
The ABA's Division for Public Education is accepting nominations for its Outstanding Law Day Activity Awards. Any individual or group that implemented a Law Day program in 2010 is eligible.

The nomination deadline is June 18. For details, click here.

Nomination Period to Open for Young Lawyer Award
The ABA Young Lawyers Division will be accepting nominations July 1 for its National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. The award recognizes an ABA young lawyer in good standing who exhibits professional excellence; service to the profession and the bar; service to the community; or a reputation for or the advancement of legal ethics and professional responsibility.

The nomination deadline is August 31. For more on the award program, click here.

Application Period Opens for Solo and Small Firm Awards
The ABA is accepting nominations for its GP Solo and Small Firm Awards. The annual awards program recognizes dedication to the practice of law as general practitioners or solo or small firm lawyers. The deadline has been extended to June 30.

Winners will be honored at the Annual Meeting during the Joint Reception with the Section of State and Local Government Law held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco on Friday, August 6. For more information click here.

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The awards will be presented during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Friday, August 6th, at a joint luncheon of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, National Association of Bar Executives and National Conference of Bar Foundations.

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s and at state legislative hearings.

Hotel Discount for ABA Members
A new ABA member benefit offers 25% off the best available rate at more than 500 hotels and resorts around the world, through December 31.

Web Site to Report on Fed Court Happenings
An upcoming ABA Web site will report on newsworthy cases in Federal Circuit Courts. The site will provide short summaries of Circuit Court opinions of public interest and cases pending oral argument.

Deadline approaching for the National Online Youth Summit.
A December 9 deadline has been announced to register for the ABA's National Online Youth Summit. The 12-week, web-based program encourages high school students to learn about and critically evaluate a timely, law-related topic.

Nomination Period Opens for Legal Services Award
Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 ABA Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access. The award recognizes innovations in the delivery of legal services to those of moderate incomes. The nomination deadline is December 12.
Nomination Period Opens for Pro Bono Award
The ABA Senior Lawyers Division is accepting nominations for the 2010 John H. Pickering Achievement Award. The award honors pro bono activities and law-related societal issues affecting the elderly. The nomination deadline is February 26.

For more information, visit www.abanet.org/srlawyers and scroll to Awards.

Miami's Angones Wins Diversity Award
ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services member Frank Angones is among five winners of the ABA's annual Spirit of Excellence Awards. The awards honor lawyers who promote racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Angones is a new appointment to the committee, which oversees the work of the Division for Bar Services. He is a past president of the Florida Bar and current partner in the Miami firm Angones, McClure & Garcia P.A.

The awards will be presented at the ABA's Midyear Meeting in Orlando, Fl. To sponsor the awards, click here. For more on the awards, contact Aracely Muñoz Petrich at (312) 988-5638 or Aracely.MunozPetrich@americanbar.org.

Application Period Opens for YLD Subgrant Program
Nominations are being accepted for the ABA Young Lawyers Division's Subgrant Program. The program provides funding to young lawyer organizations for activities that benefit local communities, leaders, or members. The application deadline is March 1.

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