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May 2008

Awards & Nominations

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Jeffrey M. Allen

In April, the Board of Governors approved the ABA Journal Board of Editors’ nomination and renominations for ABA Journal Board of Editor vacancies:

Jeffrey M. Allen has been elected to fill the vacancy of Kenneth P. Nolan who will complete his second three-year term at the close of the New York Annual Meeting in August 2008. Mr. Allen first three–year term will begin in September 2008 through August 2011. Board Member 2008-2011

Jeff Allen, GP|Solo Leadership Training Committee Chair, became the latest member of the ABA Journal Editorial Board. We are pleased with the fact that we have a solo on the editorial board which will provide greater influence on the Journal to produce solo and small firm friendly content. Congratulations to Mr. Allen.

James M. Durant III

The Judge Advocates Association (“JAA”), a national organization of military lawyers, presented James M. Durant III with the Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney Award for outstanding achievements of career attorneys serving as Judge Advocates. The awards are presented annually at a banquet held in the National Capital Region. Nominees must be 35 years of age, or older, and are evaluated on professional accomplishments, service to community, leadership, service to the legal profession and development of subordinates. Durant is the Vice Chair of the GP|Solo Division. Congratulations!

John P. Macy

John P. Macy received the 2008 Distinguished Member Award from the Waukesha County Bar Association at their Annual Spring Awards Dinner.

The Distinguished Member Award is given on occasion to an individual chosen by representatives of the Waukesha County Bar Association who has served the Waukesha County Bar Association with distinction by devoting time and effort to improve and promote the organization, has promoted high standards of fairness, justice and ethical conduct within the legal profession, and has portrayed the Waukesha County Bar Association and the Waukesha legal community in a positive light. Macy was recognized for his years of service to not only the Waukesha County Bar Association but also the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association. Macy has been active in the Waukesha County Bar Association for over 25 years serving in a number of different capacities including President, Membership Chair, Entertainment Chair and Chair of the Municipal Law Section.

John P. Macy is the Chair of the GP|Solo Corporate Sponsor and of the Past Chairs Committees as well as the Immediate Past Chair of the Executive Committee. Congratulations to Mr. Macy on receiving this distinguished award.

Keith B. McLennan

GP|Solo Chair, Keith B. McLennan has been appointed to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). Congratulations!

Judge Alexander P. White

The Judge Advocates Association (“JAA”), a national organization of military lawyers, presented Judge Alexander P. White of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois with the Robinson Everette Distinguished Life Service Award for a lifetime of dedicated service to the sacred principles of military jurisprudence and devotion to and furtherance of the mission and objectives of this association and its members with great appreciation. White, who retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, served as a naval aviator, a military lawyer, trial attorney, staff judge advocate and military judge for thirty-two years. He continues to be an active member of the military committees of the American, Illinois, Chicago and Federal Bar Associations. He is a past president of the JAA and a member of the USCAAF. Congratulations!

GP|Solo Diversity Fellows »

Richard Evangelista, Chair of the Diversity Committee reported to the Council at the 2008 Spring Meeting in New Orleans, LA that the following four (4) applicants were selected to receive a diversity fellowship for the 2009 bar year:

  • Atinuke O. Diver, Cambridge, MA
  • Charles W. Lamb, Jr., Albany, GA
  • Eugene D. Lee, Los Angeles, CA
  • Harshan K. Makkar, Duluth, GA

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GP|Solo Young Lawyers Fellows »

Jay Ray, Young Lawyers Committee Chair, reported to Council at the 2008 Spring Meeting, in New Orleans, LA that the following two (2) applicants were selected to receive a young lawyer fellowship for the 2009 bar year:

  • Travis A. Cushman, Great Falls, MT
  • Noah Davis, Seattle, WA

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