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Call for 2009 Solo and Small Firm Awards Nominations »

The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its annual 2009 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.  Each year the Division honors outstanding solo and small firm practitioners, as well as bar leaders and bar associations at the Division’s Awards Ceremony held at the Spring Meeting. Recognition is given for Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement, Solo and Small Firm Project Award and Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award. 

Winners will be honored at the Division’s 2009 Spring Meeting Awards Ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on May 8, 2009.  For a list of past winners, please go to the Division’s Solo & Small Firm Awards page or https://www.abanet.org/genpractice/awards/ssfawards.html.

  • Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by Monday, February 2, 2009. 
  • Please read the Award Summary and Application Instructions before completing the nominating form.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Call For Diversity Fellowhip Applications »

The American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce the sponsorship of four Diversity fellowships in the Division during the 2009-2010 bar year.

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division Diversity Fellows Program is designed to promote diversity within the Division and the ABA, while providing leadership development opportunities within the Division for women, attorneys of color, and those with disabilities and persons of differing sexual orientations and gender identities.
It is open to any lawyer or judge, who is a member of the Division, with a diverse background and experiences as defined by ABA Goal III, including, women, attorneys of color, and those with disabilities and persons of differing sexual orientations and gender identities.
Applications and nominations must be received by March 31, 2009. Successful applicants will be notified after the Division’s Spring meeting, May 7 – 9, 2009 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. For more information about the Diversity Fellowship Program, click here or go to http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/diversity/fellows.html.

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Call For Young Lawyers Fellowship Applications »

The American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce the sponsorship of two Young Lawyers fellowships in the Division during the 2009-2010 bar year.

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Fellows Program provides leadership opportunities for young lawyers. As a leader within the Young Lawyers Division, we recognize that you have many opportunities to become involved in bar-related organizations and activities. The GP|Solo Division is committed to increasing the participation of young lawyers in Division activities. This program will provide young lawyers the opportunity to become actively and integrally involved in the Division’s meetings and committees.
A candidate must be an active member of the YLD or a previously active member who has aged out within the past three years. Successful candidates will have demonstrated involvement in bar association and non-bar related activities. There is no requirement that the candidate presently be a member of the GP|Solo Division; however, any person chosen as a Fellow must be an ABA member and join the GP|Solo Division. Although letters of recommendation are not required, a candidate may submit up to three, if so desired.
Nominations and applications must be received by March 31, 2009. Successful applicants will be notified after the Division’s Spring meeting, May 7 – 9, 2009 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
For more information about the Young Lawyers Fellowhip Program and to submit an application, click here or go to http://www.abanet.org/genpractice/younglawyers/ylfellowship.html.

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ABA Presidential Appointments »

ABA President-Elect Carolyn Lamm is seeking applications or nominations for appointed positions throughout the ABA. The President-Elect is privileged to fill vacancies on ABA Standing and Special Committees, Commissions, Working Groups, Task Forces and other ABA entities for the 2009-2010 Association year.

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