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General Practice, Solo & Small Firm DivisionThe Buzz

 

 

JANUARY

2010

 

Buzz-Worthy

GPSolo Magazine Article in Award-Nominated Publication!
Debra S. Hart-Cohen’s article “Canines in the Courtroom,” from the well-received “Animal Law” issue of GPSolo magazine, has been reprinted in the NAWBA Journal. Based in part on the strength of Debra’s contribution, that publication has been nominated for the Dog Writers Association of America’s Best Club Newsletter Format Award. Congratulations, Debra!

ABE Dedicated Toll-Free Number for Solo and Small Firms
The American Bar Endowment has added a new, dedicated solo/small firm toll-free number—877-621-7676—just for your insurance questions. We know that as a solo/small firm attorney, your time is limited. We also know that you need to be sure you have adequate insurance protection. The new, dedicated toll-free line makes it easy to learn more about the ABE-sponsored insurance plans exclusively for ABA members. Call today!

Membership Renewal
Don't miss out on The Buzz and other valuable resources your ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division membership provides. Make sure your membership has been renewed before February 26, 2010, to continue uninterrupted membership in ABA GPSolo. Simply click here and use your ABA ID Number and password to check your account status or pay online. Call the ABA’s Service Center at 1-800-285-2221 to renew now.

Members in the News
Paula Frederick has been named General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia.

Please Donate to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

The international rescue and relief effort in Haiti from the earthquake that dramatically affected the lives of millions of Haitians continues restlessly. This effort relies on the generosity of the public worldwide. I invite you to donate to this cause by finding a reputable organization—local, national or international—accepting monetary contributions. The following four entities are among the leaders of the effort:

The American Red Cross

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Doctors Without Borders

UNICEF

Choose among those organizations, or reach out to your local nonprofits, donate, and move others to do the same. Small and large donations will continue to make a difference in Haiti.

Our help is needed now, and will be needed for the nearby future; the recovery of Haiti will happen over time.

Awards Program

Call for Nominations: 2010 Solo and Small Firm Awards Program

The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its annual 2010 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 Award, Solo and Small Firm Project Award, and Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award.

Winners will be honored at the Division’s 2010 Spring Meeting Breakfast at the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on May 15, 2010. For a list of past winners, please visit our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice.

  • Applications must be submitted by email, fax or postmarked by February 26, 2010.
  • Please read the Awards Summary and Application Instructions before completing this form. To apply for a solo and small firm award complete the attached application and send to genpractice@abanet.org ; fax (312) 988-5711 or visit our website at https://www.abanet.org/genpractice/ .
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes attorneys who have wide acceptance as having significant lifetime distinction as solo or small firm practitioners. It recognizes exceptional achievement by solo and small firm practitioners who are widely accepted by their peers as having consistently achieved distinction in an exemplary way. The winners will be viewed by other solo and small firm practitioners as epitomizing the ideals of the legal profession and of solo and small firm practitioners.

Solo and Small Firm Project Award
Designed to reward bar leaders and associations for their successful implementation of a project or program specifically targeted to solo and small firm lawyers.

Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award
Recognize attorneys who have made significant contributions to educating lawyers or law students regarding the opportunities and challenges of a solo and small firm practice.


The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division’s awards program is underwritten by the generous support of West, a Thomson Reuters business.

Diversity and Young Lawyers Fellowships

Call for Diversity Fellowship Nominations
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 2010–2011 bar year. The nomination application deadline is March 31, 2010. Visit our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice.

Call for Young Lawyers Fellowship Nominations
The American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division is pleased to announce the sponsorship of two Young Lawyer fellowships in the Division during the 2010–2011 bar year. The nomination application deadline is March 31, 2010. Visit our website at www.abanet.org/genpractice.

 



 

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